Government’s new plan to showcase and preserve Cayman’s culture is underway, a 10-year strategy to make information easily accessible for those keen on Caymanian heritage.
Both the private sector and government ministries will be creating the first national culture and heritage policy and strategic plan ever to be made in the Cayman Islands.
“Jeez, Cayman is changing, what it was today is not what it was twenty years ago, even when I, as a young kid was growing up here in the sixties and seventies, it has just become I think, what I’ve seen, it’s so important now for us to try and develop ways of retaining and preserving and identifying and teaching what our heritage and our culture is or was,” said councillor Roy McTaggart, George Town MLA.
“Culture is evolving and we want to be able to capture it as it evolves, so that there is a record of it for future generations to be able to look back. Today’s culture becomes tomorrow’s heritage in many ways,” said Jennifer Ahearn, Chief Officer of the Ministry of Health & Culture.
The committee was formed to create in-depth archives of Cayman’s vast history, from its maritime heritage, to agriculture and performing arts and also to document current trends in today’s Cayman.