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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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Government’s rubbish trick

Government’s rubbish trick

| 27/11/2017 | 42 Comments
Theresa Green writes: Government’s move to take $15.6 million from the Environmental Protection Fund to pay for capping the existing landfills and help finance the proposed national garbage plan was not only wrong but part of a wider deception about this project. No one doubts the management of g [...]

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Garbage collection hit by truck trouble

Garbage collection hit by truck trouble

| 24/11/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Delays in garbage collection around the George Town area over the last week are due to the “unavailability of some of the garbage collection trucks”, according to the Department of Environmental Health. Officials did not explain what caused this but said the department is going to [...]

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Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

Safety issues cause problem for scrap cars

| 06/11/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is asking the public not to bring scrap metals to the George Town dump until further notice because of problems of safety. But the public agency is also warning people to refrain from abandoning vehicles on private property, along the road way an [...]

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New waste system still four years away

New waste system still four years away

| 13/10/2017 | 48 Comments
(CNS): Despite the recent announcement that government has selected a Dart company heading up a consortium of local and international firms as the preferred contractor to tackle the country’s rubbish, the new Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS) will not be in place until well into [...]

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Recycling should be required in Cayman

Recycling should be required in Cayman

| 06/10/2017
I’m wondering why recycling is not mandatory in Cayman Islands. We all know garbage is a problem worldwide. But looking at “Mount Trashmore”, it’s huge here. In the past we had two garbage collections weekly, cut back to one now. Why doesn’t DEH replace the second collection with a recycla [...]

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Foster’s says mistakes were made

Foster’s says mistakes were made

| 25/09/2017 | 52 Comments
(CNS): The owner of Foster’s Food Fair has said that mistakes were made in handling a situation on Monday where customers found a bug in a plate of food from the store in Countryside Shopping Centre in Savannah. Woody Foster said that the customers bought two plates of food Saturday morning an [...]

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Health minister aiming for ‘adequate’ cover

Health minister aiming for ‘adequate’ cover

| 17/07/2017 | 31 Comments
(CNS): Dwayne “John-John” Seymour, a critic of the Progressives during the campaign who then joined the coalition government as health minister, believes everyone in Cayman should have “adequate health insurance coverage”. The Bodden Town MLA is understood to have been the se [...]

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Tyre shredding begins at dump

Tyre shredding begins at dump

| 21/03/2017 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The premier said government had worked “tirelessly” to get the mountain of used tyres at the George Town dump recycled. Speaking at an event Tuesday marking the official start of a new shredding project, he said it would take the contractors almost a year to clear the massive pile of tyre [...]

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Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

| 06/03/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS) Updated: The Department of Environmental Health has finished its investigation into contaminated porridge at the hospital this weekend, which the department began after a patient found bugs in their breakfast Saturday, and found that they were weevils. They were, as  suspected, confined to a [...]

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Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

Feed the ‘Beast’ for free mulch, says DEH

| 28/12/2016 | 4 Comments
(CNS): The annual Christmas tree-mulching programme will begin on 1 January, public officials have said, as they asked people to place their used real trees in containers around the island. To stop the trees from adding to the landfill problems the Department of Environmental Health’s (DEH) grindi [...]

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