LONG BEFORE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM became its main economic engines, the Cayman Islands was an isolated seafaring community which gained the moniker “the islands that time forgot”.

In the early days, Caymanians relied on fishing and farming – living off the land and sea. Many men went to sea to earn a living, often for months on end, while the women tended to affairs at home. Traditional industries of old included turtling, fishing and thatch rope making

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