The Cayman Islands will join nations around the world on Sunday to recognise a World Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Road Traffic Accidents.
Services will take place Sunday on Grand Cayman at the Church of God Chapel, Academy Way, Walkers Road, beginning at 10.30am; on Cayman Brac, at the Cotton Tree Bay Church of God, at 11am; and at 11 am, at the Baptist Church on Little Cayman.
Initiated by RoadPeace in 1993, this day is globally recognised, following the adoption by the UN General Assembly on 26 October 2005 of a resolution to recognize the third Sunday in November of every year as an “appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crashes and their families”.
The Cayman Islands Road Safety Advisory Council and MattSafe will prepare a CD with pictures of all those who have lost their lives to traffic accidents on all three islands. The pictures will be shown during the services on each island.
People who would like their loved ones included and have not yet already submitted photos are ask to email digital photos as soon as possible to [email protected].
Details to accompany the photos should include full name (add nicknames if applicable) and dates of birth, accident and funeral.
MattSafe would also welcome a sentence or two on the dreams and hopes of those who died, and perhaps what they could have been contributing to the Cayman society today. The pictures and information, particularly with respect to the young people who succumbed, will be captured under the general theme of Keep Their Dreams Alive.
The deadline for submission of photos and information is Wednesday.