Clinton to speak here

People in Cayman will have the opportunity to hear former US president Bill Clinton speak at a public lecture in George Town next month.

On the evening of 28 March, President Clinton will deliver an address at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, on Embracing Our Common Humanity, a topic that encapsulates his international activism.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission of strengthening the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.

The foundation has staff and volunteers around the world working to improve lives through several initiatives, including the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (now the Clinton Health Access Initiative, a separate nonprofit organisation), which is helping to give two million people living with HIV/AIDS access lifesaving drugs.

Other initiatives are applying a business-oriented approach worldwide to fight climate change and develop sustainable economic growth in Africa and Latin America.

The foundation’s work comes in addition to his personal international activism. Building on his long-standing commitment to Haiti, President Clinton was named UN Special Envoy for Haiti in 2009, and the Clinton Foundation dedicated resources to help with immediate and long-term relief and assistance following last year’s earthquake.

As a public speaker, President Clinton describes the challenge of globalisation, emphasises our growing interdependence and points the way toward a common future based on shared goals and values.

1 COMMENT

  1. Please folks, dont continue to be taken by this hyped-up global warming issue which now, by the way, is called climate change. Sounds better. Yes, the climate is changing as it has for the last billion years or so. If all of humanity would just do their part to clean up the dumps, oceans and your own back yards, half the battle would be won. Just look at the waters off Georgetown.A floating mass of garbage. Not condusive to tourism. Mr. Clintons wish to help those with AIDS is commendable but should contain a rigorous education principle for prevention. One doesnt put walls and a roof on a house without a solid foundation first. I wonder how much he will charge for tickets and how much goes into his own bank account.

  2. Lucy, whatever you wish to call it, climate change has become a very broad issue polarizing opinion as to whether the earth has an infinate ability to requlate the affect of mankind or whether mankind should should move to a sustainable model. Your suggestion to have a general tidy up and sweep the mess under the carpet will have no impact at all because you have not changed anything in the equation. Yours is a case of denial. I on the other hand would love to hear the former world leader speak and will keep an open mind.

  3. Lucy, Global Warming is not only over-hyped, its a calculated effort to create fear and guilt in order to enable one of the largest world tax in history, primarily on the biggest industrial nations, led be eco-socialists like Al-Gore and other countries looking to cash-in big not only from the tax imposed on all fossil fuels and companies that sell and the people that consume fossil fuels (ie you and me). But they also seek to cash in big on Reparations via law suits (see google for the plethora of on coming lawsuits from countries around the world) Basically blaming industrial nations for droughts, floods, cold weather, hot weather, fog, rain, and you name it under the guise of Global warming. Also notice that since the globe has been COOLING since 1995, they are now looking to rebrand this global extortion to Climate-Change. Notice how all those global warming charletants were no where to be found when the emails were disclosed regarding the so called scientists deliberately and admittedly manipulating the facts regarding the warming figures for YEARS!

    GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX, designed to tax you for every bit of energy you consume, including green energy. And Cayman WILL be a target is this, not because of its emissions and carbon footprint in the world (its insignificant) but BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH CASH CAYMAN IS ABLE TO FORK OUT TOWARD THIS HOAX!

    DONT BE FOOLED BY THESE GREEN CHARLATANS

  4. So AJ what you are saying is that the global leaders, organisations and scientists are all involved in some form of mass conspiracy. In the meantime the oil companies are flying the flag of truth. Let me guess, are you are from the USA and also a Republican.

  5. Danish
    http://www.google.com/#sclient=psyhl=enq=global%20warming%20email%20scandalaq=1aqi=g4g-o1aql=oq=pbx=1fp=40055a3a7cc30029pf=ppdl=300

    Interesting you should ask that considering no where in my post does it refer to a political party or country. Thats interesting isnt it? It clearly demonstrates that you are viewing this in a prism of politics. Any do you view this in a prism of politics? Because the whole agenda is political, not scientific.

    Let me ask you, are you a leftist socialist Anti-American from Europe somewhere?

  6. Not to mention Danish, it can be quite interesting just how agreeable a bunch of scientists can be when a few billion dollars (with a B) are put towards research grants, especially in light that once carbon tax credits worth potentially Trillions in world wide taxation (With a T) are implemented world wide, the grants will just keep up being funded….

    If funny how these institutions will gravitate towards a Consensus and that yes, _man_ is destroying earth, and only way to fix the ozone layer its to impose world taxes on all forms of energy companies and plant more trees…. Weve had volcanic eruptions emitting sulphur dioxide an instant lethal levels for millenniums, oil field burning for centuries as tectonic plates moved the oil to the surface and ignited, weve had asteroids, yet.. the atmosphere is till here. but now man comes along and in less than 100 years will erase the sky as we know it and therefore we need the Kyoto treaty, taxes and lawsuits… and of course, plant more TREES… We cant stop a rain cloud from forming, BUT… If we just PLANT MORE DARN TREES! We can save the earth!

    It never ceases to amaze me what people are prepared to believe if its on the news.

  7. There is complete agreement amongst the established scientific community of the man-made component of global warming (ie, climate change). It is astonishing to see how many people still have their heads in the sand. Have any of you studied the science? (I have). Then again, there is a similar group who still deny that evolution exists. And to those people (both groups) please examine the science… there is no controversy, only consensus.

  8. I have not heard any more details about Clinton’s visit and speech. Can someone please inform me with accurate information such as date, time, and price? Please no Marl Road answers.

  9. Global warming was a concocted story made up by the you know who’s it does not exist, it is a lie from the bottomless pit and those of you that have 1500 to throw away listening to B.S. give it to the humane society and let them buy cat food or dog food for the animals all that money would be put to better use.
    It is a big
    farce!