Update 7:50pm: Citing "ill-temper abroad" Premier McKeeva Bush cancelled Monday night's public meeting at which the large gathering of expatriates and Caymanians concerned about the new payroll tax were expected to attend. Approximately 50 people were on hand at Mary Miller Hall after organizers put out notifications over social media that the meeting had been cancelled. Organisers expected several hundred on hand if the meeting had gone ahead.
Premier McKeeva Bush has postponed the public meeting to explain the expatriate payroll tax set for Monday evening at Mary Miller Hall.
The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 1 August at the Sir John A Cumber School Hall at 7:30pm.
Organizers have said that the meeting appeared to have been moved from the original, neutral location in Red Bay to the Premier's home turf of West Bay.
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