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GIS Spotlights Cutting Edge Radiology

Beware of landscaping that obstructs the roadway.

This week's GIS Spotlight provides a glimpse into the medical future by showcasing the Health Services Authority's cutting edge 3-D medical scanner, and new eye clinic equipment.

We also take note of a NRA roadside warning, salute another exceptional senior citizen, and take a virtual tour of the revamped Immigration website.

Imagine seeing in seconds nearly every organ in your body in clear, 3-D images! If this sounds impossible, tune in as GIS Spotlight shows you the next generation of computed tomography (CT) scanning, recently installed at the Cayman Islands Hospital.

Moving along to the hospital's Lions Eye Clinic, we check out the new phaco-emulsifier machine for cataract surgery. Hear how this and other recently upgraded equipment benefits patients, and elevates cataract surgery and other treatments and assessments so that they're on par with those offered in the US and UK.

Next comes a stern warning from the National Roads Authority (NRA): What's inside your property is yours, but land beyond your fence line is considered public roadway, and under the Roads Law, road encroachments can attract fines of up to $5,000.

We'll tell you why obstructing roadways is dangerous and show you how to avoid getting on the wrong side of the NRA.

Then it's time to salute another exceptional senior citizen -- Mrs Nell Connor of Breakers. Still fishing, collecting thatch and weaving, she proudly keeps the independent Caymanian spirit alive.

GIS Spotlight talks to her about old times, the changes she has seen and ways in which she thinks the country can preserve its heritage.

Finally, we sit down with Chief Immigration Officer Franz Manderson to hear more about his department's revamped website. Now offering far more than just immigration forms, Mr Manderson explains the benefits of the new, improved site.

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

The weekly programme airs on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. on Island24. Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky.

All the stories seen on this week's edition can also be found on YouTube at the following link: http://www.youtube.com/user/CIGovtInfoServices.

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver