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New waste system still four years away

New waste system still four years away

| 13/10/2017 | 45 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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Premier: We are making progress on dump

Premier: We are making progress on dump

| 23/11/2016 | 71 Comments
(CNS): The premier has admitted that tackling the waste-management problem in Cayman is the biggest and most important infrastructure challenge that his government faces, but claims that it is making real progress. In a government-made TV programme about the improvements at the George Town dump (a.k [...]

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CIG steps up recycling efforts with $140k of kit

CIG steps up recycling efforts with $140k of kit

| 17/11/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): The government has bought around $90,000 worth of new recycling equipment and $50,000 of specialist bins to boost the recycling efforts now being made by the Department of Environmental Health. The kit was described by officials as an interim measure to divert recyclable materials from the la [...]

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Cabinet approves business case on dump

Cabinet approves business case on dump

| 12/10/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The outline business case setting out proposals for how government should move from dumping all of its garbage into a landfill to an integrated waste-management system has been approved by Cabinet, paving the way for the request for the procurement process to begin. Premier Alden McLaughlin, [...]

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Over one third of waste comes from yards

Over one third of waste comes from yards

| 05/10/2016 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Officials working on the next steps in implementing a comprehensive waste management system for the Cayman Islands have revealed that yard waste accounts for well over a third of the rubbish going into the George Town dump. The figures demonstrate the pressing need for the premier’s ministr [...]

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