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Success on the High Seas

MACI's shipping registry includes cargo vessels.

This week GIS Spotlight sails the high seas of success with the Cayman Islands Maritime Authority; we investigate international crime fighting, and then we tally the value of good statistics.

Amidst a stormy economic climate, smooth sailing continues for the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) as its shipping registry extends its global reach.

We talk to MACI Chief Executive Officer Joel Walton about the secrets of the Authority's success. We also meet the dedicated staff members who keep MACI's sails to the wind, and we learn how we can go places, courtesy of a MACI scholarship.

For information on MACI's operations go to www.cishipping.com.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service hosted this year's International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)'s regional training conference. Representatives from twenty Caribbean countries came together on Grand Cayman to update techniques on fighting crime across borders.

Tune in to find out how local police can benefit from Interpol's international databases that include a terrorist watch list as well as directories of stolen passports, vehicles and weapons.

Finally we take a measured look at the value that economic and other indicators have for local businesses and government planners alike.

Hear from the experts why it is important to have access to reliable and timely statistics on trade and industry activity and trends. You can access the Economics and Statistics Office's latest quarterly report at www.eso.ky.

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 on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Island24. These times may vary during the next few weeks due to the airing of 27 Days of Christmas.

For Monday, 23 November, GIS Spotlight will air at its regular scheduled time. However, on Thursday, 26 November, it will air at 7:45 p.m. (after 27 Days of Christmas).

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