I am sad to hear about Don Foster’s dive shop going out of business. I am surprised to hear the Cayman Islands do not offer assistance to their small businesses (under 500 employees) like the US does.
Our small businesses in the US are getting loans to help keep them in business during this epidemic. These loans will act as a grant, if they keep their employees and pay them.
Cayman is supposed to be one of the richest countries in the world. Why are they not assisting their businesses that have made them so successful?
We are looking forward to be able to come and stay, in our unit we own, at Castaway Cove. We have made three airline reservations to return since March, but have had to cancel all flights. Hopefully, we will be able to return in June, and spend money again.
Editor’s note: The government does have a loan programme for micro and small business. See story here.