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CIG Says Thank-You to Interns

A large turnout of interns mingles before the ceremony begins.

On Tuesday, 26 July 2016, civil service interns, the Acting Governor Mr. Franz Manderson, Ministers, Chief Officers, Heads of Department and HR Managers attended a special event thanking interns for their contributions over the summer.

Serving as MC at the ceremony, Acting Chief Officer of the Portfolio of the Civil Service (POCS) Deloris Gordon, noted that CIG had hired more than 116 interns this year.

Departments with the highest numbers included the Department of Immigration with 17 interns, Public Works Department with 16 interns, and District Administration in Cayman Brac with 13 interns.

After being serenaded by Ministry of Health and Culture intern, Lucille Williams-Fernandez, who sang the national song, attendees heard from Acting Deputy Governor, Gloria McField-Nixon, JP.

Mrs. McField-Nixon mentioned that the civil service is the “single largest employer in the Cayman Islands, with just about any career you can think of”, highlighting the many opportunities which exist within the organisation.

She encouraged interns to return, congratulating them on the responsible use of their time and the talents that they have developed during internships.

Following this speech, Portfolio of the Civil Service intern, Deondra Kelly spoke, sharing some inspirational life lessons from the book ‘The Alchemist’, including the saying, “Fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself”.

To conclude events, Department of Sports intern Kayley Conolly offered the vote of thanks and Jose Ardila, PoCS intern, brought the brief ceremony to a close with a prayer. After this interns and their supervisors mingled and enjoyed refreshments.

The power point presentation featured at the event will be available for viewing in the Government Administration Building Lobby and Cafeteria for the next two weeks, containing pictures and information about the interns.

This was the second annual CIG ‘Summer Interns Farewell Reception’ facilitated by Portfolio of the Civil Service (PoCS).

For further information contact: Edlyn Ruiz