The letter by Ms Marjorie Ebanks is one of thoughtfulness, courage and character.
In our nearly 30 years of travelling to the beautiful Cayman Islands my family has been to two Batabano ‘celebrations’ and came away with similar thoughts that Ms Ebanks so nicely outlined; same for Pirate’s week.
Whilst we also like parades and celebrations we pray that the Cayman Government does replace these two events with ones that really celebrate and honour Cayman heritage–not glorifying a past that has such violence and degradation.
My family and I applaud Ms Ebanks for her courage and writing. Kudos to Mr. McKeeva Bush for his stance on this issue as well.