Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Salmonella alert for popular flour brand

Salmonella alert for popular flour brand

| 20/03/2019 | 6 Comments

(CNS): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert after the company which makes Pillsbury baking products recalled its Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb flour bags with ‘best by’ dates of 19 and 20 April 2020 because the product could be contaminated with the Salmonella bacteria. Local officials from the Department of Environmental […]

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Medical waste piles up outside hospital

Medical waste piles up outside hospital

| 05/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have confirmed that they are working to replace a skip at the hospital for medical waste, but in the meantime bags of bio-waste are piling up outside the George Town health facility. Concerned readers contacted CNS with images taken outside the hospital this weekend which appears to […]

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Prison rehab pilot project expanding

Prison rehab pilot project expanding

| 20/02/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): A third prisoner from HMP Northward who is coming to the end of his sentence has joined the Department of Environmental Health’s garbage collection team as part of a joint project of the DEH and HM Cayman Islands Prison Service to place inmates in jobs. Last year the two agencies signed a memorandum of understanding […]

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DEH records 24% increase in recycling

DEH records 24% increase in recycling

| 13/02/2019 | 13 Comments

(CNS): The Department of  Environmental Health collected and processed 96 tons of recyclable items last year, all of which were shipped overseas, officials have said. This was a significant increase over 2017, when 78 tons of recyclables were processed. As a result of this 24% growth in one year, the DEH is trying to better accommodate public […]

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About 125 miles of fishing line recycled by DoE

About 125 miles of fishing line recycled by DoE

| 11/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS): Since the Department of Environment (DoE) installed its fishing line recycling bins around the islands around three years ago, at least 300lbs has now been shipped overseas for recycling in partnership with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and US recycler Berkley Fishing, according to a DoE Facebook post. The collected line is recycled […]

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Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

| 06/02/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continues to be plagued with problems but dump fires have been a far less frequent occurrence in recent times. However, sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 Wednesday morning, a fire ignited at the southeast side of the George Town Landfill. Firefighters were quickly on scene and were able to […]

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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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