Friday, February 12, 2016

The Cayman Islands Are Wonderful

I've posted a few things about the corruption trial in the Cayman Islands of Canover Watson, just repeating what's reported in the news. 

For the record of my own opinion, the Cayman people are wonderful, awesome, warm, caring, God-living people. I love them and their culture. They were very, very good to me while I served as CIO of the Health Services Authority. Living among these wonderful people will forever be a highlight of my life. This fellow, Canover Watson, is an anomaly, and he's been brought to justice by a jury of these good people in the community. 

The Cayman Islands get a bad label for corruption, mostly because they are an offshore tax haven, but they have been tax free for centuries. Read about the Wreck of the Ten Sails for the history on that; it's a fascinating legend. Whether it's completely true or not, it doesn't matter. What matters is, being an income tax-free country is a very proud part of the Cayman Island heritage.  American businesses and billionaires have turned the proud and tax-free culture of the Cayman Islands into something slimy; the bad label should go to us, not them. 

The people, the culture, the water, the tropical paradise of the Cayman Islands... it's a beautiful, wonderful people and country in every regard. If more people realized how awesome it was, they would flock to live there.

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