Pirates Week was started over 30 Years ago to increase tourism, not to promote lawlessness.
I have visited Grand Cayman at least 25 times and have been to Pirates Week seven times, so I have some experience with this event. This is a festival where people come to have fun, not glorify criminal conduct.
Grand Cayman is my second home and I think the Caymanian people are great, responsible and very welcoming. They certainly know the difference between right and wrong and they also know that Pirates Week is all about having fun.
I don’t think that changing Pirates Week is going to provide any great revelation in the way that people conduct themselves; either they know how to act or they don’t.
So please don’t judge us just because we want have some honest fun and allow people, young and old, to have a good memorable time.