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Hindus in Cayman came together on Saturday (5 November) to celebrate Diwali, one of their major annual festivals which signifies the triumph of light over darkness. The Indian community also uses the event as the hub for a festival that teaches children about culture, food, music and compassion.

“We want to teach our kids how we celebrate meaning, how we have to give, how we help the poor, give a gift and make kids happy,” said Abdul Hameed, one of the event organisers.

Mr. Hameed says the community also expresses its gratitude to Cayman for the opportunities they have to work and raise a family here.

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Patrick Kreitlow

Patrick Kreitlow

Pat Kreitlow joined the Cayman 27 staff in October 2015. For nearly a decade, Pat was a familiar presence in living rooms across western Wisconsin where he was a reporter and nightly news anchor at WEAU-TV. He later served his neighbors as a state senator. When he and his wife Sharry became “empty nesters,” they moved to Grand Cayman in early 2014. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

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