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Christmas in Cayman

A home beautifully decorated with traditional white sand and conch shells for the Christmas season.

This week (Monday, 12 December), GIS Spotlight unveils Cayman's Christmas heritage, evaluates prisoner rehabilitation and revisits an iconic cultural centre.

First, we take you on a historic journey to uncover a tradition that still colours the Cayman Islands today. Join us at the National Archive where an amazing treasure trove awaits. Together we will delve into a custom that stirred the Christmas spirit in Cayman's forbears, long before the Islands' wide-scale adoption of North American and other practices.

Then, it's off to a workshop that kicked off a new national strategy. Hear from experts the new moves that are afoot to evaluate offenders' rehabilitation against the backdrop of our national crime prevention strategy. Learn the approach stakeholders are considering with help from the principals of one of the best programmes in Canada.

For our last stop, we revisit national artist Miss Lassie's listed home on South Church Street to discover details about the Mind's Eye arts centre. Find out the steps underway to authoritatively establish the greatness of this native intuitive artist. See what you can do to make this a reality.

Produced by Government Information Services, GIS Spotlight highlights government services and solutions for the issues that affect you.

The weekly programme now airs on Cayman27 at 8.30 p.m. on Mondays and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. All stories seen in this week's show can also be found on the GIS Marketing and Communications website: www.gis.ky.

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can email feedback on GIS Spotlight.

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For further information contact: Bina Mani