The government’s Economics and Statistics Office will lead observance of CARICOM-designated Caribbean Statistics Day in the Cayman Islands on Monday, 15 October, with several activities planned.
This year’s theme, “Working Together to Improve Statistics in the 21st Century and Beyond”, helps emphasise the crucial role that statistics play across a wide spectrum of activities – from daily decision-making faced by individuals, businesses and students to planning, policy-making and analysis and research activities of governments and academia.
To mark the occasion and promote greater awareness about statistics, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin Larocque will issue a message.
The Cayman Islands will highlight the importance of statistics that are credible, relevant, timely and user-friendly.
Activities began a day early, on Sunday, 14 October, with a church service at Agape Family Worship Centre. This was to followed by a potluck lunch for the government agency’s staff and their families at the South Sound Community Centre, said Crispin Boney, ESO senior statistician.
On Monday, agency personnel are scheduled to make presentations on the census data to students of John Gray and Clifton Hunter high schools during the day. A similar presentation to statistics students at the University College of the Cayman Islands is set for 7.30pm.
Radio Cayman on-air personality Sterling Dwayne Ebanks will host a group discussion on the station’s Talk Today programme at 1pm, featuring ESO Acting Director Elizabeth Talbert and Senior Statistician Julietta Beaupierre, as well as Customs Training Manager Langlie Powery and Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer Wil Pineau.
Also, GIS Spotlight will feature a segment on Statistics Day in its weekly show aired on local television and Radio Cayman.