A writer demanding we keep Pirates Week has a one-sided view of the argument.
Would he want people going to the United States because of a Slavery Festival?
Well, the same thing applies to us in the Cayman Islands.
We don’t want people coming here because of the pirates.
As you know, pirates were bad people who did things against the law. Do we want people to think we are lawless?
If they can’t come here because of the good things, we certainly don’t want them coming here because of the perceived bad things. Cayman has a lot to offer to one and all.
We must ‘big up’ the good things about Cayman and change the name of the festival to reflect our great cultural heritage.