Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Ministry silent over bio-waste dumping

Ministry silent over bio-waste dumping

| 11/05/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The health ministry is again remaining silent in the face of yet another major problem regarding waste management. Just over a week after the deputy governor apologised on behalf of the ministry for garbage collection failings, revelations that a broken incinerator on Cayman Brac has led to u [...]

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Cayman Brac well water contaminated

Cayman Brac well water contaminated

| 20/04/2018 | 57 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a warning to residents of Watering Place, Cayman Brac, after officials found high levels of faecal bacteria contamination in the well water as a result of what could be sewage seepage. Officials urged people not to use well water for dr [...]

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Garbage collection troubles roll on

Garbage collection troubles roll on

| 26/03/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is once again offering apologies to the people of the Cayman Islands for more lengthy delays over garbage collection services last week. Officials said several issues were to blame including a mechanical breakdown of the two garbage trucks that are [...]

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Ministry mum on dump director’s status

Ministry mum on dump director’s status

| 20/02/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The health ministry is still refusing to comment on the situation that has emerged at the Department of Environmental Health since the director went on some form of extended leave against the backdrop of allegations that the ministry had asked for his resignation. A catalog of issues, includi [...]

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MLA: CIG privatising garbage service via back door

MLA: CIG privatising garbage service via back door

| 09/01/2018 | 72 Comments
(CNS): The opposition MLA for Bodden Town West believes that government is attempting to privatise the collection of garbage through the back door. Chris Saunders believes the troubles surrounding the rubbish pick-up and the management of the landfill are directly related to the failure by the minis [...]

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Ministry denies Carter’s suspension

Ministry denies Carter’s suspension

| 08/01/2018 | 44 Comments
(CNS): Despite widespread reports from multiple sources that Roydell Carter has been placed on required leave and is facing pressure to resign from his job as the director of the Department of Environmental Health, the ministry has denied that he has been suspended. The ministry’s chief office [...]

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Dump boss suspended from job

Dump boss suspended from job

| 04/01/2018 | 127 Comments
(CNS): Roydell Carter, the director of the Department of Environmental Health, has been suspended from his post amid undisclosed allegations of a budget overrun of millions of dollars, CNS has learned. Government officials have refused to comment on the situation relating to the DEH boss but sources [...]

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Christmas tree recycling begins island-wide

Christmas tree recycling begins island-wide

| 02/01/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has placed collection skips at six locations across Grand Cayman for the public to put their natural Christmas trees for the annual mulching programme. As well as reducing the waste going to the dump, the scheme gives gardeners a chance to collect [...]

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BT MLA takes direct action over garbage

BT MLA takes direct action over garbage

| 22/12/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): Bodden Town West MLA Chris Saunders has taken the mounting garbage collection problem in his district into his own hands. Facing concerns from his constituents that the Department of Environmental Health is still so far behind on collections that it will not clear the bulk waste from the road [...]

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Residents urged not to put out more bulk waste

Residents urged not to put out more bulk waste

| 20/12/2017 | 32 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is urging residents not to place any more bulk waste on the curbside for collection on Grand Cayman as the deadline has passed for all districts on that island. Collections are continuing and department officials said the waste is being removed as [...]

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Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

Garbage piles fuel public health concerns

| 06/12/2017 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Recent problems at the Department of Environmental Health relating to trouble with equipment and staff shortages appear to be causing a backlog on rubbish and recycling collection, raising concerns about public health. All over Grand Cayman in public places, garbage piles are growing and the [...]

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