(CMR) A recent AT&T commercial has Caymanians seeing red after it mentioned the “Caymans” as a dodgy place for a “tax preparer” gone rogue.
Many persons on social media have commented that they do not believe the commercial is funny and that the Cayman Islands government should start taking more direct action against our country’s name being used in such a derogatory manner in commercials and movies/tv series.
How do you feel?
After receiving a cease and desist letter from the Cayman Islands Government AT&T has said it will change its television advertisement depicting the Cayman Islands in a negative light.
The advertisement, titled ‘OK tax professional’ was first mentioned in the post and the Cayman Islands government decided to take action based on public outcry. AT&T claims the advert was meant to be humorous. However, The Financial Services Ministry indicated it was waiting on a formal response from their legal department.
The ministry was pleased with the update and noted that Cayman Islands’ financial services “are provided in accordance with international financial standards and the (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) rankings place the Cayman Islands on par with other countries, such as Canada and England, for transparency and tax information sharing. Any insinuation to the contrary is wrong and inaccurate.”