Tag: Dwayne Seymour

Public health issues warning over regional dengue

Public health issues warning over regional dengue

| 09/01/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Local health officials are urging Cayman Islands residents to be aware of an increase in reported cases of dengue in the Caribbean region. While there have been no reported cases for some time in Cayman, the frequency with which people travel to and from this jurisdiction always puts residents at risk during any outbreaks […]

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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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Bodden Town low-cost home project finished

Bodden Town low-cost home project finished

| 27/12/2018 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Sixteen new affordable homes have been officially opened in Bodden Town, the fastest growing district in the Cayman Islands. Government officials marked the launch ceremony of phase 2 of the Affordable Housing Initiative, which is run by the National Housing Development Trust. Ten of the homes have already been purchased, while the other six, which cost […]

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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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Minister claims GM mosquitoes didn’t work

Minister claims GM mosquitoes didn’t work

| 23/11/2018 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The environmental health minister, who has responsibility for the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU). has said the release of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in West Bay did not work and has confirmed that when the Oxitec contract formally ends on 31 December, that will be “the last you hear about Oxitec being […]

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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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Free healthcare for kids under discussion

Free healthcare for kids under discussion

| 19/11/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour is still trying to find a way for government to provide access to free healthcare for all children. Although he has given no details about how he plans to accomplish the goal, Seymour told the Legislative Assembly on Friday that he has begun discussions with the relevant authorities and stakeholders […]

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Hospital takes steps to deal with fraud

Hospital takes steps to deal with fraud

| 05/11/2018 | 33 Comments

(CNS): Almost three years after the former Health Services Authority board chair, Canover Watson, was convicted of massive fraud in the CarePay case, officials said in a press release that the HSA is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all areas of its operations and had conducted an intensive three-day fraud training programme organised […]

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Accounting skills land property firm green iguana job

Accounting skills land property firm green iguana job

| 24/10/2018 | 43 Comments

(CNS): The strong record of financial management and accounting experience has landed Cornwall Consulting, a property management company led by Karl Noble, the contract to run the national green iguana cull. Following a competitive bidding process involving five firms, Cornwall Consulting was chosen by government’s procurement committee.

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MLA  prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

MLA prepared to ‘eat own vomit’ for coalition

| 15/10/2018 | 92 Comments

(CNS): The PPM’s backbench member for George Town West, David Wight, said that he was prepared to “eat his own vomit for his country” as he addressed the issue of being in a coalition with his former arch political enemy, McKeeva Bush. Before the PPM joined forces with now Speaker Bush, Wight was one of his […]

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CIG focused on burning garbage

CIG focused on burning garbage

| 01/10/2018 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government remains committed to a waste-to-energy solution for the islands’ mounting garbage problem, according to the minister with responsibility for solid waste-management. Dwayne Seymour said in his message on the United Nations World Habitat Day that recycling will not solve Cayman’s garbage problem. The minister said it had long been recognised that the […]

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