Tag: Dwayne Seymour

NCC gets short-term chairman and new members

NCC gets short-term chairman and new members

| 08/08/2018 | 5 Comments
(CNS): McFarlane Conolly, the representative for East End on the National Conservation Council, has been appointed as the NCC chairman, stepping into the role vacated by Christine Rose-Smyth, who resigned in January. Three new members have also been appointed to the council created under the Natio [...]

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Two civil service bosses seconded to DEH

Two civil service bosses seconded to DEH

| 12/07/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS): The director at the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) and the manager of the Recreation Parks and Cemeteries Unit (RPCU) at the Public Works Department have been transferred to the Department of Environmental Health to sort out the ongoing problems at the beleaguered departm [...]

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Marine park expansion under review again

Marine park expansion under review again

| 09/07/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): Almost six years after a public consultation made it clear that the people of the Cayman Islands wanted to see the local marine parks enhanced, the environment minister has reportedly asked for another review of the proposals. The Department of the Environment has consulted, reviewed and resh [...]

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Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

Health minister gets $8M to cover budget gap

| 03/07/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): Finance Committee has approved millions of additional dollars for the health minister after he revealed that the budget for overseas tertiary healthcare for Cayman Islands people who are indigent as well as elderly seamen and veterans had already overrun its budget allocation at the financi [...]

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Minister admits struggles with garbage

Minister admits struggles with garbage

| 02/07/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the Department of Environmental Health has admitted that staff not turning up for work and failing equipment have continued to plague garbage collection. But in a statement to the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Dwayne Seymour claimed that the routes were staffed [...]

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Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

Minister visits MRCU a year after taking office

| 25/06/2018 | 26 Comments
(CNS): More than twelve months after taking office, Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, accompanied by senior officials, made his first visit to the Mosquito Research and Control Unit headquarters last week, despite the controversies surrounding the contract with Oxitec, the bio-engineering firm that is [...]

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Minister ignores marine parks issues on World Oceans Day

Minister ignores marine parks issues on World Oceans Day

| 08/06/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the environment made no mention of the pressing need to expand the Cayman Islands Marine Parks and improve legal protection for the waters around us, as he delivered a message for World Oceans Day, which is celebrated today, Friday. Dwayne Seymour was handed the [...]

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Ministry plans more steps to cut out smoking

Ministry plans more steps to cut out smoking

| 31/05/2018 | 46 Comments
(CNS): The health minister has announced plans to implement the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control by addressing tobacco advertising, promotion, packaging and sponsorship. In his message marking World No Tobacco Day, which falls each year on 31 May, Dwayne Seymour said his ministry was “f [...]

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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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Health is a human right, says minister

Health is a human right, says minister

| 05/04/2018 | 81 Comments
(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour has said that “health is a human right and nobody should have to choose between good health and other life necessities”. In a statement to mark World Health Day, the minister said that everybody in Cayman should have access to the best healthcare av [...]

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Dump turns away debris over equipment failure

Dump turns away debris over equipment failure

| 27/03/2018 | 41 Comments
(CNS): Trouble at the George Town landfill shows no sign of abating as the Department of Environmental Health has now announced that it has been forced to temporarily halt the intake of construction debris and vegetative waste due to equipment failure. Despite claims from officials earlier this week [...]

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