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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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Minister admits struggles with garbage

Minister admits struggles with garbage

| 02/07/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has admitted that staff not turning up for work and failing equipment have continued to plague garbage collection. But in a statement to the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Dwayne Seymour claimed that the routes were staffed [...]

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Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

| 25/06/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): More than twelve months after taking office, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, accompanied by senior officials, made his first visit to the Mosquito Research and Control Unit headquarters last week, despite the controversies surrounding the contract with Oxitec, the bio-engineering firm that is [...]

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Ministry silent over bio-waste dumping

Ministry silent over bio-waste dumping

| 11/05/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The health ministry is again remaining silent in the face of yet another major problem regarding waste management. Just over a week after the deputy governor apologised on behalf of the ministry for garbage collection failings, revelations that a broken incinerator on Cayman Brac has led to u [...]

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Awarding Jacques Scott for going green

Awarding Jacques Scott for going green

| 03/05/2018
(Auntie): One of the CNS team went into a Jacques Scott the other day to buy a bottle of wine and the staff packed it into a paper bag. CNS was told their shops no longer use plastic bags as part of their efforts to be environmentally friendly. The company should be applauded for that […] [...]

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MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

| 23/04/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): With no apparent improvement in the mismanagement of garbage collection on Grand Cayman, the deputy opposition leader has begun a petition urging government to address the major failings at the Department of Environmental Health and re-instate twice-weekly collections. Alva Suckoo, the member [...]

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Dump turns away debris over equipment failure

Dump turns away debris over equipment failure

| 27/03/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Trouble at the George Town landfill shows no sign of abating as the Department of Environmental Health has now announced that it has been forced to temporarily halt the intake of construction debris and vegetative waste due to equipment failure. Despite claims from officials earlier this week [...]

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Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

Fire crews extinguish dump blaze in 3 hours

| 21/02/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Officials said that the dump blaze that ignited yesterday lunchtime has been successfully extinguished after fire fighters, including off-duty personnel, worked for three hours to bring it under control. “Upon arrival, we found the fire was located on south side of the main landfi [...]

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Ministry mum on dump director’s status

Ministry mum on dump director’s status

| 20/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The health ministry is still refusing to comment on the situation that has emerged at the Department of Environmental Health since the director went on some form of extended leave against the backdrop of allegations that the ministry had asked for his resignation. A catalog of issues, includi [...]

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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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