Selfishness in Cayman

Look around you Caymanians and be aware of the people here on our Island. 

I have found out that many of them are not here to make the life of any Caymanian better, but instead to use us in some manner or the other in order for their lives to be better in many ways that could not happen for them in their country. 

I find that although we, the Caymanians, that provide most of all that is needed for these people to live better, we find that we are treated very badly by many of the people living here with us. 

They call us lazy, they look down on us as if they are better than us and even steal from us and send it to their country. I know that many of you understand what I am saying and have been treated badly by people that you have helped to be here on our Island by way of permit or even by marriage. A lot of those that get married to the Caymanian man or woman is only out to use us. They have no real love for any Caymanian. 

It is so sad to hear someone from the outside world talk about the Caymanian in a very bad way; the same people that made it possible for them and their family to eat food. 

The selfishness some of them brought to Cayman with them does not make life better for anyone. It will cause the problems of a great divide here on Cayman between outsiders and Caymanians that could spill over in to hate and crime. At the same time we also have some very selfish Caymanians too, even in you own families who are trying to take all with them when they die; stealing and crooked acts against our own people. Why do we have to live like this on this small Island?  

I can remember when people really respected each other on this Island with caring and sharing with each other. 

Now what we have is part of the demon’s way of life. We need to get rid of it and get back to love, respect, caring and sharing. Even our children today don’t have that real respect we grew up with in the 1960s and 70s. Somehow that old fashioned way that served our people so well for so many years has been effected by some kind of new age madness that is destroying our culture. 

So please do whatever is right for you to turn this that is here now with us making life bad for all that are in Cayman. 

If you know that you are one of these selfish, disrespectful people and are guilty of these acts, they try your best to change before it becomes so bad that no one will be able to live on this Island in peace. 

The writing is already on the wall. More and more people from the outside world will turn to crime here. 

 

Emile S. Levy  

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Why does the Compass keep giving a platform to Mr Levy to vent his bigoted, racist rants? It’s not really very responsible, is it?

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  2. Mr. Levy is so wrong, why doesn’t he get a real job and see what it’s like in the real world, not the selfish caymanian world.

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  3. Let me tell you something mr.Levy
    Yesterday when I came home, a 10 year old Caymanian kid came up to me and said (expletive) you, (expletive) you, we hate you
    Now that’s real welcoming.
    My job, what I do cannot ever be done by any Local person.
    I am done and this 3rd world country is going down the drain.
    Have a nice day

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  4. Would the CayCompass staffer who approved this nonsense for publication please like to give us his reasons for doing so ?

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  5. Mr Levy seems to be a regular fixture in the COmpass’ letter pages. His contributions are generally fairly incoherent, and are virtually all on a theme of how foreigners are ruining the Cayman Islands.

    I am the last person in the world to encourage censorship, and I remember admiring the Compass’ brave stance on Speaker Lawrence’s absurd attempt to censor them, but…

    Is it really in Cayman’s interest for the Compass – which is after all a part of Cayman’s shop window to the world – to encourage the perception that Cayman is a racist society populated by bitter unpleasant bigots like Mr Levy?

    And there is also the question of the Compass’ own reputation. You don’t read this kind of rubbish in the Times, after all.

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  6. Emile Levy, read these thoroughly as I am going to throw your statements back at you, HARD!!!

    1.I have found out that many of them are not here to make the life of any Caymanian better, but instead to use us-DO YOU HAVE A WRITTEN PROOF,RESEARCH OR EVEN 3 PEOPLE IN POSITION TO BACK YOU UP ON THIS? IF SO, PLEASE POST IT.

    2. They call us lazy, they look down on us as if they are better than us and even steal from us and send it to their country-DO WE STEAL MONEY FROM CAYMAN OR DO WE WORK HARD FOR IT?

    3. A lot of those that get married to the Caymanian man or woman is only out to use us. They have no real love for any Caymanian.-ARE YOU CERTAIN ABOUT THIS?BECAUSE I HAVE LIVING PROOF OF FOREIGN WOMEN WHO ARE MARRIED TO YOUR PEOPLE AND HAVE BEEN TREATED REALLY BAD. 90% OF MARRIED-TO-LOCALS THAT I KNOW OF MOSTLY LIVE THEIR LIVES LIKE HELL WITH YOUR PEOPLE EMILE LEVY.

    4. The selfishness some of them brought to Cayman with them does not make life better for anyone-SELFISHNESS? WE WOULDNT COME HERE TO WORK FOR YOUR PEOPLE IF WE WERE SELFISH.

    5.Even our children today don’t have that real respect we grew up with in the 1960s and 70s.-DIDNT YOU JUST ADMIT THAT YOUR PEOPLE’S CHILDREN DO NOT HAVE RESPECT? AND I AGREE WITH YOU ON THIS,BECAUSE I WORK WITH TEENAGE KIDS EVERYDAY WHO DO NOT HAVE A SENSE OF RESPECT AT ALL AND MOST OF THEM ARE CAYMANIAN.

    6.use us in some manner or the other in order for their lives to be better in many ways that could not happen for them in their country-THE REASON WHY WE GO HOME AFTER WE STAY IN YOUR COUNTRY FOR SOME YEARS IS BECAUSE WE KNOW WE CAN ESTABLISH THE BEST LIFE WE CAN IN OUR OWN COUNTRY,CERTAINLY NOT HERE!

    7.They call us lazy-SO YOU ADMIT YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED LAZY?WHY WOULD PEOPLE YOU LAZY EMILE? BECAUSE THEY SEE IT THAT YOU ARE ONE LAZY CAYMANIAN!!!!.

    8. treated badly by people that you have helped to be here on our Island by way of permit-HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF NANNIES TREATING THEIR CAYMANIAN BOSS VERY BADLY THAT THEY WOULDNT SCRUB THE SHIT IN THEIR TOILET BOWL AND MAKE THE BOSS DO IT?MAKE THE BOSS CLEAN THE HOUSE AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN BABY?HAVE YOU HEARD OF THAT EMILE LEVY?IF SO, PLEASE HAVE IT ON PRINT AS A PROOF FOR ALL YOUR FALSE STATEMENTS ABOVE.

    9.More and more people from the outside world will turn to crime here-DO YOU ELECT EXPATS HERE?AND WHO IS DOING THE CRIME INSIDE AND OUT POLITICS?ISNT IT YOUR OWN PEOPLE EMILE LEVY?

    3rd important thing I must not forget here is your
    grammar and your spelling Emile Levy. I am no writer or grammarian but I read a lot enough to tell me you haven’t finish tertiary education Emile Levy. Not on a field of being a journalist.

    4th important factor, are you trying to write to eliminate expats in your land? I think the best thing that you can do is go to the right people and create a bill that says, no more foreigners are accepted to work in your country. If you really have a voice and power like this Emile Levy, they will listen to you, and watch what will happen to your country, only then you can publish that Cayman Islands is better without the foreigners.

    5th, before you even write on a news paper like this, you have to think of the risk it will do to your company. I just hope Cayman Compass will look at writers with this kind of attitude or behavior. Or maybe you just got to print this because you are somehow related to someone in there who has authority to print this.

    6th and last, this article is nonsense and is only a THEORY OF EMILE LEVY. HE IS THE ONE WHO IS SELFISH, LAZY, USER,HATER AND MOST OF ALL A CRIMINAL IN A WAY OF KILLING THE HARMONY BETWEEN EXPATS AND CAYMANIANS.

    So be it, your name will be heard around foreigners from now on Emile Levy, remember that.

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  7. Mr. Emile Levy,
    I just wondering who did such things with you? I get so upset when I read your letter. You see, I am a foreign spouse of a Caymanian, and none of the things you said was true about foreigners here in the Islands, in fact, its the oppposite.
    My spouse and I been leaving for years, and before I meet him, he had nothing but renting in small nasty apartment. Ive been good wife, love his son (like my own) do all housework, helping him in all expenseses while he watch anime, movies or either he playing games. Helped his son to do the homework and make sure all they need are ready. But you know what he give me in return, cheating many times, kicking me out of the house when we had argument, put his hand on me when he got so angry, never put me as spouse to be his benificiaries or dependents and even in house and land title as normal spouse will do. While I did what Wife have to do with his husband. So tell me who is the selfish one? Who creating the demons in foreign people? And who are the real demons are? Who are you to judge the foreign people, in fact that we bring business in Cayman. We dont steal anything with your people, but your people hide so much money from their spouse, and even use their rights as caymanian to threatning us to be send home when they feel like it. We are not afraid to go home, we have a lot of places we can go to, this is not the only place we like to go and work. We work hard for what we earned and your people are the one who treats us, specially the nannies. I heard alot from my people been maltreated by your people and never pay their salaries. You probably treated the person you with before and she just return the favor. You caymanian are not the only one who gets maltreated as we as foreign too. So stop being racist and think of possitive way to sort things out in peaceful and harmless way. You making your people hates the foreign people to hates each other and its not good. Are you trying to bring down your country? Stop hating and move on to your new life, you are old enough not to waste so much of your life in misery.

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  8. Prejudice

    Noun
    Preconceived opinion not based on reason or experience.

    There is another noun relating to prejudice based on Race or Ethnicity…

    Demonising foreigners is far easier than admitting that the problems facing Cayman are attributable to poor governance by those who were elected by the people of Cayman;-
    40M in consultancy fees to build a 240M school which is not significantly better than a bigger school built in Miami for 80M…

    Hope it has a HUGE maths department as the ability to deal with monetary arithmetic seems to be a serious issue – though it would appear some MLA’s have got a handle on the Subtraction (taking away) part…

    What was the rhetoric last election? Cayman for Caymanians,
    Shame they forgot to mention that their manifesto slogan didn’t actually mean all Caymanians equally?

    As the foreigners do not have any form of democratic representation (which is different to Caymanians living and working legally in the UK or US for example). Those foreigners can legitimately and SELFISHLY shrug their shoulders and say ‘what can we do about it’.

    The very system which puts barriers up before those foreigners can even arrive on island to work, ensures that they are not the ones likely to turn to crime – their job relies on the work permit and any issues on that front will see them in jail or off the island in a trice.

    A Caymanian student, denied a US Study visa for drug charges, is seen as a victim. Yet a foreigner charged with a similar offence is a villain and would likely be deported.

    Convenient amnesia about the FOI request which showed that over 80% of the population in Northwood prison is Caymanian might mean you should rethink the statement about the writing on the wall.

    There was a Jewish Philosopher a couple of millennia ago who spoke out about the danger of opinions like yours, it’s quite famous The parable of the good Samaritan

    Even the recent comparison between the average foreign wage and the (higher) average Caymanian wage makes it difficult to justify your claim that the foreigners are the exploiters.

    Don’t let the facts stand in the way of your bigotry though,
    There’s a proven correlation between the number of expats and the number of employed caymanians as one grows so does the other – back in 2007 we had the same foul vitriol as work permits approached 30,000; Yet now that number has dropped, Caymanian unemployment is soaring.

    Far from the ill conceived model where every Expat is STEALING a Caymanian Job, this shows that the skills and experience they have brought is increasing opportunities for all those on Island.

    Remember also that about 10% of the Caymanian Workforce is doing exactly what you are critising foreigners for – those with the better education and in demand skills are working abroad. Do you resent them for that in the same way you castigate those foreigners working here?

    The global economy is here and migration of skills and workers is the reality. Nostalgia for a rose tinted bygone age which conveniently forgets the struggle and hardship that was an integral part of that existence is the worst sort of hypocrisy.

    Emile, by far the majority of people realise that your views are not typical of the people of cayman, yet like it or not, once they are in print they can’t be undone and you have become an unofficial ambassador for Cayman.

    There is a tale of a young man travelling on a long road, he meets a sage travelling in the opposite direction and asks him how he will find the character of the people in the next town. The sage replies by asking the young man what he thought of the people in the town he had just left?
    When the young man replies that they were all thieves and scoundrels, the sage shakes his head and says ‘well, I’m afraid that YOU will find the people of every town you arrive at to be just like that too’

    Maybe your experience with foreigners has been tainted by your own preconceived expectations as it differs from mine.

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