Tag: Department of Environmental Health

600 tons of rubbish collected in holiday clean-up

600 tons of rubbish collected in holiday clean-up

| 17/12/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): Residents threw out more than 600 tons of bulk waste from their homes and yards across the Cayman Islands over the period of the Department of Environmental Health’s annual holiday collection. The free bulk waste collection service ends this Friday, as teams from the DEH clear up in West Bay. Officials said that once […]

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DEH 10 years behind, says director

DEH 10 years behind, says director

| 29/11/2019 | 65 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) director told Finance Committee that garbage management is some ten years behind in terms of staff and equipment. Richard Simms said resources had not increased for more than a decade, despite the growing population and the amount of garbage being generated. As the committee turned its attention to […]

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California romaine lettuce contaminated

California romaine lettuce contaminated

| 26/11/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): After almost 100,000lbs of lettuce was recalled in the United States, the Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about an E. coli outbreak linked to contaminated romaine lettuce from Salinas, California. The Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health is warning people here not to buy or consume the affected products and for […]

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DEH still struggling with garbage collection

DEH still struggling with garbage collection

| 30/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health offered apologies to the public once again this weekend after garbage collection services fell behind schedule. Officials blamed “a temporary shortage of equipment this past week” for the delay in pick-up and said management was working to ensure that collection of the affected areas, largely in Bodden Town, would […]

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Dump closed as fire continues to burn

Dump closed as fire continues to burn

| 23/09/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS) Firefighters and staff at the George Town landfill have found that the latest dump fire, which started Sunday morning, is deep seated and proving difficult to tackle. Officials said the facility has been closed until further notice to allow the Cayman Islands Fire Service and Department of Environmental Health to control this hot-spot. Fire […]

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Pocket fire at GT dump extinguished

Pocket fire at GT dump extinguished

| 05/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The fire that started at the George Town Landfill site Wednesday morning is no longer burning, the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) confirmed Thursday. CIFS said that fire crews were called to the site at 5:29pm yesterday after a deep-seated pocket fire was detected, and worked throughout the evening to excavate and […]

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DEH managers get up close with garbage

DEH managers get up close with garbage

| 12/08/2019 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Department of Environmental Health Director Richard Simms, Assistant Director-Solid Waste Michael Haworth and Acting Foreman Owen Henry got a little closer to the garbage they manage last week when they went on the rounds and experienced the daily struggles of the department’s waste collectors. The managers went on the road after the schedule had […]

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DEH still struggling with garbage collection

DEH still struggling with garbage collection

| 04/07/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health said that staff shortages are causing the latest garbage collection problems. As rubbish was piling up in and around George Town this week, the department said there had been delays in residential garbage collection services due to “a temporary shortage of staff at the start of the […]

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Carter’s pay-off remains secret

Carter’s pay-off remains secret

| 10/06/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): How much the public purse coughed up to pay off the former director of the Department of Environmental Health, Roydell Carter, will remain a secret, as the Office of the Ombudsman has upheld a decision by government to refuse a freedom of information request made last September. Despite finding that government should not be […]

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Simms confirmed as DEH boss

Simms confirmed as DEH boss

| 04/06/2019 | 21 Comments

(CNS): After almost a year acting in the job, Richard Simms has been appointed as director of the Department of Environmental Health, officials said Tuesday. Simms moved to the beleaguered department last summer from his post as director at Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services. He took over after the former boss, Roydell Carter, was […]

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DEH falls behind on commercial rubbish collection

DEH falls behind on commercial rubbish collection

| 24/05/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Once again, officials from the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have issued apologies for falling behind on the collection of garbage from its commercial customers in Grand Cayman. In addition, collection at residential properties with ten or more units with DEH skips experienced delays, officials said. The DEH said this was due to a […]

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