Slightly more than half of the respondents to last week’s cayCompass.com online poll said they will be staying home over next week’s four-day Easter holiday.
Of the 577 total respondents, 291 of them – 50.4 per cent – said they would just relax at home over the holiday.
“And going to church,” said one person.
“And getting in some beach time,” said another respondent.
“Two years ago we went off island. Last year we staycationed. This year we don’t even have extra disposable income to buy a tent and go camping,” said someone else. “Things are really hard now and we are focusing on having enough food in the house, clothes and uniforms for kids at school, lunch money for the kids. I feel bad that I can’t do anything special for the kids for this Easter vacation, but luckily we live in the Caribbean, so we will go to the beach and meet up in the daytime with friends who are camping.”
Another 100 people – 17.3 per cent – said they were travelling to another country.
“Going to cold Canada, but at least I’ll get away for a while,” said one person.
“There are too many people pooping on the beach to stick around,” commented someone else.
Eighty-eight people – 15.3 per cent – said they would be working the whole time.
“It’s the busiest three weeks of the year in tourism,” said one person.
“I’m an indentured public servant, despised by the so-called self-righteous private sector workers and the media,” commented another person.
Sixty-three people – 10.9 per cent – said they would be taking staycations in the Cayman Islands.
“Heading to the Brac,” said one person.
“Think I’ll spend some money for a local hotel, maybe in one of the Sister Islands,” said someone else.
Only 23 people – 4.0 per cent – said they would go camping and none left comments.
Twelve people – 2.1 per cent – responded “other” to the question.
“I’ll be packing my bags to leave Cayman for good,” said one person. “Thanks for seven happy years Cayman!”
“Will be sitting on beach for the last time, thinking about my sweat spent in rebuilding Cayman after Hurricane Ivan,” said someone else. “So my reward will be getting rolled over for my dedication, hard work and lawfully living.”
“Going to church to pray for the leaders of this country,” said another respondent. “Home studying to get better grades in school,” commented one person.
“Worshipping,” said someone else.
“Participating in the Round the Island Yacht Race organised by the Cayman Islands Sailing Club,” said another respondent.
Next week’s poll question
How often do you go to church?
Only for weddings and funerals
Occasionally for holy days
Every week or nearly every week
Other (write in comments)