Royal Cayman Islands Police Officer Miguel McFarlane and Raymond Scott of Cayman Brac have been recognized by the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central for outstanding service to their vocations.
The Vocational Service Award recognizes those individuals who have gone above and beyond what has been required in their vocations.
“When I joined the police, it was not for the money or position,” said Mr. McFarlane. “I joined because I truly saw a way of helping my community in a constructive way.”
He made the comments when accepting his award from Rotary president Larry Tibbetts.
Police Commissioner David Baines said, “Officer Miguel McFarlane optimizes the highest qualities of a police officer and is truly loved by the entire community of the Cayman Islands,” he said.
Officer McFarlane is well known to Caymanians and businesses of Central George Town and along the waterfront. Rotary Central noted in a press release that “His pleasant smile and willingness to help anyone who looks for any kind of assistance is welcomed.”
Mr. Scott is “certainly known if you listen to any of the talk shows,” Rotary Central’s press release said.
He is the sub-agent for Lloyds of London for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman and Cayman shipping adviser.
“I started as a shipping adviser at the age of 15,” Mr. Scott said. “During my career, I have been involved in over 100 rescues at sea. This has included ships on fire, distress, and so on, and I have never gotten paid for it. I do this because I love being able to help others and keeping alive the seafaring traditions of Cayman.”
Both men were nominated by Rotarian Kent Eldermire, a member of Rotary Central.
Rotary Central is part of Rotary International, a global association of Rotary clubs with a common mission to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.