I am a long-time, long-term visitor to Grand Cayman, where my wife and I spend about six weeks each year.

Noting the problem of sargassum on the beaches, I’d be happy to spend a couple of days cleaning up, and giving back to the island which has given us so much.

Has anyone ever thought of a small programme utilising tourist volunteer services?

Perhaps it’s not an option for the one-week visitor, but I am sure there would be a number of people such as I who would be happy to contribute.

If something like this already exists, I’d love to learn about it.

Ron Southerland

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  1. Use prisoners, unemployed, Caymanians who hang around with nothing to do, to clean the beaches of sargassum. It is nice if tourists can help, but they spend a fortune in hotels here, have limited time to enjoy a vacation, and quite frankly the unemployed labor force here need to be put to work. Lazy, weak societies, encourage weak nations.