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No beggars, but green iguana in Cayman

Published:Monday | October 19, 2015 | 10:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I read with interest your column concerning the lack of beggars and stray dogs in the Cayman Islands (Gleaner, Saturday October 17, 2015).

Being resident in both Jamaica and Grand Cayman, I can appreciate Dr Vaccianna's comments. Cayman is not perfect. However, I have always admired how vested this tiny island is in cleanliness, road maintenance and civic pride.

As an avid runner, I do not have to fear stray dogs interrupting the bliss of my morning run. Nor do I have to worry about being hassled by beggars in the streets of George Town or on the beach. Of course, I will be greeted by the occasional wild chicken or green iguana.

Life between these two island homes has certainly made me appreciate them both on different levels.

Dr Michael Leon

drmleon16@gmail.com