(CMR) Mr. Phillip Campbell recently retired from the Cayman Islands Department of Agriculture after 21 years of service as a farm laborer with the department. Management along with his co-workers recently celebrated his departure with a small celebration at the office.
Deputy Director, Brian Crichlow spoke fondly of Campbell’s many contributions to the farming community over the years, especially for the planting of numerous fruit trees throughout our islands.
Campbell’s manager, Claudette McKenzie-Bowen expressed sincere appreciation for the lending of his vast knowledge and expertise. “Mr. Campbell will be gravely missed and it will be hard to find someone who can fill his old boots”, McKenzie-Bowen, affectionately remarked.
Campbell expressed gratitude for the department’s support over the years. He reminded his co-workers he will only be a phone call away and to always apply themselves “never let your employer regret hiring you, remember they had other choices”, he warned.
Campbell’s co-workers described him as a kind and hardworking man. Not only was a co-worker leaving but they felt so was a friend. The management shared that Campbell’s creativity and dedication will also be missed in the unique and meticulous way he cared for the plants surrounding the grounds of the department. They wished him a restful and enjoyable retirement.