Wesley Howell

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Occupation: Deputy Chief Officer (Security and Public Safety) – Portfolio of Internal and External Affairs

Place of Employment: Cayman Islands Government

imagePersonal details: Married,  Two Boys (8 and 6)

What concerns/issues do you believe our youth are struggling with most?

  • Peer pressure (Negative)
  • Job Readiness and Job Placement; competition for Jobs
  • Impact and Influence of Social media and Technology in general
  • Drug and Alcohol abuse
  • Lack of Positive role models – Many questionable role models
  • Challenges in Education/Leaning
  • Poverty
  • Cultural identity confusion – Cayman in the global cultural context
  • A sense of disillusionment

Speaking Topics

Overcoming negative Peer pressure  
Job Readiness and Job Placement, How to be successful when competing for jobs
Impact and Influence of Social media and Technology in general
Are you looking up to the right people? (issue of questionable role models)

What would you tell the youth of Cayman today if you had a microphone in your hand and 60 seconds?

"I am the son of a shoe maker/musician and a teacher who emigrated from Jamaica to the Cayman Islands in the 1950s. Despite my parents having few resources, I was able to accomplish much through work, determination, commitment, and making good choices. Cayman has many more opportunities now, but it is also more competitive and you have to step up to that challenge."

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