Cayman Brac’s Rudolph “Rudi” Dixon chose Stake Bay as both a homecoming and a rally to kick off his political campaign urging supporters to “Make the change” on Saturday, Feb. 11
Mr. Dixon grew up in Spot Bay and went to school at Spot Bay Primary school. He began his career in the police services shortly after graduating from Cayman Brac High School.
The independent candidate for Cayman Brac East, is a former deputy commissioner for the RCIP and a recipient of the Colonial Police medal during his 32 years’ law enforcement career. The pageantry of the evening started shortly after Mr. Dixon took to the stage to join another political hopeful Kenneth Bryan who was the master of ceremonies. McKeeva Bush, current Leader of the Opposition mingled amongst some 300 supporters who filled the normally quiet nights of the Brac with cheers and applause.
Mr. Dixon’s political announcement drew supporters from all avenues of the three islands of Cayman who quickly found their place at the Catboat Plaza to the rhythmic songs of a renown Bracker songwriter and vocalist Andy Martin singing his infamous Back to the Brac again.
Mr. Dixon spoke about the issues affecting the Brac’s economy, sustainable development, lack of jobs, and lack of essentials food items, and assured the supporters that he had the vision and leadership to correct these unacceptable conditions for both sister islands “just make the change.”
Mr. Dixon said: “I am pleased and excited about the large turn-out tonight, it is great to feel the tremendous support of my fellow Brackers.” Prayer was delivered by Ms. Lelith Gibbs as a prelude to the national song, sung by Shirlin Miller Dixon, 12. The crowd was a good cross section of the voters of Cayman Brac with a high percentage of females, and senior men from the Brac East area. The night ended on the musical notes of the Peter Dixon band, while refreshments were readily available for everyone to enjoy