Activist is ‘biggest’ sister

| 05/11/2009

(CNS): Marilyn Conolly is the new Executive Director of the charity Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cayman Islands. Having worked in the public and private sectors the NGO said that Conolly brings a wide range of skills and experience to the table and help the organisation chart a vibrant course for the future. BBBS Chair Chief Magistrate Margaret Ramsey-Hale said everyone was delighted that Conolly had decided to join as Executive Director. Conolly said she was very excited by the opportunity to work closely with the BBBS organisation which has been a valuable entity in the Cayman Islands for over 25 years.

Ramsey-Hale said of the new Executive Director, “Her combined public and private sector background gives her a 360° understanding of community and youth development issues that make her an excellent choice to lead BBBS as we continue to expand our commitment to the children in our programme and strive to make a positive difference in their lives.”

“In the past, much has been quietly done to enhance the lives of our children by their contribution and I look forward to working with the current board to make even more of an impact in the future,” Conolly said.

Conolly has a long history of involvement with community organisations and national bodies such as the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, the Estella Scott-Roberts Foundation, theCayman Islands Crisis Centre and the Cayman Islands Human Rights Committee. She has also worked as a ministerial policy advisor to the Cayman Islands Government on Women and Youth Affairs from 1995 to 1997 and again from 1998 to 2001. Conolly holds a BA from the University of Kent, UK and an MA from the University of Manchester, UK. She is married to Dr. Dax Basdeo and is the mother of three children.


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