North Side school renamed in memory of Edna Moyla

| 28/05/2014

(CNS): The district primary school in North side has been renamed in honour of the late Edna Moyle who a resident and political representative of the district who died last May. Moyle had served the Cayman Islands as North Side’s Member of the Legislative Assembly, Deputy Speaker, Minister of Community Development, Sports, Women’s Affairs and Youth, as well as Speaker of the House, a post she held until her retirement in 2009. At the renaming ceremony on Tuesday Premier Alden McLaughlin said she had done much for the education of children not only in North Side, but throughout the Cayman Islands.

“Ms. Edna was more than an important political and social presence in our beloved country. She was an unwavering part of the PPM, The Progressives, a mentor and, above all, a friend whose presence I miss greatly,” McLaughlin said.

Moyle worked tirelessly to see the district of North side got its own library and had a hand in the civic centre, health centre, police station and a community park. She also worked to set up netball and basketball courts and to see that the Old Man Bay play field was finally completed as well as working diligently on behalf of her district’s older residents.

“Edna Marie Moyle had a tremendous zest for life and boundless energy in pursuing those causes that were most personal to her and the people of these Islands,” McLaughlin said. “No matter how far she travelled or how long she was gone her heart stayed right here in North Side and the Cayman Islands.”

He said it was fitting that the school was renamed to honour a great woman who gave so much of herself to the betterment of the entire country of the Cayman Islands and her home District of North Side. “I am blessed to have known her, worked with her and to have been able to count her as a friend and advisor,” the premier said.

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