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GIS Spotlight Goes Green

GIS Spotlight Goes Green

This week's GIS Spotlight takes you inside an initiative that is creating a more eco-friendly tourism industry, then to a workshop that prepares organizations and families to plan for disasters, and concludes by bringing you a taste of Cayman's oral tradition.

Join us on the trip from West Bay to East End, visiting hotels and attractions that are participating in the Cayman Islands Environmental Project for the Tourism Sector (CEPTS).

CEPTS is a Ministry of Tourism initiative which is guiding some seven tourism properties in implementing environmentally-friendly best practices to minimize their impact on the environment.

GIS Spotlight talks to staff at the Cobalt Coast Hotel, the Compass Point Dive Resort, and the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park to gain insight into energy and water conservation, recycling and other green measures being implemented as the properties strive towards becoming Green Globe certified.

Then it's on to disaster planning, specifically a recent workshop facilitated by Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) to guide government departments in their preparation of disaster management plans.

HMCI Director Dr Barbara Carby and Deputy Director McLeary Frederick explain the benefits of having disaster management plans for homes and offices, and they take us through the steps involved in developing such plans. They also offer disaster planning tips for families and individuals.

Then get in the mix of Gimistory, a Caymanian storytelling treat hosted each year by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation as part of Cayfest.

GIS Spotlight speaks to Director Henry Mutto and Gimistory performers who are spinning more Caymanian tales to eager audiences around the island.

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

Due to CITN's elections coverage, GIS Spotlight will now be aired on Cayman 27 on Tuesdays at 6:30pm, instead of the normal 6:30pm Monday time slot.

The Thursday airing at 7:30pm on Island 24 remains unchanged. Viewers are advised to stay tuned for any additional schedule changes.

All stories seen in this week's edition can also be found on YouTube at the following link: http://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