Name: Osbourne Bodden
District: Bodden Town
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
Several potential foster parents from the Brac had the opportunity to meet with government officials last week to learn more about how they can help vulnerable young children.
Two long-serving elder care workers were celebrated by colleagues, management and a ministerial delegation from Grand Cayman at a retirement luncheon at the Cayman Brac Beach Resort on Feb. 9.
Radio Cayman journalist Andrel Harris and youth worker Camille Angel have been chosen to represent their country as part of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Program. The program aims to put youth issues on the agenda of regional policymakers and help young people become more involved in regional politics.
As evidenced in a story that ran in Tuesday’s Compass, far too often, when altruistic people step up to contribute to the greater good, what they oftentimes provide is an excuse to government to shift its public sector responsibilities to the private sector.
About $300,000 cut from the government’s school lunches and uniforms budget is being made up through the efforts of private sector and volunteer organizations, according to the Cayman Islands Ministry of Community Affairs.
Government officials will meet with neighbors of the Bonaventure Boys Home in West Bay this month in an effort to allay concerns about a new youth detention facility planned for the site. A secure facility with space for up to a dozen young offenders is planned at a cost of around $2.5 million.