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Tourism, Jazz and the Census-All on GIS Spotlight

2010 Census logo, inspired by the work of acclaimed Caymanian visionary artist, 'Miss Lassie.'

his week, a GIS Spotlight rebroadcast re-visits Little Cayman for a look at how the island's tourism industry is bouncing back after Paloma.

Also, relive the excitement of jazz on Grand Cayman, and hear the Economics and Statistics Office's (ESO) plans to count Cayman's population.

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

Back on Grand Cayman, share a front row seat at the 2008 Cayman Islands Jazz Festival with GIS Spotlight. Against Pageant Beach's relaxing backdrop, hear from key participants and catch sights and sounds from the best nights of jazz.

Relive moments from three days of scintillating presentations by a host of international musical icons and home-grown favourites, including Anita Baker and Michael Bolton from overseas, and KK Alese and Impulz Band who topped 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 also features the 2010 population census to be conducted by the ESO.

The 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".

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

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

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver