Tag: garbage collection

Two civil service bosses seconded to DEH

Two civil service bosses seconded to DEH

| 12/07/2018 | 39 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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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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Garbage collection troubles continue

Garbage collection troubles continue

| 13/06/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): Department of Environmental Health officials have apologised yet again for garbage collection problems. This time the areas affected are in George Town and include Windsor Park, Banana Walk, Grand Harbour and Prospect Drive. Pick-up is scheduled to resume in these areas tomorrow (Thursday). [...]

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DG sorry for garbage collection failings

DG sorry for garbage collection failings

| 02/05/2018 | 70 Comments
(CNS): Deputy Governor Franz Manderson has apologised for the failures of the government’s garbage collection team to reliably and effectively manage waste collection and has outlined what government is doing now and in the future to get things  back on track. However, in a statement from hi [...]

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MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

MLA calls for action over garbage collection failures

| 23/04/2018 | 78 Comments
(CNS): With no apparent improvement in the mismanagement of garbage collection on Grand Cayman, the deputy opposition leader has begun a petition urging government to address the major failings at the Department of Environmental Health and re-instate twice-weekly collections. Alva Suckoo, the member [...]

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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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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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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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Garbage collection hit by truck trouble

Garbage collection hit by truck trouble

| 24/11/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Delays in garbage collection around the George Town area over the last week are due to the “unavailability of some of the garbage collection trucks”, according to the Department of Environmental Health. Officials did not explain what caused this but said the department is going to [...]

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Public purse owed nearly $9M rubbish fees

Public purse owed nearly $9M rubbish fees

| 09/08/2017 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Government recently issued a notice urging business operators, owners and strata groups to pay their outstanding garbage fees as people in arrears could lose their trade and business or other relevant commercial licences. Officials from the Department of Environmental Health have now confirme [...]

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