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GIS Spotlight on Recovery

Cayman Brac recovery works

This week GIS Spotlight takes an in-depth look at government's recovery plan for the Sister Islands, post-Hurricane Paloma. We then take you inside Caribbean Haven's new all-female drug and alcohol treatment unit. Plus, we find out how women are defending themselves, thanks to a new police programme.

As Cayman Brac and Little Cayman start to rebound after being pounded by the category four hurricane, government departments, civil servants, and NGOs are all extending a helping hand. Hear how the Sister Islands are recovering, just days after the severe storm. Listen to the Leader of Government Business, the Hon Kurt Tibbetts, JP, and Hazard Management Cayman Islands Director Dr Barbara Carby, to find out the latest developments. Plus, we'll explain how to go about applying for rebuilding assistance from the National Recovery Fund.

Next, we take a tour of Caribbean Haven's women's unit. Find out why this female facility was essential to the recovery process on the island. You'll hear from recovering alcohol and drug users, as well as programme coordinators.

Then, we'll take you inside the first of a series of self-defence classes offered by the RCIPS and the Cayman Islands Shotokan Karate Federation. We'll show you how women in West Bay are learning how to protect themselves.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

The weekly programme airs on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Island24. Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky .

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver