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GIS Spotlight on Museum Face-lift

On a recent visit, the Hon. Minister of Culture Mark Scotland found out that the National Museum offers a fascinating insight into Cayman's history. With him are (L-R) Museum Board Chairman Harris McCoy, Board Member Omar Samuels, Museum Director Doss Solomon and the ministry's Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn.

This week on GIS Spotlight, share the excitement as the Cayman Islands National Museum prepares to re-open after five years of renovations.

Then, try getting your feet wet for less with Staycation water adventures, before seeing why you just have to take the kids to the Market at the Grounds.

Cayman's National Museum has always been a treasure trove of history and culture, but now with its brand new interactive exhibits, it is a must see.

Join GIS Spotlight as we treat you to an insider's look at the new displays which include a submarine and a walk through cave! We also talk to the museum's Deputy Director Doss Solomon on the joys - and challenges - of remodelling an entire museum, and show you what it took to get the exhibits here.

So tune in for an advance look at the results of this extended makeover, before the museum's galleries open to the public later this month.

Then get water-logged without breaking the bank by enjoying our special feature on Staycation water activities. Learn where to find the best resident rates for scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling and other water-bound activities.

Staycations is a Cayman Islands Tourism Association initiative, one that is supported by the Ministry of Tourism. The programme promotes the local hospitality industry by offering specials to residents, allowing us to enjoy a cost-effective and special summer on-island. For more information go to www.staycation.ky.

Finally, we trek to the countryside to celebrate the Market at the Grounds' second anniversary as well as the grand opening of its Kid's Zone.

See why this playground is being promoted as a 'new way to play' with its traditional Caymanian games, a real farmhouse, and Cayman's first maze.

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 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.

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For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver