and Gay & Lesbian Travel:
Thanks to the efforts of our friends and allies within the Cayman Islands, including Nancy Easterbrook at DiveTek and Pilar Bush in the Ministry of Tourism, in 2005 a long standing boycott of the Cayman Islands was successfully brought to a close. Since receiving the official welcome below, Undersea Expeditions has hosted seven LGBT group trips to the Cayman Islands, enjoying great diving with no negative incidents.
28 June 2005
Dear Mr. Hamman,
Thank you for your
interest in the Cayman Islands and for requesting an
update on the Cayman Islands Government’s position on
gay and lesbian travellers.
It is unfortunate that events in the past may
have cast the Cayman Islands in a negative light. As you
are aware, these decisions were taken by a prior
As a country, the Cayman Islands will not
discriminate against any social group and will
graciously receive all visitors to our shores.
I want to thank you for the spirit of goodwill
that prompted your inquiry.
Honourable Charles E. Clifford,
Minister for Tourism, Environment, Development and
cc: Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of
Tourism, Environment, Development and