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Cayman Islands Government

Muzzling Illegal Guns

Working towards a gun-free Cayman.

This week (Monday, 3 May) on GIS Spotlight we set our sights on a gun-free Cayman, we revisit RCIPS police recruits, and we discover how you can have your children live richly without spending a fortune.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is launching another gun amnesty, hoping to take illegal guns off the streets.

Join us as we explore how the amnesty will work and how it will make Cayman a safer place. We also talk to the mother of Jeremiah Barnes, Cayman's youngest shooting victim, on the devastating effects of gun crime.

Then, an encore presentation of another effort being made to reduce crime. We revisit the RCIPS' newest recruits, who completed a gruelling 14-week training programme.

GIS Spotlight follows three young Caymanians on their journey to become police officers. They explain what skills they acquired, but more importantly they share how the training has shaped their convictions about the value of serving the public.

Finally, we celebrate Child Month. This year's theme is Loving Our Children through Challenging Times. Come with us as we visit one young family to find out how they care for their children on a tight budget.

We also interview experts from the Department of Children and Family Services, the Family Resource Centre and the Health Services Authority for tips on affordable food, entertainment, and clothing.

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 www.gis.ky. Scroll down to the video section. Viewers are welcome to provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky.

(GIS)

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver