Tag: Integrated Solid Waste Management System

Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

Decco to cap dump in New Year, officials claim

| 18/10/2019 | 163 Comments

(CNS): The government has issued a rare official statement relating to the negotiations between it and the Dart-led consortium that was selected to tackle the dump and the Cayman Islands’ wider garbage management issues. The short statement said that Decco (Dart’s general contractor) will begin capping and covering the “main mound” at the George Town […]

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Ministry ignores questions over dump

Ministry ignores questions over dump

| 10/10/2019 | 95 Comments

(CNS): This Friday marks the two-year anniversary since government picked the DECCO-led consortium to deal with the long-awaited waste management project and tackle the ever-growing dump in George Town. But despite the passage of 24 months, no contract has been signed and the ministry continues to ignore questions about the status of the talks or […]

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WTE garbage needs may not fit CIG policy

WTE garbage needs may not fit CIG policy

| 18/03/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): A representative of the Dart-led consortium selected as the preferred bidder to roll out a national waste-management system has said that when the project gets underway, the waste-to-energy plant will need more than 85,000 tonnes of garbage to produce around 7.5 megawatts of energy per year, or about 8% of Grand Cayman’s energy needs. […]

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Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

Firefighters tackle another dump blaze

| 06/02/2019 | 24 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) continues to be plagued with problems but dump fires have been a far less frequent occurrence in recent times. However, sometime between 8:00 and 8:30 Wednesday morning, a fire ignited at the southeast side of the George Town Landfill. Firefighters were quickly on scene and were able to […]

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OfReg gives nod to CUC plan to ease off fossil fuels

OfReg gives nod to CUC plan to ease off fossil fuels

| 16/01/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has accepted a plan submitted by the Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) that sets out a road-map for future energy use and a transition from a fossil fuel based portfolio to one dominated by renewable energy, introducing natural gas and increasing the storage and baseload of renewable generation technologies. The plan was prepared by […]

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Ministry indicates long wait on dump solution

Ministry indicates long wait on dump solution

| 15/11/2018 | 50 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government is still not expecting to sign a final contract to begin the long-awaited proposed waste-management plan until at least the middle of next year. In an update about the negotiations between the ministry responsible for environmental health and the preferred bidder, DECCO, which have lasted more than a year, officials […]

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Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

Ministry denies collusion in waste project bid

| 11/09/2018 | 45 Comments

(CNS): Following allegations by the opposition and persistent questions surrounding the integrity of the tender process for the government’s long-planned new Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS), the Ministry of Health has denied that there was anything wrong with the bidding and has refuted allegations of collusion among bidders. However, in response to inquiries by […]

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Waste management project still months away

Waste management project still months away

| 06/09/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Integrated Solid Waste Management System for the Cayman Islands is still many months away from being implemented, as talks roll on between government and the Dart-led consortium that was selected as the preferred bidder, the premier revealed Wednesday. Addressing the Legislative Assembly, which is meeting on Cayman Brac, Alden McLaughlin said that the […]

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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, including garbage collection, the management of overtime […]

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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 ministry to properly staff and resource the Department of […]

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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 close to government have confirmed that Carter was […]

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