Caymanians seek gold in Bahamas

Eight young people are pursuing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at the annual Regional Camp, which is being held in Nassau, Bahamas. 

The participants have to prove their ability to cope well with difficult and demanding situations. They will take part in a series of exercises including a five day expedition, cultural activities and a community project.  

“The participants have been training since April. I am confident they will put in their best efforts and earn their awards,” said Katherine Jackson, national chairwoman of the Cayman Islands National Award Authority.  

They will also be travelling through the islands with the Bahamas Postal Service that uses a boat to carry mail.  

Two members of the Cayman Islands team, David Mitchell and Adeline Sulley, will also participate in a leadership course. 

Besides the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, other jurisdictions represented at the annual regional camp are Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Anguilla, Barbados, Turks and Caicos and Bermuda. 

Ms Jackson represented the Cayman Islands at the Caribbean Award Sub-Regional Council’s annual general meeting that was held on Saturday, 28 July.  

The two-week camp concludes on Tuesday, 14 August. 

DoE Gold group

Duke of Edinburgh group have been going for the gold. They are, from left, Roje Williams, Manuel Gonzalez, Adeline Sulley, National Chairwoman Katherine Jackson, Allison McDonald, Samantha Mascarenhas, Jose Ardila and David Mitchell. Missing is Mia Burke.– Photo: Submitted