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DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

DEH problems ‘systemic’, says CS boss

| 24/10/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): Civil service chief, Gloria McField-Nixon, said the problems impacting the Department of Environmental Health and the failings in garbage collection are “systemic”, but the new bosses parachuted in to get things back on track are making progress. Appearing before the Public Accou [...]

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CIG focused on burning garbage

CIG focused on burning garbage

| 01/10/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government remains committed to a waste-to-energy solution for the islands’ mounting garbage problem, according to the minister with responsibility for solid waste-management. Dwayne Seymour said in his message on the United Nations World Habitat Day that recycling [...]

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Miller questions health ministry garbage policy

Miller questions health ministry garbage policy

| 21/09/2018 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller is questioning how the health ministry is handling garbage, as he believes officials are privatising parts of the collection process outside the parameters of the law and missing out on the collection of commercial garbage fees that are due to the public purse. [...]

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Carter retires from CS, ministry confirms

Carter retires from CS, ministry confirms

| 17/09/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Roydell Carter, who was on some form of unidentified paid leave from his job as director of the Department of Environmental Health, has retired from the civil service, health ministry officials finally confirmed Monday. Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn told CNS in response to inquiries that Cart [...]

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Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

| 11/09/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Following allegations by the opposition and persistent questions surrounding the integrity of the tender process for the government’s long-planned new Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS), the Ministry of Health has denied that there was anything wrong with the bidding and h [...]

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Waste management project still months away

Waste management project still months away

| 06/09/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Integrated Solid Waste Management System for the Cayman Islands is still many months away from being implemented, as talks roll on between government and the Dart-led consortium that was selected as the preferred bidder, the premier revealed Wednesday. Addressing the Legislative Assembly, [...]

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MRCU aims to eradicate Aedes aegypti

MRCU aims to eradicate Aedes aegypti

| 30/08/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has created a board made up largely of international and global technical experts with the ambitious goal of eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito from Grand Cayman. The creation of this specialist advisory board was revealed in a press release [...]

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Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

Jobless offered two weeks clean-up work

| 06/08/2018 | 77 Comments
(CNS): Government has announced a new summer clean-up project and will be offering two weeks paid work for unemployed Caymanians this month. The National Community Enhancement (NiCE) programme normally takes place in December and January as part of a Christmas and New Year spruce up for the islands. [...]

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Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

Over 30 tonnes of plastic rolls on to regional beach

| 23/07/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): Local workers, volunteers and activists collected 30 tonnes of plastic waste in just three days from beaches in the Dominican Republic last week, following stormy weather in the area that washed the plastic through the Caribbean Sea onto the shore.  Shocking video footage released by interna [...]

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Recycling in Cayman not a waste

Recycling in Cayman not a waste

| 23/07/2018
A month ago, Foster’s Food Fair gave me a recycling box (kudos to FFF) which I have since been using to throw out my cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium. I dutifully bring the items in the box to the proper recycling bins by Kirk supermarket. Recently someone told me it’s pointless to recycl [...]

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Two civil service bosses seconded to DEH

Two civil service bosses seconded to DEH

| 12/07/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The director at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) and the manager of the Recreation Parks and Cemeteries Unit (RPCU) at the Public Works Department have been transferred to the Department of Environmental Health to sort out the ongoing problems at the beleaguered departm [...]

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