I have noticed that the issue of making Mace legal has been put on the back burner; in fact, nobody has broached the subject all year.
Therefore, I am writing to remind our legislators that many women here in the Cayman Islands are anxiously awaiting the outcome of our desire/need to protect ourselves by legally carrying Mace or the next best thing you decide.
Let’s not wait until we have another tragedy before we bring this issue back into the public forum. Please do not allow another defenceless female to simply disappear just because we had no means of stunning our attacker hence allowing us to flee to safety. Just take a drive at 5am in the morning and count how many women you’ll see walking along our roads many of which are only going to work and who are not out partying at all.
Cayman prides itself in being the first to do many things, let protecting women also be one of them. Crime is rampant here in all its levels, but human life is something that is more precious than money and jewellery.