I promised that I would write a special letter to the leaders and people of Cayman of how to get the Cayman Islands’ people out of the mess they have been in for much too long.
In the area of poverty and homeless people, our first step is for the Government to embark on a new direction of spending the peoples’ money. Instead of their wasting plan, change that with the people’s uplifting plan putting millions of dollars toward proper education, houses and money put directly in the hands of the people of this country to help them with businesses and help with the plans of the people’s business in order for them to do well.
Provide special funds to the people from all these millions collected by Government from such places as the cruise ships that come here in order for us to build the houses needed for the homeless or for they that need houses, however we may want to call it.
For each week of those ships coming here, we can collect enough money from the tourists to build house after house for our people. Also, if we were to take a new look at where we will get the labour to build those houses without using people form China, we have the labour right here from all the contractors on this Island.
Lower the fees for their licenses with an understanding that they must help build these houses with their skilled workers. I see that if we all work together properly, Government could see a great positive change in the funds of this country increasing in a short time.
We can build the houses we need for the needy people on Cayman in a short time and we can see more Caymanians doing well in business.
Let the tourists that come to Cayman donate to the peoples’ fund, which as I stated would go along with the Government putting its foot forward to directly help the people get up. After all, the real reason the Government is in place is to help the people of this islands live better in all ways and we must not forget the main reason the tourists trade; to stop our people going to sea and to other countries looking for work and to help take us out of poverty. So let us get to work and really do what we need to do and must do to uplift our people out of the poverty state so many on Cayman are unnecessarily in because of bad management and poor plans by members of the government both past and present.
So let us turn this ship around and do what we need to do to battle poverty and take our people out of this poorness mess.
In the past our people would get together to build that house or that boat. Let us do it again. I have heard that the Cayman musicians are getting together to put on a Cayman’s only bands special event. That is good. Things like this are long overdue.
This is the same thing I have been talking about. So Cayman, let us all get together and help pull ourselves out of poverty and uplift our country and its people.
And if we can get the money the sky is the limit so Government put yourself in the right position as you should be and that is to really work for the people and help with whatever is needed to turn this madness we see going on here on our beloved Islands.
We all need to see happy people again, not poor, sad, angry and hungry people with no future that looks good with homelessness.
We can be the star of the Caribbean if we work together. Let us be once again the Island that all the world wants to come to with friendly and nice loving people; safe and secure with no crime.
I know if my people put their minds behind anything, we can get it done. But because for too long the spirits of many of us have been broken by some of these elected members of our government. Many of them have sort of given up.
I say to them, don’t give up; step up and put your foot, hands and the rest of your body and mind forward and help be a positive person for us all to do better in the year 2012.
Let us all work in our Island together to build what is needed for all of our country’s needs and help to eliminate poverty in the Cayman Islands for good.
God bless the people of the Cayman islands and to the leaders, help your people, not strangers.
Emile S. Levy