October 18, 2018

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 […]

Cayman Islands DEH offers tips to facilitate safe and efficient garbage handling

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As part of its recent commitment to provide a value-for-money garbage collection service, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has launched a public awareness campaign to raise local residents’ awareness of the importance of safely packing and handling garbage, as well as the provision of certain tips with which to facilitate the waste collection process. […]

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 […]