Governor Stuart Jack lauded participants in the two-day CPA Youth Parliament for their ‘very impressive’ performances.
Hosting a reception with his wife, Mrs. Mariko Jack, for the 26 youth parliamentarians, their parents, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association members and other guests on Monday night at Government House, Mr. Jack said he appreciated the seriousness of the youth’s involvement.
‘You will learn a lot from this experience,’ he told them.
Chairman of the Sub-Committee of the Cayman Islands Branch of the CPA, Mr. Alfonso Wright, was also impressed with the way the youth parliamentarians had handled themselves during the proceedings, which concluded Tuesday. He had high praise for the business community as well for rallying around the event through sponsorships.
‘This is only the beginning,’ he said, noting that the CPA Cayman Islands Branch hopes to have a Youth Parliament Association with its own constitution and directors in place by this time next year.
‘The CPA is totally behind this but we cannot do this without help from you in the future,’ he told the business community in the Islands.
Each participant received a plaque and certificate signifying their attendance and participation in the CPA Second Youth Parliament from Leader of the Opposition and CPA Cayman Islands Branch Vice President, McKeeva Bush.