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Cayman Premier McKeeva Bush Hails Do Something World Campaign

by Staff
May 17, 2010
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CAYMAN ISLANDS, ( -- The premier of the Cayman Islands, the Honourable McKeeva Bush says the local government "just cannot pay" for the kind of goodwill shared by the California-based Miles Ahead and local organizations resulting from a major humanitarian visit to Grand Cayman.

Speaking at the unveiling of a commemorative Do Something World sculpture designed by Caymanian Luelan Bodden at George Town Hospital, Premier Bush said it was important that he support the campaign led by Miles Ahead whose volunteers helped along with local members of the community to beautify the hospital. "This type of organization, like many of our community service groups, can be an important part of our national youth program, reaching out to young people and demonstrating the value of hard work, taking ownership of their communities, and working together for the greater good," he said.

Speaking to reporters and assembled dignitaries on Thursday morning, the island's leader concluded, "I often say that the volunteer groups in this country do work that our government cannot afford to pay for. The churches do work that our government cannot afford to pay for ... and I am happy that many have joined in this Do Something Cayman program." He added, recognizing the motivating spirit of Do Something World, "Government just cannot pay for this type of goodwill."

The Premier noted that "so many of our young people are looking for direction. They sometimes feel powerless in their own lives. They want to make a difference but just don't know how. Together we can rebuild that Cayman spirit and determination in our youth."

Miles McPherson, Senior Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, California, and President of Miles Ahead, mounts what is expected to be one of the largest festivals in the history of the Cayman Islands yesterday and today, May 15, at Black Pearl Skate Park in Grand Cayman.

The Do Something World Festival - to be streamed live at on both days starting at 7p.m. ET this evening - is a free event and offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy live music, gaming tents, a motocross stunt show, children's areas, and culinary delights.

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