Community cleans up Cayman

Some 1,500 people representing schools, businesses, church groups and other community organisations pitched in starting very early Saturday, 2 April, to clean up roads and beaches as part of the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Earth Day Cleanup.

All the volunteers were treated to a free brunch, courtesy of LIME, at Tiki Beach after their work was done.

Among those attending were Governor Duncan Taylor and his wife Beatrice, both of whom spent time chatting with the participants.

“It was a spectacular day,” said Wil Pineau, Chamber CEO. “The community spirit generated by this cleanup event is always extraordinary.

“Sometimes we forget that it is the beauty of the Cayman Islands that is our greatest asset. If we don’t preserve this and take pride in where we live, then we run the risk of losing valuable tourism dollars and investment.”

The Chamber expressed its thanks to event sponsors British Caymanian Insurance Co. Ltd; The Caledonian Group; Dart Enterprises Ltd; Island Heritage Insurance; Water Authority-Cayman; Kensington Management Group Ltd; KPMG; Transocean Inc.; G.E.L. Wholesale & Distributors; FirstCaribbean International Bank; CUC Ltd; Flowers Bottled Water; The Phoenix Group; Conyers Dill & Pearman; Cayman Islands Yellow Pages; Cayman National; Grant Thornton; Foster’s Food Fair IGA; Department of Environmental Health; Power Flower Ltd; Mourant Ozannes; Royal Bank of Canada; LIME; CIBC Bank & Trust Company (Cayman) Ltd; Deutche Bank; and the Recreations, Parks and Cemetery Unit of the Ministry of District Administration, Works, Lands and Agriculture.

Special recognition was given to the employees of the Recreation, Parks and Cemetery Unit who, with a team of 20 staff and seven pickup trucks, collected all the trash bags on Monday, 4 April.

LOCALimage_108494STORY

KPMG’s Sharla Taylor, left, and Lynn Watson-Robinson remind everyone to keep Cayman clean and green.
PHOTO: SUBMITTED

If you value our service, if you have turned to us in the past few days or weeks for verified, factual updates, if you have watched our live streaming of press conferences or sent an article to a friend... please consider a donation. Quality local journalism was at risk before the coronavirus crisis. It is now deeply threatened. Even a small amount can go a long way to sustaining our mission of informing the public. We need our readers’ financial support now more than ever.

Donate