The Truly4Cayman Coalition, which includes members from the Concerned Citizens Group, West Bay Action Committee, Keep Bodden Town Dump Free and the Save Cayman Group, in an emailed announcement sent to media outlets Wednesday morning said they would be at the Sir John A. Cumber school hall this evening at 6.30am to “welcome the Honourable Premier to his meeting about his proposed ‘Community Enhancement Fee’.”
The group said it was confident that the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service would protect members’ right to assemble.
The notice from the group read: “Mr. Premier, you may be able to scare some of the people, some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time.”
It continued: “As the members of the recently formed Caymanians and Expats United Against Taxation group have not yet learned to stand their ground against our government leadership, it is worth noting that the Hon. Premier’s only answer to our Coalition Group’s letter to the Premier requesting a meeting to discuss his ever changing “Dart Deal”, including the transfer and closure of a section of the West Bay Road, was to disparagingly accuse us of being “destructive” people!
“But to the contrary, the goals and aims of the Truly4Cayman Coalition Group are quite the opposite of destructive – instead we work for the preservation of the West Bay Road and other areas of Grand Cayman solely for the long-term benefit all the people. Mr. Premier, it is time for you to fulfil your pledge to protect and defend the best interests of all of Cayman, which, you must admit, cannot be achieved as long as you insist on focusing only on your special interests groups. By the way, if you want to use the term “destructive” correctly, then do so by applying it to your plans and deals like the Dart Deal!”
It called on the members of the Caymanians and Expats United Against Taxation “not be intimidated, stand your ground” and join the Truly4Cayman Coalition Group at the West Bay meeting.
On the Caymanians and Expats United Against Taxation Facebook page, several members have said that they intend to attend the meeting, even though Nick Pitman who set up the Facebook group, which by Wednesday morning had more than 10,500 members, posted a notice saying the protest planned for tonight had been rescheduled for Monday night in central George Town instead.