The People’s Progressive Movement political party has added a third candidate to its slate in West Bay.
Local water sports operator Capt. Bryan Ebanks will contest the 22 May general election along with two other PPM West Bay hopefuls, Woody DaCosta and Ray Farrington.
“It has been too long since the little man and the working class have had good representation in West Bay,” Capt. Bryan said. “I intend to change that. The people of West Bay have been taken for granted by their present representatives for too long. Dispensing political largesse every four years is not real representation.”
As the owner of a fishing and snorkelling business, Capt. Bryan said Cayman’s tourism product needs more Caymanians to be involved.
“Let us concentrate on filling the available tourism jobs with Caymanians,” he said. “To do this we must provide the necessary training for our people at all levels to give them a stake in what is widely regarded as a world class tourism product.
“Other destinations in the Caribbean have done so with great success and there is no reason why we cannot do likewise.”
“We are pleased to have Capt. Bryan on board,” said PPM leader Alden McLaughlin. “He represents the spirit of every Caymanian. He has worked hard to become a successful entrepreneur and, with his experience, he has a lot to offer to our young people in particular in this regard.”
In addition to the three seats in West Bay, the PPM is contesting all six district seats in George Town, four in Bodden Town and one in Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.