Fidelity award for Powell and Craig

The Fidelity Citizenship Award
seeks to recognise honour and financially reward Caymanians nominated as
community champions for their tireless and often anonymous work in helping
build a better society. Its first two recipients are James ‘Jimmy’ Powell and
Katherine Craig.

Mrs. Craig is a successful,
self-employed entrepreneur, who throughout her life has dedicated countless
hours to community volunteer work.  Her
motto is: “To do good to whomever I can, whenever, and wherever I can.”  For many years she has been a strong advocate
of promoting the development of youth in Cayman. Mrs. Craig was presented with
a cheque toward her community efforts.

“I feel honoured to have received
this award, which was inspired in recognition of Ms Sybil McLaughlin, whom I
have always respected and treasured,” said Mrs. Craig.

“I trust other citizens will follow
in her path. I feel it is important that all individuals play an active role
within their community but also adopt a global mindset, ensuring that they
strive to make positive contributions within the world around them. I appreciate
Fidelity starting this award programme for such a worthy cause and recognizing
me in my efforts.”

Mr. Powell believes in the great
value of contributing to community and is actively involved in many community
projects, including sponsorship of various sporting events through the
years.  He is also involved in service
clubs, such as Jaycees and the Lion’s Club. 
As a member of Jaycees he was instrumental in acquiring the Seven Mile
Public Beach for the Caymanian people. He is behind such developments as Villas
of the Galleon, Casa Caribe, Colonial Club, and Mandalay. 

“We must always remember that even
though we are blessed to live in such a wonderful country, we must all always
strive to do more community service and make it an even better place still,” he

“I am thankful to Fidelity and
their committee for honouring me with this award.  Thank you also to those who nominated me.”

The new award programme was
introduced by Fidelity Group Chairman Anwer Sunderji during the opening
ceremonies of the Fidelity Financial Centre in October. He said the inspiration
for the award was the life of distinguished citizen and National Hero, Honourable
Sybil I. McLaughlin, after whom the new Fidelity Financial Centre Banking Hall
is named.  Mr. Sunderji said her life of
good works echoed the sentiments expressed by former US President John F. Kennedy,
who said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for
your country.”

“There are many Caymanians who are
working to build a better society selflessly and unrecognised,” said Mr.

“Each financial award from our
Fidelity Citizenship Award programme will be used to further the good work the
recipients are doing and to encourage more citizens to shoulder this community

Brett Hill, president and chief
executive officer of Fidelity Bank (Cayman) Ltd, said, “The Fidelity Award
Committee is looking to the general public to nominate people who exemplify
characteristics such as a spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism,
community-mindedness, and dedication to go beyond and above what is expected of
one as a community member in order to help those less fortunate, and/or to
support a noteworthy cause or organization.”