December 8, 2019

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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Cayman: The National Gallery presents “Retrospective” by Bendel Hydes Cayman: Needs Assessment Unit Office Closures The Needs Assessment Unit (NAU) wishes to inform the public that its Grand Cayman office will be closed at 3 p.m. on Friday, 18 October, to accommodate staff attending the Silent Witness March. Furthermore, the Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac offices will […]

Cayman Islands Fire Service responds to landfill fire

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From Department of Environmental Health GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – The Cayman Islands Fire Service (CIFS) has successfully contained the small fire that erupted at the George Town Landfill this morning (Wednesday, 6 February 2019). The Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) received the 9-11 call at 8:09 a.m. Fire officers with the Central Fire Station arrived […]

Cayman Islands Customs Airport arrest: Smuggling of ganja

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From Cayman Islands Customs department On Sunday, 13th January 2019, Customs Officers at the Owen Roberts International Airport arrested a 35-year-old, male, Caymanian, Department of Environmental Health employee for Importation of Ganja and Possession with intent to supply Ganja. He was arrested following his arrival on Cayman Airways flight 103 from Miami. The suspect attempted to […]

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 […]

Statement by Cayman Islands Fire Service on now-extinguished Bodden Town Quarry fire

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Grand Cayman (GIS) –The Fire Service stands by its initial assessment that as a result of the quarry’s location, there was never a risk of fire for the Lake Destiny Drive residential community. (Please see attached Google Map with the fire site and the neighbourhood site indicated.) At the same time as a result of […]

Cayman Islands’ First Responders train in Incident Command Systems and Mass Casualty Management

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Between October 15th and October 19th, approximately forty individuals in Grand Cayman are receiving training in Mass Casualty Management (MCM) and Incident Command Systems (ICS). The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) are sponsoring the courses. “A Mass Casualty Incident is any event resulting in a number of victims large […]

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 […]

The Editor Speaks: We will tell you nothing and don’t bother asking!

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“I don’t think I’m in Kansas anymore?” – If you were would they tell you? “Kansas runs one of the most secretive state governments in the nation, and its secrecy permeates nearly every aspect of service”. This was a statement from an article published last year in the The Kansas City Star. The headline was […]

Cayman Islands’ NiCE Summer project statistics show reduction in enrolees

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GRAND CAYMAN (GIS) – In addition to general cleanup work, the two-week National Community Enhancement Project, which finished on Friday, 31 August, completed more than 65 individual sites targeted in the summer programme. The largest work assignments included Smith Barcadere, Colliers Beach Access, the Bo Miller Beach and several vacant lots in George Town and […]

Sea turtles nest on Grand Cayman escapes destruction

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Four sea turtle nests narrowly escaped destruction by an excavator which was operating on a section of Seven Mile Beach to clear vegetation from an empty lot. When they arrived on the scene Tuesday morning, Department of Environment [DoE] volunteers and staff stopped the excavator from driving over a nest. DoE personnel determined that three […]