July 17, 2018

Temporary team works to bolster Cayman Islands DEH

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Two highly-experienced civil service leaders have been temporarily appointed to fill senior positions at the Department of Environmental Health (DEH), the Ministry of Health announced today (Thursday, 12 July 2018). Director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services (DVES) Richard Simms and the Manager of the Public Works Department’s Recreation Parks and Cemeteries Unit […]

Cayman Islands residents get trained in food hygiene

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Five hundred and forty eight Cayman Islands residents were trained and certified in basic food handling techniques during the six month period from January to June 2018. These individuals participated in one of 39 food safety classes that were put on by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) during the six month period. “We are […]

Cayman Islands DEH announces winner of school jingle competition

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Jingles by primary school students urging residents to “reduce, reuse, recycle” began airing on Radio Cayman (Wednesday 30 May). The musical stylings are the work of finalists in the recent School Jingle Competition organised by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH). St. Ignatius Catholic School placed first ahead of other finalists, Edna M. Moyle Primary […]

Cayman Islands community officers spearhead community clean-ups with DEH

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From RCIPS This week Community officers executed their tenth community clean-up so this year, this time in the Watler’s Road Community on Wednesday, 2 May. The initiatives began last year by community officers in West Bay who, in response to residents’ concerns, facilitated contacts and coordination among DEH, community groups and local businesses to bulldoze […]

The Editor Speaks This GARBAGE I can agree with

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It is very rare I have ever agreed with anything from my Newlands MLA, who never returns any call, but there is always an exception. No. Alvar Suckoo did not return my calls. The exception is I actually 100% agree with him. Please see our story today “New Garbage Collection petition from Cayman Islands Sav/New […]

New Garbage Collection petition from Cayman Islands Sav/New MLA Office

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Cayman Islands Garbage Collection Sav/New MLA Office started this petition to Cayman Islands Government The health and safety of all residents of the Cayman Islands depends on an effective and reliable domestic garbage collection service. The concerns of residents are compounded by the fact that the management and operations at the landfill also seem to […]

Cayman Islands DEH supports more than 5,000 volunteers for Earth Day

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From Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health As part of community outreach for Earth Day activities this weekend, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is providing support to more than 5,000 clean-up volunteers. This includes the provision of dumpsters, grab truck services, bags, gloves and garbage pick-up services. “We are very pleased to be able […]

Cayman Islands: Bonfire safety – Prepare for the worst; expect the best

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From Cayman Islands Department of Environmental Health With Easter only a few days away it’s time for camping. Campfires are an integral part of the camping experience. They are not only a source of light and warmth but also provide heat for cooking, while bonfires are a welcome addition to a campsite celebration. It is […]

Cayman Islands DEH offers laboratory tours for high school students

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The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) invites Grade 11 students enrolled at all Cayman Islands high schools to tour its environmental health laboratory on Friday, 9 March 2018. The laboratory is located at the Cayman Islands Environmental Centre, 580 North Sound Road, Grand Cayman. Tours will commence at 9.30 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. […]

West Bay clean up

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West Bay Community comes together to help clean up Cayman Islands district West Bay Community Officers have been proud to support and facilitate two community-led initiatives over the past week aimed at cleaning up the district. Both initiatives grew out of concerns by residents about trash and derelict vehicles in the district and a determination […]