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Tourism, Jazz and the Census-All on GIS Spotlight

Hon Minister Charles Clifford, JP with KK Alese and back up singers

This week, GIS Spotlight visits Little Cayman as the island's tourism industry bounces back after Paloma; relives the excitement of jazz on Grand Cayman, and highlights the Economics and Statistics Office's (ESO) plans to count Cayman's population.

Join us as the camera's lens focuses on the resilience of Little Cayman residents who have restored some key tourism locations in time to launch the winter season this month. See for yourself - hotels are back in business, residents are optimistic and tourists are already out and about.

Back on Grand Cayman, the 2008 Cayman Islands Jazz Festival gets underway and GIS Spotlight is there too. Against Pageant Beach's relaxing backdrop, hear from key participants and catch sights and sounds from the best nights of jazz.

GIS Spotlight will help relive moments from three days of scintillating presentations from a host of international musical icons and home-grown favourites, including Anita Baker and Michael Bolton from overseas, as well as KK Alese and Impulz Band who top the list of locally-based performers.

Then it's time to start getting used to the idea of 'standing up and being counted!' GIS Spotlight will also be featuring the 2010 population census to be conducted by the ESO.

This department is of course the source for economic data about the Cayman Islands and it will be organising a full count of everyone residing in the Islands on Census Day. The office will also capture comparative data on education and income levels within the workforce.

The show will further feature the brand new logo developed by Government Information Services (GIS) for ESO's census campaign, inspired by the work of acclaimed Caymanian visionary artist, 'Miss Lassie.' The campaign's theme is "2010 Everyone Counts".

Due to CITN's 27 Days of Christmas the programme will air as follows: On Monday, 8 December on Cayman 27 at 6:45pm (right after the 27 Days of Christmas) with a repeat at 10:45pm; On Thursday, 11 December on Island 24 at 6:30pm.

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

All the stories seen on this week's edition can also be found on YouTube at the following link: www.youtube.com/user/CIGovtInfoServices .

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky.

For further information contact: Prudence Barnes