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Cayman Islands Government

Honouring Heroines

Ministry of Health and Human Service Chief Officer Diane Montoya serves lunch to Mrs Glen Ebanks (87) of North Side.

Cayman's women and their contribution to the Islands' development took centre stage Tuesday (24 March), during an East End senior's luncheon. The occasion was part of the 11th Annual Honouring Women Month celebrations.

"You represent an era that we should document and celebrate. Through your sacrifice and dedication we've been able to make it to where we are today. If we use your recipe for success we cannot fail," Community Development Officer Delmira Bodden told the gathering.

Also attending was Ministry of Health and Human Services Chief Officer Diane Montoya who emphasised the importance of honouring and celebrating women in our community.

"While the ministry pursues optimal well-being for all, we must recognise the very special role women play in our society," she said.

Mrs Montoya also urged residents not to forget the elderly, but instead to spend time with them to learn how to balance family, work and community service.

The theme for this year's Honouring Women Month is Heroes Among Us and aims to highlight women and their abilities. Multiple events were included in the celebrations and still to come is the Womyn exhibition. The Womyn exhibition originally scheduled for Thursday, 26 March will now take place at Al Ebanks' Studio on 15-16 May from 6pm to 8pm.

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver