The Enhance Quality of Life driver group has been meeting to come up with the best way forward to complete their driver objectives as set out in the Future of Cayman Strategic Report. Their progress is recorded below:

b. Objective Progress

  • The Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture and Ministry of Education, Training and Employment have partnered to offer an extended after school sports programme in the Government high schools.

 

  • The National Drug Council is working with the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment to prepare substance abuse prevention education for the school curriculum to be introduced as soon as possible.


e. Objective Progress

  • The Office of the Complaints Commissioner (OCC) has published a Small Claims Handbook. This can be found on the OCC website www.occ.gov.ky .

  • After a very successful first year, the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture and Ministry of Education, Training and Employment have continued to partner to offer an extended after school sports programme in the Government high schools.  There are plans to extend this programme to the Government Primary Schools as well.

  • A Director of Policy Coordination Unit, Mr. Robert Lewis, was recruited and has been working with his team on the implementation of the National Security Council’s Crime Reduction Strategy.

  • An Inter-ministerial Committee on Youth Affairs has been formed under the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports and Culture, and this IMCYA has been reviewing the proposed action steps for the implementation of the National Youth Policy, 2011, in order to report to the National Youth Commission on the status of Government’s implantation of the proposed action steps.

  • The draft National Conservation Law is in the final review stages to incorporate the feedback received from the public over the course of the public consultation exercise.  It is anticipated the consolidated draft will be ready for Cabinet consideration in the very near future.

  • The National Drug Council is working with the Ministry of Education, Training and Employment to prepare substance abuse prevention education for the school curriculum to be introduced as soon as possible.

  • The Ministry of HEYSC launched the National Youth Policy on 30th September and will be partnering with the National Youth Commission, the Department of Sports and the Youth Services Unit to use the National Youth Policy 2011 as a framework to review the youth programmes being offered/funded.

  • Increased Government funding to hire additional police officers, to install a national closed circuit television system in strategic locations and to upgrade police equipment
     
  • The Ministry of HEYSC launched the National Youth Policy on 30th September and will be partnering with the National Youth Commission, the Department of Sports and the Youth Services Unit to use the National Youth Policy 2011 as a framework to review the youth programmes being offered/funded.

 

  • The National Security Council launched the National Crime Prevention Strategy and is currently recruiting a Director of Policy Coordination to oversee its implementation.