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GIS Spotlight Focuses on Policing Cayman's Waters

Two of Cayman's new police vessels.

This week GIS Spotlight steps onboard one of Cayman's new police boats. Then we join Hazard Management for an emergency exercise, and finally we look at this year's Education Conference.

Join us as we go for a fast ride on one of the joint Customs, Police and Immigration Marine Unit recent sea-going acquisitions.

Find out what these additions will mean for policing in Cayman as marine officers explain how the boats will be used to protect our borders and support tourism by providing a professional and effective search and rescue service.

Later, sirens blare as smoke fills the air and people scream for help. But don't panic; it's only a simulated aircraft emergency staged by Hazard Management Cayman Islands as part of its Emergency Care Treatment, Mass Casualty and Incident Command Course.

Follow us behind the scenes as we talk to HMCI officials on the benefits of this training for local emergency responders. We'll also hear how realistic emergency exercises prepare personnel to face actual emergencies as a confident, unified team.

Next we take a seat at the 2009 National Education Conference where the theme was High Expectations, Higher Achievement.

We bring you the insights and perspectives of this year's keynote speaker Dr Didacus Jules. As registrar and chief executive officer of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CEC) he explained the new strategic vision for the CEC.

Finally, we share the deadlines for government scholarships and again give you a quick rundown of the 11th Annual Honouring Women Month. For more information on the festivities, log on to www.wrc.gov.ky .

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 at the following link: www.youtube.com/user/CIGovtInfoServices.

Comments and suggestions about the programme are always welcome. Viewers can provide feedback by e-mailing heather.hopson@gov.ky.

For further information contact: Cornelia Oliver