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GIS Spotlight Tests the Waters

Test the ocean waters with GIS Spotlight.

Tune into GIS Spotlight on Monday, 22 December, to test the waters with our crew, and then go off to school with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Programme.

You can also learn more about the National Assessment of Living Conditions, before taking in how to sing praise with your hands.

Have you ever wondered what's in the waters that surround our Islands? Join the GIS Spotlight team as they work the samples; watch them conduct sea-water quality tests with the Department of Environment (DOE). GIS Spotlight will take you through the process of collecting and testing, and will tell you what DOE is looking for and why.

Next, it's off to school to take a look at the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentoring programme, Bigs in School. Each Wednesday at George Town Primary, students pair up with mentors who then help them with their homework. There is also time for fun activities like football, board games, and baseball. Hear from the principal what a difference mentors make in children's lives.

We also talk to BBBS Executive Director Clifton Gayle on the need for more volunteers, plus we'll tell you how you can get involved.

With a ten volume draft report on the National Assessment of Living Conditions (NALC) due to be released this week, we'll next take you through the history of the study. Most importantly we'll tell you how to be part of the public consultation which takes place Friday, 16 May.

Finally, GIS Spotlight will bring you the amazing story of the Caribbean Centre for the Deaf's Hands of Praise. Visiting local schools as part of Child Month activities, the centre's praise group shows children how they use sign language to perform gospel songs. A translator explains why the performers are spreading God's word through music.

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

The programme will air on Monday, 22 December at 6:30pm on Island24, and again on Thursday, 25 December at 6:30pm also on Island24.

Comments and suggestions about GIS Spotlight are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing Producer/Host Heather Hopson at .

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver