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MLA: CIG privatising garbage service via back door

MLA: CIG privatising garbage service via back door

| 09/01/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The opposition MLA for Bodden Town West believes that government is attempting to privatise the collection of garbage through the back door. Chris Saunders believes the troubles surrounding the rubbish pick-up and the management of the landfill are directly related to the failure by the minis [...]

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Ministry denies Carter’s suspension

Ministry denies Carter’s suspension

| 08/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Despite widespread reports from multiple sources that Roydell Carter has been placed on required leave and is facing pressure to resign from his job as the director of the Department of Environmental Health, the ministry has denied that he has been suspended. The ministry’s chief office [...]

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Dump boss suspended from job

Dump boss suspended from job

| 04/01/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): Roydell Carter, the director of the Department of Environmental Health, has been suspended from his post amid undisclosed allegations of a budget overrun of millions of dollars, CNS has learned. Government officials have refused to comment on the situation relating to the DEH boss but sources [...]

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HSA issues warning over increase in flu cases

HSA issues warning over increase in flu cases

| 04/01/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Public Health Department says it is monitoring an increase in the incidences of flu cases among residents. Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, Director of Primary Healthcare and Acting Medical Officer of Health, revealed that the hospital saw an increase in numbers over the last two months fro [...]

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Christmas tree recycling begins island-wide

Christmas tree recycling begins island-wide

| 02/01/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has placed collection skips at six locations across Grand Cayman for the public to put their natural Christmas trees for the annual mulching programme. As well as reducing the waste going to the dump, the scheme gives gardeners a chance to collect [...]

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UK man airlifted to Health City after freak fall

UK man airlifted to Health City after freak fall

| 02/01/2018 | 35 Comments
(CNS): A 32-year-old British man who was working in Sint Maarten and helping as a volunteer in the aftermath of the 2017 storm damage is currently in a coma at Health City Cayman Islands, where he was airlifted after he fell from a balcony. Kurt Russel’s family is now struggling to find the ca [...]

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BT MLA takes direct action over garbage

BT MLA takes direct action over garbage

| 22/12/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Bodden Town West MLA Chris Saunders has taken the mounting garbage collection problem in his district into his own hands. Facing concerns from his constituents that the Department of Environmental Health is still so far behind on collections that it will not clear the bulk waste from the road [...]

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Robber with mental age of child jailed for 2+years

Robber with mental age of child jailed for 2+years

| 22/12/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A young man who was described by his lawyer as having the mental capacity of a 9-year-old child was jailed Thursday for 27 months for an opportunist street mugging in George Town two years ago. Charles Walton, who was 18 when he robbed a woman on the West Bay Road, cutting her purse straps [& [...]

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Residents urged not to put out more bulk waste

Residents urged not to put out more bulk waste

| 20/12/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is urging residents not to place any more bulk waste on the curbside for collection on Grand Cayman as the deadline has passed for all districts on that island. Collections are continuing and department officials said the waste is being removed as [...]

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Plans finished for mental health unit

Plans finished for mental health unit

| 14/12/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS): Plans for a proposed long-term residential mental health facility are ready and are expected to be submitted to the Central Planning Authority this month, government officials said in a release Thursday. The project to develop the long-awaited and much-needed facility is not expected to get u [...]

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Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

| 06/12/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Recent problems at the Department of Environmental Health relating to trouble with equipment and staff shortages appear to be causing a backlog on rubbish and recycling collection, raising concerns about public health. All over Grand Cayman in public places, garbage piles are growing and the [...]

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