Stop racism in Cayman

I would like to address the comment made by Della J Walter-McCoy regarding the issue of forced tipping in the Cayman Islands.

What does country of origin or nationality have to do with anything to do with forced tipping? You refer to yourself as a true Caymanian; however I fail to see how this has any relevancy to your case. And why do you differentiate people by their nationality? Let’s dig a little deeper.

You are quick to advocate against forced tipping, but I see a bigger problem here.

I recommend you choose your battles, and not jump all over somebody for forced tipping, when you weren’t even there to witness it happening. For all we know, it could have been a miscommunication and not malicious behaviour at all.

And why should the whole restaurant suffer for the alleged actions of only one employee? Are you going to boycott the entire nationality when you find out what country the person accused is from?

I spent half a year living and working in the Cayman Islands, and although it was a beautiful part of the world, with many amazing features, I was appalled at the racism that occurred between locals and expats.

We should all stop listening and start hearing what is really going on and focus on spreading love, not hatred.

Katherine Carlson