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The fifth seminar for the 2019 Leadership Cayman Class took place March 27, as they turned their attention to local ‘Culture & Heritage.’
The class were tasked with understanding the difference between culture and heritage, to identify the challenges that Cayman faces in maintaining and protecting its culture, and to determine how effective current cultural initiatives are.
For the seminar, the class visited Miss Lassie’s House in South Sound, also known as “Mind’s Eye.”
The house previously belong to Gladwyn Klosking Bush (also known as Miss Lassie), a fourth generation Caymanian. Miss Lassie was an intuitive artist, who began painting at the age of 62. The house is an icon of Cayman tradition, culture, heritage and art.
The class later met at the Greenlight RE offices in Camana Bay for the evening seminar, where they were joined by an expert panel including:
Mrs. Nancy Barnard, Deputy Chief Officer, Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture & Housing at Cayman Islands Government, Ms. Virgina Foster, Cayman National Cultural Foundation, Artist & Storyteller and Ms. Shenice Mcfield, Special Events & Programme Intern at the National Museum.
The panel and class discussed the importance of Caymanian culture to everyday life, and its influence and effect on the wider community.