Please address rollover

I’d like to take a moment to congratulate the Cayman Islands for a smooth and efficient election, which loudly signified the Cayman electorate’s desire for change.

But now that the election is over, the new government has urgent issues to address, such as an overhaul of the voting process, balancing the budget and Immigration reform.

I’d like to highlight the latter issue, which as it stands will lead to 1,850 employed people leaving the island on 28 October. I do have personal opinions on the issue of the rollover, but I do recognise that Cayman needs to set its own course based on the desire of the indigenous population.

I would just like to ask the PPM government not to leave any decision regarding their immigration proposals too late like UDP did a year and a half ago. The uncertainty makes it hard to plan either way as some of us have made huge commitments over the years that will need to be sorted before leaving, such as house and vehicle sales.

Peter Woods

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