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Blue Iguanas Go Wild

Grand Cayman's native Blue Iguana is steadily inching back from the brink of extinction.

The week starting Monday, 23 January, GIS Spotlight showcases prehistoric reptiles, e-government in action and three sporting stars.

Grand Cayman's own endemic species and largest land animal, the Blue Iguana, was classified a mere 10 years ago as functionally extinct with less than ten animals left in the wild. An aggressive recovery programme is saving it from this grim prospect.

Hear from the warden how far the programme has come and how much more needs to be done to ensure that future generations of Caymanians continue to co-exist with this magnificent reptile. Discover how fragile the future of the blue iguana, now confined to a few tracts in the Eastern Districts, can become without this active human intervention.

Next, join us for a behind the scenes look at a new CCTV link which will enable persons detained on remand at Northward and Fairbanks to consult with their lawyers and "attend" court virtually, without leaving prison compounds or having their human rights affected.

Learn how this facility will benefit the judicial and penal systems as well as government's finances.

After that, we revisit a trio of Cayman's finest sporting stars whose international triumphs were honoured at a public event recently. Hear what inspires ace swimmers Shaune and Brett Fraser and champion jet skier Jordan "JJ" McLean and what else is on their athletic horizon.

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

The weekly programme now airs on Cayman27 at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. 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 GIS Spotlight.


For further information contact: Bina Mani