Name: Juliana O’Connor-Connolly
District: Cayman Brac East
CANDIDATE IN THE NEWS
There are no plans to bring road paving equipment back from Cayman Brac in the near future, despite concerns from legislators that the lack of similar machinery was driving up the cost of road development in Grand Cayman.
Politics invaded the graduation ceremony at the University College of the Cayman Islands on Thursday, Nov. 2.
The Ministry of Youth and the National Youth Commission announced Monday that nominations will be accepted until Nov. 6 for young people, ages 10 to 25, who have made notable achievements in academics, sports, their career, culture, business or community service.
Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has said completing the John Gray project is a priority. We trust that she, Education Councillor Barbara Conolly and Education Council Chairman Dan Scott will work to keep the John Gray project moving forward until it is finally removed from the “to do list” and added to the government’s list of accomplishments.
Work on the new John Gray High School is not expected to resume until mid-2019, with a multi-stage assessment process planned over the next two years to determine the best way to complete the project.
We usually associate standing ovations with rock stars, Broadway musical performers, and superstar athletes – not with newly minted education ministers. And yet, that is exactly the reception that the Hon. Juliana O’Connor-Connolly received when she addressed 700 schoolteachers and educators on Tuesday.