September 20, 2019

DEH rids Grand Cayman of derelict vehicles

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The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has removed 93 derelict vehicles from communities throughout Grand Cayman since Monday, 4 March as part of its ongoing efforts to address some of the long-standing nuisances on the island. “We have been able to significantly reduce the number of vehicles that pose an immediate threat to public health,” […]

Cayman Islands DEH/Prison expand rehabilitation partnership

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GRAND CAYMAN, GIS – The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has taken on a third worker to help improve garbage collection, through its ongoing partnership with Her Majesty’s Cayman Islands Prison Service (HMCIPS). Late last year the two agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at improving the critical public service, whilst supporting the rehabilitation of […]

Cayman Islands DEH opens upgraded recycling depot

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On Tuesday (12), Captain Eugene Ebanks, Councillor for Environment & Housing, officially opened an upgraded recycling depot in the district of North Side as part of the government’s drive to provide more convenient recycling services for the residents of Grand Cayman. The depot is located at the North Side Civic Centre and has been upgraded […]

Cayman Islands DEH working double shifts to remedy collection schedule

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The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is working double shifts today (Thursday, 3 January 2018) through Saturday, 5 January, to address delays in garbage collection in George Town and the Eastern Districts. As a result the Department expects to return to its normal garbage collection schedule beginning in West Bay on Monday, 7 January. Officials […]

Cayman Islands Bodden Town Quarry fire extinguished

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) confirm that a fire in a Bodden Town quarry that had been smouldering for the last three weeks was extinguished on Thursday, 18 October 2018. Following a slight delay to repair his excavator, the quarry owner had begun work […]

The Editor Speaks: Overtime and more overtime

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It has been well overtime for an explanation on the circumstances that led the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to exhaust its personnel 2017 budget more than three months before the end of the financial year. Finally, an Internal Audit Service review requested by Ministry of Health Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn, has revealed many problems […]

Internal Audit Findings in Cayman Islands DEH Overtime Enquiry

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In November 2017 Ministry of Health Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn requested that the Internal Audit Service review the circumstances that led the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) to exhaust its personnel budget more than three months before the end of the financial year. An Internal Audit team worked in three phases to complete their investigation […]

Cayman Islands’ residents urged to practise food safety on World Environmental Health Day

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The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) urges members of the public to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones from food borne illness. This is in keeping with the “Global Food Safety & Sustainability” theme for World Environmental Health Day 2018 which will be observed on Wednesday, 26 September. “The globalisation […]

Cayman Islands Environmental Health professionals trained about Legionellosis

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Eighteen Environmental Health professionals from both the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and Water Authority-Cayman took part in a two day training session on Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, from July 16 to 17. The training session, which was held at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) was organised by the […]

Disposal of derelict vehicles only at Cayman Islands George Town Landfill

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Issued by: Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health As part of ongoing efforts to better inform the public about its services, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) reminds the public of the procedure for disposing of derelict vehicles. Under the Cayman Islands Litter Law (1997 Revision), a derelict vehicle is any vehicle that appears to […]