More than half of the respondents to last week’s cayCompass.com online poll said they were planning on taking the public holiday off and ignoring the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years as reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.
Of the 513 respondents, 258 of them – 50.2 per cent – said they were going to ignore the Jubilee celebrations.
“I hope it rains so I can sleep until noon and not feel guilty,” said one person.
“I love the Queen, but don’t need all this pomp and circumstance,” said someone else.
“I’m only interested in having the day off,” said another respondent.
“I think I’ll get lubed up on rum,” commented one person.
“Who cares about the Queen?” asked someone else.
Eighty-three people – 16.2 per cent – said they would participate in on-island celebrations.
“Here in the Brac, I’m looking forward to the few days of events,” said one person.
“I hope the PPM is not negative about this, too,” said someone else. “So much negativity.”
“Long live the Queen! Give me candy,” said another respondent.
Another 78 people – 15.2 per cent – said they would be working on the holiday Monday and 60 people – 11.7 per cent – said they didn’t live in the Cayman Islands.
“I would love to be there,” said one person.
“We’re anti-royalists,” said someone else.
“I am not a British subject but I say God save the Queen!” said another person.
Thirty-four people said they were travelling out of the country for the holiday.
Next week’s poll question
Should Cayman change its legal limit for driving under the influence of alcohol?
Yes, make it the same as the US and England – 0.08
Yes, make it the same as Scotland and Ireland – 0.05
Yes, make it 0.03 or below, like Japan, China and Russia
No, keep it as its present level – 0.10