Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Governor says drug abuse serious concern

Drug and alcohol misuse among young people are some of the most important challenges facing the country, according to H.E the Governor Stuart Jack. He made his comments at the opening ceremony of the two-day Cayman Against Substance Abuse (CASA) youth leadership conference on Thursday 2 November. Co-ordinated by CASAs Youth to Youth section, Mr Jack, along with Youth Minister the Hon Alden McLaughlin, Health Minister the Hon Anthony Eden, CASA leaders, top-level police representatives, corporate-sector supporters, and officials from the Youth Department, National Drug Council, and the care homes all attended. Government is making great effort to make the Cayman Islands what it should be, but there are different leadership situations, from running the country, government, school, family and mentoring friends and classmates, the Governor said.

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