Public libraries shut after sudden death of director

| 01/11/2021 | 14 Comments
Paul Robinson

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Public Library Services (CIPL) issued a brief statement on Sunday announcing the sudden death of its director, Paul Robinson, and said all public libraries would be closed Monday. Robinson became the country’s top librarian in 2019, having been with the library service for several years after transferring from the National Archives. Regular operating hours will resume on Tuesday, 2 November 2021. The Public Libraries Services asked for the public’s understanding at this difficult time.


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  1. Sandra Preuss says:

    Farewell Mr. Paul, he was always kind and and thoughtful. I wish peace to all of his loved ones he has left behind.

    Its sad to see the thoughtless comments on a post about a man’s death.

  2. Anonymous says:

    RIP. Sincerest condolences to Mr. Robinson’s family and friends. 🙏🏻

  3. Anonymous says:

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    adjective
    1.
    lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
    “he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”
    Similar:
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    unknowledgeable
    untaught
    unschooled
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    chowderheaded
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    Opposite:
    educated
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    2.
    INFORMAL
    discourteous or rude.
    “this ignorant, pin-brained receptionist

  4. Anonymous says:

    RIP Sir. Now can this highly paid post be eliminated. All we need is a few Librarians for our 2 X 4 Libraries. Same goes for Director of 1 X 2 Museum as she has not been retired by the DG like Caymanians are once they reach 60.
    Once told me how Caymanian she was because she came she in such and such a year. I informed her I was born here 60+ years ago.

  5. Anonymous says:

    (12) Every employee to whom this Part applies shall, in addition to any
    entitlement to earned vacation leave, be entitled (during each twelve month period
    of employment) to a maximum of five days compassionate leave on the
    occurrence of a death or serious illness in the employee’s immediate family
    provided reasonable evidence of such serious illness or death is provided to the
    employer; and for the purposes of this entitlement the employee’s immediate
    family means the spouse, parents and children of the employee.

  6. Anonymous says:

    To answer your question … Clearly so that you’d have time to to step away from your studies there, to write such an absurd one liner. SMH
    Ever more the reason for libraries …..

  7. Anonymous says:

    Paul Robinson was a good man who loved Cayman and it’s people. I worked with him when he was at the Archive and Public Libraries. He was always pleasant, always respectful to everyone and was very well liked. He was passionate about preserving Caymanian heritage and history and was committed to and focused on his job and the staff that he worked with. I will miss him dearly. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and staff. May God comfort them in their time of need.

  8. Anonymous says:

    #worldclass

    • Anonymous says:

      The Public Libraries are run by a small close-knit department. In other words you heartless, evil jackasses, the staff are in mourning over the loss of their leader, manager, mentor, friend and colleague, who unfortunately died very suddenly and unexpectedly. It would be no different than the same loss in any small entity. We can surely give them one workday to mourn.

  9. Anonymous says:

    RIP Mr. Robinson, I never knew you. Condolences to your family and thank for your service to the Cayman Islands public.

  10. Anonymous says:

    As someone who recently spent a lot of time at the GT library over the summer this is sad and shocking to hear. I would usually study on the 3rd floor where the staff offices and conference room are to avoid all the noise that often occurs on floors 1-2. Being on 3, I sometimes crossed paths with Mr. Robinson in the hallway and in the elevator on a few occasions as I was often one of the last ppl to leave when the library would close up. He was a friendly person and of good character. I remember a funny joke he made one time with the security guard and I when everyone had all gone already and we were at reception trying to find my name on those awful sign in sheets so I could sign out. Condolences to his family.

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is so sad. Condolences to his family.

  12. Anonymous says:

    So sad we are here today and gone today,that’s why we must live loving and kind to each other,rest in peace Mr Robinson god bless your soul

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