The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) recently presented a donation to Meals on Wheels (MOW) as the third recipient of its monthly staff charitable donations specifically to aid local organizations assisting the community during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
CAACI’s Deputy Director-General, Mrs. Nicoela McCoy remarked, “During the pandemic, MOW served 500 people every day, which was over their projected budget for the year of 230-250 clients. During the difficult days of curfew, not only did they increase the number of meals and soups, but provided weekly groceries deliveries to the seniors in needed, had regular phone contact to those who live alone and ensured that all seniors were provided with masks and flyers of all updated regulations and services available. The CAACI is delighted to donate this month’s charitable collections to support a programme that feeds, benefits and cares for the most vulnerable in the community.”
Ms. Jennifer West, General Manager for MOW said, "As we continue serving the seniors of our island, it is only possible thanks to community support like this. We are thankful to the staff of the CAACI for their generous support and for choosing Meals on Wheels as their charity of the month".
The CAACI has full designation for safety oversight as a UK OT, and is one of only three OTs to enjoy such delegation. The CAACI is responsible for both technical and economic regulation of the Cayman Islands’ aviation industry. In addition, the Cayman Islands is classified as Category 1 by the USA Federal Aviation Administration under their “International Aviation Safety Assessments” programme that evaluates a country’s civil aviation authority’s ability to effectively regulate its aviation industry. The requirement for such rating lies with the CAACI being assessed as having technically qualified and highly experienced staff to effectively oversee the aviation industry in accordance with established standards and recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).