Letters to the Editor: What is reaction to Japan?

How will the disaster that happened in Japan affect the Cayman Islands and will the leadership here in Cayman have plans put in place for these Islands and its people that can fill the void left by the loss of Japan’s market?

Are we prepared for the troubles that may lay ahead from the world’s loss of the Japanese cash flow? As I see it, it directly affects our Islands, our banks and trade and many other things that we do with Japan. The Japan connection to Cayman has been a positive one for all of us. But we must be prepared for the event that Japan may or cannot help us for some time. She may not be able to help us like she did before.

Our leadership needs to assure the people of Cayman and we have a right to know where do we stand in this with Japan?

As a people that has placed them as the leaders, we demand to know these things.

Hopefully at least they have other countries in place that can fill the void that may be left by the loss of Japan’s market. We need to hear from our leaders about their plans in this matter, for this affects all on our native home, Cayman.

We also need to find ways to try and help Japan for all of the good that country has done for us over the years.

As a full blooded Caymanian, on behalf of all my people, I send to all the people of Japan our deep sorrow and I want the people of Japan to know that we love you all and our hearts go out to you in your time of great trouble, pain and sadness.

Now we would like to hear from our Government where we really do stand in this with Japan.

In these times when it seems like the whole world has gone crazy somewhat, we need to pay real good attention to home base. So instead of ministers of our Government resigning from positions because other members of Government elected officials do not attend these important meetings that affects the proper running of this country.

We need to take better care of the people of these Islands and handle the affairs of our Island home with honour and respect for all of the people that are your masters.

This Island right now has too much corruption on it. The people are not happy with a lot that is going on against them right now. The red flag is out there for our Government to see, but once again members of Government that are in a position to make things better turn away from what they were really put there to do. If you have strayed away from the plans set in place by our fathers that helped to make Cayman great, you are helping your people to perish.

Now, if you know that you have strayed and you choose not to come back to your fathers’ plans, which are the right plans for the betterment of all the people and these Islands future, then you and all that follow your plans will perish.

People of the Cayman islands, take a good look at what happened in Japan. Take a good look at what is going on in the Middle East. And try your very best to come together as a people before hate takes over.

We must find more ways to help ourselves better. Such as recycle more, cut down on waste and adjust our wasteful lifestyles. Try and help each other more. Use more that is Cayman and Government, we should at least have these two things for our people:

1. Our own freighter boat

2. Our own freight plane like a C130 cargo plane

If we can spend millions on foolish things, let us spend some on things that make sense. We have Caymanians that can handle the boat and the plane.

I think that we should have these two things in place for our people.

I know if we ask America or England for these two things they will give them to us. For we need these to help our country.

In many ways they will be a plus, but it seems at this time many of our people are still in the dark ages.

Let us not wait for Japan to recover.

We must push ahead and make sure that we are all secure. Let us talk about, but let us also act and do what we must to make sure that we are OK. Now to all the leadership in Government, where do we stand with this Japan disaster?

And what is the plan? We all want to know.

Emile S. Levy

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