RSSEnvironmental Health

Dart refunded over $1M in stamp duty and fees

Dart refunded over $1M in stamp duty and fees

| 08/12/2022 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The Dart-led consortium currently negotiating the contract with the government to deliver the Cayman Islands’ solid waste management system has received a refund from the public purse of over C$1 million for stamp duty and land registry charges. The refund was noted in the summary of the Cabinet meeting held on 29 November but […]

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Over 330 tons of bulk waste collected as clean-up ends

Over 330 tons of bulk waste collected as clean-up ends

| 02/12/2022 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Saturday is the last day for the national seasonal bulk waste clean-up, and the Department of Environmental Health will be doing its final collection in North Side and East End. Over the last four weeks, at least 330 tons of bulk waste has been picked up, including vegetation and over 80 tons of metal. […]

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Dump deal won’t close this year as talks roll on

Dump deal won’t close this year as talks roll on

| 01/12/2022 | 64 Comments

(CNS): The government’s controversial deal with the Dart Group for the conglomerate to take over the Cayman Islands’ waste management and develop a waste-to-energy facility is now not expected to close this year. Speaking in parliament in October, Premier Wayne Panton suggested that an agreement could be reached by the end of November. But a […]

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Illegal dumper caught on camera

Illegal dumper caught on camera

| 22/11/2022 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The RCIPS is currently investigating a report of illegal dumping off the bypass in the Newlands area of Bodden Town by an individual driving a white Nissan pickup truck which was caught on camera. Police said the person responsible will be prosecuted, and warned the public to refrain from illegal dumping as it carries […]

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Dart stops glass recycling citing ‘safety’ concerns

Dart stops glass recycling citing ‘safety’ concerns

| 07/11/2022 | 162 Comments

(CNS): After ten years of crushing glass and using it in construction, the islands’ biggest developer has abruptly ceased recycling, citing unspecified safety concerns and ageing equipment. A sign at the Camana Bay recycling centre erected over the weekend stating that glass would no longer be recycled caused a stir on social media.

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Young activists repeat call for plastic ban

Young activists repeat call for plastic ban

| 03/11/2022 | 33 Comments

(CNS): As teenagers across the Cayman Islands continue leading the charge on highlighting environmental issues, Protect Our Future (POF) is holding a Youth Climate March for a Plastic Free Cayman on Friday in George Town. Concerned over the delay in the long-promised ban on certain single-use plastics, the young campaigners want to keep the issue in […]

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Public urged to prep for seasonal bulk waste clear-out

Public urged to prep for seasonal bulk waste clear-out

| 26/10/2022 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has announced the schedule for this year’s pre-Christmas bulk waste collection for Grand Cayman. Residents are urged to prepare and separate their items ahead of the week assigned for collection in their respective areas.

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Activists warn of growing microplastic risk

Activists warn of growing microplastic risk

| 19/10/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Young local environmental activists from Protect Our Future and Plastic Free Cayman teamed up last weekend for another beach clean-up and collected almost 300lbs of trash from Smith Cove. Noting that the bulk of the debris was plastic and microplastics and that much of it is now becoming micro-environments for various species, the groups […]

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Hew admits dump contract needed work

Hew admits dump contract needed work

| 17/10/2022 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Deputy Opposition Leader Joey Hew (GTN) has accused Premier Wayne Panton of manufacturing claims about the previous government’s deal regarding the dump, which was signed just weeks before the general election in 2022. In a long statement, Hew claimed the delay in relation to the ReGen waste management project should be blamed on Panton, […]

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Panton: PPM misled public over Dart dump deal

Panton: PPM misled public over Dart dump deal

| 11/10/2022 | 96 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton took aim at the PPM on Monday, saying the previous administration misled the public about the waste-management deal it signed with the Dart Group just weeks before the 2021 election. The PACT leader said that far from presenting a negotiated agreement, they signed “an agreement to make an agreement”. Panton said […]

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Garbage collection and landfill intake resume

Garbage collection and landfill intake resume

| 27/09/2022 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health’s trucks were back on the road Tuesday morning as the garbage collection service resumed, but a delay is expected due to the suspension of service on Monday due to Hurricane Ian. The George Town Landfill has also re-opened to take scrap metals, derelict vehicles and other bulk waste. With a […]

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