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Connecting With the Past

Looking at an old turtle gauge brings history to life at the National Archive.

This week GIS Spotlight steps back in time at the National Archives, finds out how an entrepreneur can survive the recession, and meets the world's latest scuba heroes.

As one of the keepers of Cayman's history, the Cayman Islands National Archive is filled with books, newspapers, magazines, video recordings, diaries, photos, and a host of other documents that recreate the past.

Join us as we travel backward in time, courtesy of our visit to the Archive. Discover why keeping records is important and how you can track branches of your family tree.

Next, we set up shop with a local entrepreneur to find out how the Cayman Islands Investment Bureau is helping her deal with the current less-than-perfect business environment.

There are tips to reduce overheads, as well as special packages from service providers. So don't miss the scoop on how to adapt and survive as a small business.

Finally, we step out at the gala event marking the 10th Annual Scuba Hall of Fame. Here we meet the latest international scuba heroes - an inventor, a shark specialist, a Palau dive pioneer and an artist.

We also pay tribute to two local scuba champions for their contribution to diving in the Cayman Islands.

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 p.m. on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Island24.

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

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For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver