IHS spruce up our fields

Little League in Cayman recently got assistance from an unlikely source. 

While in the Cayman Islands for a conference, IHS Inc sent about 80 people to the Field of Dreams to engage in a number of clean-up projects. With the help of YMCA Cayman’s Greg Smith, Paint Pros and Cayman Islands Little League Association officials like Jeff Pouchie and John Cridland, the group painted and enhanced the playground, painted the clubhouse/main building, provided warning track and backstop maintenance and transformed the umpires trailer into a more usable asset. 

IHS chief sustainability officer Jane Bamba says the company is motivated to impact communities abroad. 

“We’re a company that wants to make the world a better place while at the same time serving customers with excellence and providing a good return to our shareholders,” Bamba said. “Being involved in the communities where we work and live is very important to us. 

“When we have an event like our trip to Cayman, we believe we can’t just visit, celebrate and use resources but we must also work to leave the place we visited a little better than when we arrived. We were honored to serve the wonderful people of Cayman with our community projects.” 

In addition to IHS staff, there were roughly a dozen Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman employees present last Friday. The assistance comes as local Little League concludes its 25th season, with about 50 youth and adult teams and free ball programs for kids. A few finishing touches to the facility are still needed and the association will be looking for volunteers in the coming weeks. It should be noted the field is operated by a bare minimum of staff and an army of volunteers. 

IHS is based out of Colorado in the United States and is involved in the aerospace and defense, automotive, chemical, energy, finance, maritime, and technology industries by providing industry data, technical documents, custom software applications, and consulting services. Aside from cleaning up the Field of Dreams, IHS also performed projects for Meals on Wheels, cleaned up Barkers beach, planted mangroves, repaired the skate park, made bicycles and helped at the Botanical Garden. 


IHS cleaned up areas like the playground. – PHOTO: MATTHEW YATES