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'GIS Spotlight' on Pensions

GIS Spotlight

This week GIS Spotlight visits the National Pension Office. We explore a new pain management service and then it's off to school with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Programme.

Our first stop is at the Cayman Islands National Pensions Office where we meet the people who ensure you receive the retirement funds you've accumulated.

Hear how pension investigators deal with complaints, and find out how the office promotes compliance with the National Pensions Law (2000 Revision) by working with other government departments and agencies.

We also reveal where you money goes and tell you what you can do to be certain your pension is waiting for you when you stop working.

Next, we check into the Health Services Authority (HSA)'s pain management clinic.

According to the HSA, chronic pain has become one of the most frequent reasons to visit a doctor. The clinic's goal is to ease patients' pain so they can lead normal, productive lives.

GIS Spotlight interviews anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine specialist Dr Delroy Jefferson to discover how the clinic will empower patients by teaching them pain prevention techniques.

Finally, it's off to school to take a look at the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) mentoring programme, Bigs in School. Each Wednesday at George Town Primary, students pair up with mentors who then help them with their homework. There is also time for fun activities like football, board games, and baseball. Hear from the principal what a difference mentors make in children's lives.

We also talk to BBBS Executive Director Clifton Gayle on the need for more volunteers, plus we'll tell you how you can get involved.

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 pm on Cayman27, and again on Thursdays at 7:30 pm on Island24. All the stories seen in this week's edition can also be found on YouTube.

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing Producer/Host Heather Hopson.

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver