PAN-JUMBIE

Governor brings his steel pan talents to Sunrise Centre

VI – Governor Martyn Roper continued his steel pan tour of the island on Wednesday.

The governor’s Caribbean stylings have been in high demand since he premiered his secret musical talents for the Queen’s Birthday in June.

On Thursday, Roper appeared with his teacher Earl La Pierre and pianist Glen Inanga at Sunrise Adult Training Centre in West Bay, to share two more songs.

The performance served as more than entertainment for the clients and staff. It also represented a budding relationship between Government House and the special needs facility.

The trip to the centre was the first by a sitting Cayman Islands governor since director Kimberly Voaden began working at the facility in 2013.

“It’s always a pleasure to have special guests visit us because it’s so important for our clients to get to share their talents and their time and for people in the regular community to get to see the good work that is happening here at the Sunrise Adult Training Centre,” Voaden said.

The visit provided an opportunity to highlight the needs of the centre, located in a retrofitted duplex, and to showcase the barriers that clients and staff alike have overcome together.

Read more