Young people marching for peace in West Bay

| 16/04/2010

(CNS): Cayman’s young people will be marching for peace this weekend in West Bay and demonstrating that the younger generation in Cayman is about a lot more than guns, drugs and violence. Coming together for the ‘Let’s Do Som’Um Nah Youth Rally’ at the 4-way stop in West Bay by Centennial Towers at 3pm the peace army of youngster will make its way to the John A. Cumber playfield for an afternoon of fun before en evening of entertainment is planned showing casing the many talents of Cayman’s youth.

Speakers and entertainers including youth pastor Felix Manzanares, 2010 YCLA winner Colin Anglin, CITN reporter Kenneth Bryan, YP President Denise Miller, Boxer Charles "The Killa" Whittaker, YUDP President Richard Christian and Cayman Brac Miss Teen Zorina McCoon will take to the stage to inspire young people, organisers said. There will also be entertainment from dance group Xcitment, Miss Teen Cayman Jamesette Anglin, D.L.S., Pauz Entertainment and others.
 "With the raising crime and violence taking place in our Islands over the last few years, months particularly, it is our young people that are being affected the most,” said organizer Richard Christian.
“The vision of this event is to identify the young people that are already doing positive things in our community and to provide a stage for them to display there gifts and talents, which will encourage other young people to do something positive. We are hoping that the number of young people involved in this event, from the speakers to the entertainers, that it will give all teens and young adults local role models that they can look up to and aspire to be like.
Young people need to stand up and let their voices be heard and save the future of our Islands said committee member Angelita McLean.
 “We need to remind teens and young adults that no matter how hard life is or how difficult the obstacle may seem you can accomplish anything in life once you believe and have faith. We need to be our brother’s keeper and be willing to lend a helping hand to the person in need whether financial or spiritual. United we stand divided we fall!" she added. 
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  1. Anonymous says:

    Good Idea too Bad politicians will be using this opportunity for self interest.  But this is nothing new any policy or stance they make is all to ultimately benefit them and not the people of the cayman islands.

    I do notwant anyone to think I do not appreciate the efforts of these indidividuals as I know their hearts are in the right place, I live in west bay and god knows we need all the help we can get.

    God Bless these Islands!!!


  2. Anonymous says:

    I would like to thank and congratulate all those who took part in organising and promoting this event. Well done. Please keep up your efforts.

  3. Backstroke: says:

    Great step, for the youth, yes, no matter how hard we may have it, thats no excuse for us to turn to violence and for some of us adults that keep saying that they have no choice and they have to lean to bad habits, maybe you all should try and lead by example. What you say to or about our youth has  a lasting effect.

    So I applaud alll of these young people who want to make a difference, you have my support and prayers.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Excellent idea and hope lots of young people show up.