Tag: Department of Environmental Health

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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Over 90 derelict cars removed from streets

Over 90 derelict cars removed from streets

| 08/04/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has removed 93 derelict vehicles from Grand Cayman over the last month as part of ongoing efforts to address some of the long-standing nuisances on the island, officials said. But given the equipment challenges the department is facing, it temporarily procured the services of private firm Bodden’s Heavy […]

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Truck trouble fuels more garbage pick-up delays

Truck trouble fuels more garbage pick-up delays

| 28/03/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have apologized yet again for delays in garbage pick-ups as a result of equipment trouble. The DEH said in a short release that their customers could expect delays after a series of mechanical failures in some of the trucks earlier this week. Department of Vehicle and Equipment […]

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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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