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Steps to Health

Be Fit Cayman! plans to get people on track to healthier living.

This week (Monday, 11 April) GIS Spotlight gets going with a new health programme, revisits the good old days and explores what the experts learn about hurricane preparation.

With diabetes, hypertension and other lifestyle diseases on the increase, the Ministry of Health and the Public Health Department are throwing their weight behind a new national drive to get Cayman fit and healthy.

Hear how they plan to get people back on track to healthier living with Be Fit Cayman!, a preventative health programme.

Our next stop is the National Gallery where we relive a past era through the eyes of David Douglas Duncan, an eminent 20th century photo-journalist. Intrigued by Cayman's 'ironmen of the sea' he carefully captured the life and times of yesteryear's seamen with photos that subsequently appeared in a 1943 edition of National Geographic.

Hear how this priceless historical record found its way back to Cayman, almost seventy years after the photographs were taken. Plus we talk to National Archive staff on how they plan to preserve the photo collection while it's on display.

Next up is the 33rd Session of the Region IV Hurricane Committee (HC33). Organised by the World Meteorological Organisation in association with the Cayman Islands Government, the event hosted hurricane specialists from North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Hear what was discussed and why it is so important that regional countries come together on disaster preparedness.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions regarding issues that concern and affect you.

The weekly programme now airs on Cayman27 at 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. All stories seen in this week's show can also be found on the GIS Marketing and Communications website:

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


For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver