Some 150 CICC cadets and officers from six detachments across Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac came together for the first time at the event. The work celebrated included support that the CICC provided for both the National Emergency Operations Centre’s Communications Centre and the management of Government’s mandatory isolation facilities. Other achievements during 2020 were also recognised.
Commenting at the dinner, CICC Commandant Lt Colonel Bobeth O’Garro noted the particular impact of COVID-19 on the work of the corps as well as its community service initiatives.
Everyone, she said, had persevered and found ways to accomplish training targets, including virtual classes and testing and other innovative forms of service delivery such as social media. “You rose to the occasion and did your part. We are extremely proud of you. Well done.”
Cadets also engaged in a number of community service projects supporting the National Emergency Operations Centre Communication Centre as well as residential management of Government’s mandatory isolation facilities.
The youth development organisation, whose members are male and female high school students between the ages of 12 and 17, also created the well-received “Sweet Cayman Kind” song to support and motivate the Cayman Islands community.
Cadets likewise provided entertainment throughout the evening, including the Layman Scott High School detachment singing ‘Feliz Navidad’, and individual cadets performing on the harp and steel pan.
Special guest speaker, retired Marine Master Sergeant Andrew McLaughlin, the President of the Cayman Islands Veterans Society (CIVS) attended the event with his wife Shadden, also a Marine veteran, and a retired Marine Private First Class. He spoke on the theme “perseverance despite the challenges”.
Individuals recognized for their achievement included:
Clifton Hunter High School (CHHS) Runner-up Cadet of the Year Cdt Sauntie Kelly
John Gray High School (JGHS) Runner-up Cadet of the Year Cdt Junay Jackson
Layman Scott High School (LSHS) Runner-up Cadet of the Year Cdt Vashti Moodie
Marine Runner-up Cadet of the Year Cdt Yohance Garraway
CHHS Cadet of the Year Cdt Adorre James
JGHS Cadet of the Year LCpl Marrissa Wright
LSHS Cadet of the Year Cdt Jaheem Hayles
Marine Cadet of the Year Cdt Taylan Dehaney
CHHS Runner- up NCO of the Year Cpl Michaiah Thompson
CHHS NCO of the Year Cpl Jonathan Henny
LSHS Runner-up NCO of the Year Cpl Naomi Carter
LSHS NCO of the Year Cpl Aliyah Williams
JGHS Runner-up NCO of the Year Sgt Teejhan Hansraj
JGHS NCO of the Year Sgt Okezie Eleweayna
Marine NCO of the Year AB Dru McLaughlin
Appreciation Award for work and dedication 2Lt Michael Savage
Appreciation Award for work and dedication 2Lt Dennis Williams
Appreciation Award for work and dedication Midshipman Davor Bonilla
Appreciation Award for 12 years of service Lt Cmd Robert Sutherland
Appreciation Award for 10 years of service Lt Icilma Cornelius
Appreciation Award for 12 years of service WO1 Mario Garraway
Article by: CIGTV