Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Dump deal ‘soon come’, claims minister

Dump deal ‘soon come’, claims minister

| 23/09/2020 | 60 Comments

(CNS): Government is said to be close to signing a deal with the preferred bidder on the long-awaited waste-management project. It has been almost three years since the Ministry of Health selected DECCO and a consortium of waste experts to take on the project, but to date almost nothing has happened on the tender remit […]

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Gov’t goes to work on rusting wrecks

Gov’t goes to work on rusting wrecks

| 14/09/2020 | 43 Comments

(CNS): A cross-government team has been put together by Deputy Governor Franz Manderson to remove and scrap abandoned derelict vehicles. These rusting wrecks, left in the bush, streets and on empty lots, are not only a threat to the environment but also a health hazard and contribute to social disorder. Since July more than 300 […]

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$2.2M spent on updated garbage fleet

$2.2M spent on updated garbage fleet

| 24/08/2020 | 37 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands can look forward to seeing real improvement in garbage collection and general management in the coming weeks after almost $2.2 million has been spent on eleven new garbage trucks and other heavy equipment. The Department of Environmental Health has also come up with a new logo that is “better aligned with […]

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New garbage trucks get DEH back on track

New garbage trucks get DEH back on track

| 07/08/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The long-awaited delivery of new garbage trucks has been received by the Department of Environmental Health, and according to DEH Director Richard Simms, all of them were expected to be on the road this week with five new drivers starting work. Simms said that the department was well, if not fully, equipped and was […]

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DEH back to removing scrap cars

DEH back to removing scrap cars

| 29/07/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Following the suspension of the programme during the COVID-19 lockdown, operations to remove derelict vehicles from the streets have resumed since the curfew was lifted. This month the Department of Environmental Health has removed more than 50 cars from all districts. But officials urged people not to dump vehicles on public land or the […]

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GT dump continues to burn

GT dump continues to burn

| 24/05/2020 | 33 Comments

(CNS): A deep-seated vein of burning waste at the George Town landfill is continuing to cause trouble for firefighters. Cayman Islands Fire Service crews who returned to the dump Saturday morning to put out what was described by officials as a small but challenging fire and were still there Sunday. Working alongside Department of Environmental […]

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Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

Small ‘challenging’ fire persists at the dump

| 22/05/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS) Updated Saturday: The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) reported Saturday that they are still at the George Town dump trying to extinguish “a small but challenging fire”. CIFS said that a deep seated vein of burning waste is causing a small amount of smoke at the scene, but said there is no impact to […]

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Small dump fire now extinguished

Small dump fire now extinguished

| 20/05/2020 | 28 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED THURSDAY: The small fire discovered at the George Town dump yesterday (Wednesday, 20 May) is now thought to be extinguished. An update from the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) around noon today said that fire officers had “maintained a watching brief overnight” and that “no smoke or fire is now evident at the […]

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Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

Dump fire finally out, says chief fire officer

| 18/03/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Chief Fire Officer Paul Walker confirmed Wednesday that one of the most challenging and persistent fires ever seen at the George Town landfill has been fully extinguished. As most Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) officers prepared to leave the site after almost three weeks, Walker said that smoke is no longer emitting from the […]

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Still some smoke plumes at dump

Still some smoke plumes at dump

| 12/03/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): As the Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continue battling the latest fire at the George Town dump, officials said the focus is shifting away from the top mound of the landfill, where the fire has been contained, towards a lower section. As a result, intermittent smoke plumes […]

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Smoke clears as dump fire under control

Smoke clears as dump fire under control

| 11/03/2020 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Firefighters are now working towards finally extinguishing the current landfill fire after working persistently for the last four days to bring the blaze under control and systematically tackle the emerging hot spots and flare ups. At 4pm Wednesday officials said that the fire service crews as well as staff from the Department of Environmental […]

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