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Climate Change on the Agenda

This week GIS Spotlight explores Cayman's climate change strategies and visits Boatswain's Beach Aviary before taking to the Jazz Fest stage.

Beach erosion, reef and fishery decimation, rising energy, food and water costs and higher insurance premiums are just some of the future challenges Cayman will face, according to the National Climate Change Working Group.

Listen in as we catch up with Department of Environment staff and Environmental Minister the Hon. Mark Scotland at the third National Climate Change Workshop. We ask them what can be done, and who needs to do it.

Next, take flight with feathered Boatswain's Beach Aviary residents. Listen to Curator Geddes Hislop talk about the unique features of this aviary. We also find out what it takes to run a thriving aviary and staff members share secrets on captive breeding.

Our last stop is the sixth annual Cayman Jazz Fest. This year's event sizzled with international artist Alicia Keys and GIS Spotlight was there to capture the energy.

Tune in to hear her impressions of Cayman and her reasons for wanting to come back. Also, hear the Premier, visitors and local artists tell why the Cayman Jazz Fest is one of the region's premier events.

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. This Monday, 14 December, GIS Spotlight airs at 6:45 p.m. and on Thursday, 17 December, the show will run on Island24 at 8 p.m.

All the stories seen in this week's edition can also be found on YouTube at GIS YouTube Channel.

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