Jamaican profiling

First let me start by congratulating the Honorary Jamaican Council Mr. Hamaty on speaking out on the issues concerning visa requirement for Jamaicans, and also highlighting the many positives of the strong, resilient and proud Jamaican people.

I for one have no qualms with a country introducing laws and regulations to protect their interests. What I do have a problem with is the blatant profiling against Jamaicans.

Jamaicans are mainly here to earn an honest living, to carry out jobs that Caymanians think are beneath them and to assist in the growth and development of the Cayman Islands.

It is interesting to note that Jamaicans who hold current US, UK and Canadian visas are exempt from obtaining a visa to enter the Cayman Islands. Is the Cayman Government saying that by virtue of Jamaicans holding these ‘qualifications’ they are decent and law abiding? I would also like to know if the Chamber of Commerce has informed their guest speaker at this month’s celebrations as to the requirements of his people in entering the Cayman Islands.

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