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GIS Spotlight on Staycations

Little Cayman's a possibility.

This week GIS Spotlight explores money-saving, fun-filled staycations, takes a second look at the Pensions Office and then attends a high-level Commonwealth meeting.

It is time for a break - in your own backyard. Hear how much there is to do without even packing a passport as we talk to Cayman Islands Tourism Association's Trina Christian as well as representatives from local tourism attractions.

We tell you where to eat, sleep, dive and play with a rundown of residents' discounts. For more information on Cayman staycations - a joint CITA/Department of Tourism initiative -- log onto www.staycation.ky.

Our next stop is at the Cayman Islands National Pensions Office where we meet the people who ensure you receive the retirement funds you've accumulated.

Hear how pension investigators deal with complaints, and find out how the office promotes compliance with the National Pensions Law (2000 Revision) by working with other government departments and agencies.

We also reveal where your money goes and tell you what you can do to be certain your pension is waiting for you when you stop working.

Finally, we're off to an important meeting as Cayman plays host to this year's Commonwealth Secretariat's Point of Contacts meeting. Here representatives from across the Caribbean and the Mediterranean discussed public sector reforms as well as training challenges and solutions.

We asked Chief Secretary Donovan Ebanks about the importance of this networking event and heard from Portfolio of the Civil Service Chief Officer Gloria McField-Nixon why this is a landmark year for the Commonwealth and Cayman.

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 pm on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30 pm on Island24. All the stories seen in this week's edition can also be found on YouTube.

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

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For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver