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Spotlight on Tourism

2011-2012 Tourism Ambassador Jaida Alexander

The week starting Monday, 20 August, GIS Spotlight focuses on youth and tourism, and revisits Grand Cayman's own Blue Iguanas and an innovative workshop.

A Department of Tourism led initiative strives annually to involve more of Cayman's youth in the Islands' tourism. Come with us to hear about an interesting competition that provides a fresh perspective on Cayman's vibrant tourism product. Learn about this year's theme and discover what makes this competition special to tourists and residents alike.

Then, we're off to encounter Grand Cayman's biggest land animal, the Blue Iguana, a species native to the island long before humans even set foot on it. Having been reduced to near extinction in a few short centuries, the reptile is making a steady recovery because of ongoing efforts through a recovery programme.

Join us to learn about the programme's progress and how much more needs to be done to ensure the Blue Iguana thrives.

After that, we revisit a 3Ri (regional risk reduction initiative) workshop that Cayman hosted for English and Dutch overseas countries and territories. See how this EU-funded, UNDP-run initiative is gearing these nations to reduce risk from natural hazards and climate change with comprehensive disaster management. Hear how Cayman benefits by being better prepared.

Produced by GIS Marketing and Communications, GIS Spotlight highlights government's services and solutions, regarding issues that concern and affect you. The weekly programme airs Mondays on Cayman27 at 8 p.m. and on Saturdays at 6 p.m.

All stories seen in this week's GIS Spotlight 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 provide feedback by e-mailing GIS Spotlight.

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For further information contact: Bina Mani




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