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Curbing Domestic Violence

This week GIS Spotlight takes a look at a new bill that will strengthen protection for victims of domestic violence; we go behind bars to celebrate, and then we break a sweat with the GIS Get-In-Shapers.

Domestic abuse has many dimensions, which is why Cayman is now looking at a bill that expands the definition of domestic violence to better protect its victims, both direct and indirect.

Listen to our interview with the Minister of Gender Affairs the Hon. Juliana O'Connor-Connolly, and find out how the Protection Against Domestic Violence Bill, 2009 will enable social workers and the police to aid those who may be otherwise helpless.

Next, we visit Northward Prison where we are told that serving time needn't be the end of the line. Take it all in as we celebrate inmates' academic achievements and hear directly from them how learning is changing their lives.

Finally, it is time to dust off your exercise gear. Join us as we follow the GIS Get- In-Shapers around and explore the ways they have chosen to get their hearts pumping!

Tune in and share the interesting suggestions and advice we gathered from our exercise gurus.

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, 7 December GIS Spotlight will air at 7 p.m. On Thursday, 10 December it will air at 8 p.m. after 27 Days of Christmas.

All the stories seen in this week's edition can also be found on YouTube at www.gov.ky.

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

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver