Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Garbage workers on overtime to catch up

Garbage workers on overtime to catch up

| 03/01/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Garbage collection workers at the Department of Environmental Health worked double shifts on Thursday and officials said that this would continue through to at least Saturday, 5 January, to address delays in rubbish collection in George Town and the Eastern Districts. Despite bringing in a new management team from other parts of the civil […]

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No let up on rubbish collection troubles

No let up on rubbish collection troubles

| 02/01/2019 | 38 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health issued notices over the holidays apologising to residents in parts of Bodden Town, East End and West Bay for delays in collection. The beleaguered department ended 2018 rather as it did 2017, with more challenges over the domestic pick-up, raising further concerns that 2019 is not going to be […]

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DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

DEH increases recycle containers for holidays

| 13/12/2018 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has added three new recycling containers to two of its supermarket recycling depots, with more on the way. Two more skips have been placed at the recycling depot located at Kirk Market for plastic and mixed paper and an additional skip went to Hurley’s in Grand Harbour for plastics. “We […]

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DEH problems due to management, not trucks

DEH problems due to management, not trucks

| 27/11/2018 | 62 Comments

(CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has said that plans he had to buy more garbage trucks were shelved after he discovered that equipment issues had nothing to do with the problems plaguing a key part of his portfolio. In Finance Committee last week, Dwayne Seymour admitted he was “uncomfortable” answering […]

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Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

Romaine lettuce pulled from local stores

| 21/11/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): Following an alert issued by the US Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday that outbreaks of E. coli appear to be linked to romaine lettuce, many Cayman stores and restaurants have pulled the produce from their shelves and menus. The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is also urging the public, restaurant operators, wholesalers, and retailers not […]

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Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

Prisoners to act as back-up for garbage pick-up

| 19/11/2018 | 35 Comments

(CNS): Inmates at HMP Northward are being trained to collect garbage so that they can assist the Department of Environmental Health if there are future staff shortages or absenteeism to avoid the situation Cayman has endured for the last year of constant delays to rubbish pick-up. The minister responsible for the department, Dwayne Seymour, admitted […]

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Bulk waste collection delays blamed on residents

Bulk waste collection delays blamed on residents

| 15/11/2018 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has blamed residents in the Eastern Districts for causing a delay in the seasonal bulk waste collection programme, saying that they put out more waste after the initial collection. “DEH collectors made repeated trips to retrieve bulk waste from previously collected areas,” officials said a release about the current […]

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Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

Three weeks on, quarry fire finally out

| 21/10/2018 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) have now confirmed that three weeks after it first ignited, a fire at a Bodden Town quarry was extinguished on Thursday, 18 October. The owner of the quarry did not begin work until Wednesday, 17 October, to meet the terms of a CIFS permit […]

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Mango Tree ‘sorry’ over major hygiene gaffe

Mango Tree ‘sorry’ over major hygiene gaffe

| 18/10/2018 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Owners of the well-known local restaurant Mango Tree have issued a public apology after a customer found a chunk of deep fried paper towel inside her chicken lunch this week. The unpleasant discovery was videoed and posted on social media on Tuesday, exposing the restaurant to severe criticisms after the post went viral. Mango […]

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Garbage collection delays negate DEH claims

Garbage collection delays negate DEH claims

| 06/10/2018 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has apologised once again to residents in Grand Cayman for more delays in garbage collection, despite claims last week that the ministry and the department had made many changes to improve the service. But rubbish pick-up was missed in a long list of neighborhoods, from Central George Town to […]

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Abuse led to 800% budget overrun at dump

Abuse led to 800% budget overrun at dump

| 02/10/2018 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Government has finally released a series of internal audit reports documenting abuse and mismanagement of overtime payments at the Department of Environmental Health, which led to an eye-watering 2016/17 budget overspend of 796% — more than CI$2.24 million. The audit, which started in November 2017, was conducted by Andy Bonner, the director of the Cayman Islands […]

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