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Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Inspecting the fresh fish market

Inspecting the fresh fish market

| 19/11/2017 | 6 Comments
Is there any regulation or monitoring of the fish vendors downtown? While the fish always looks fresh, my concern is how long it might go unrefrigerated. Hoping for some reassurance that it is safe to frequent these stalls. Is there any truth to the rumour that these fish are brought in from other [...]

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Recycling should be required in Cayman

Recycling should be required in Cayman

| 05/10/2017 | 27 Comments
I’m wondering why recycling is not mandatory in Cayman Islands. We all know garbage is a problem worldwide. But looking at “Mount Trashmore”, it’s huge here. In the past we had two garbage collections weekly, cut back to one now. Why doesn’t DEH replace the second colle [...]

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Unhappy with rubbish collection

Unhappy with rubbish collection

| 27/08/2017 | 4 Comments
What’s the appropriate party to speak to regarding the garbage service? I know this isn’t the top job for most people, but I don’t think the staff should show such little regard to the belongings of householders. Time after time my bins are scattered on the road, the bin house gate broken, etc [...]

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Used cars spoiling the landscape

Used cars spoiling the landscape

| 08/05/2017 | 2 Comments
I have noticed in the past week or so that the grass strip across from Queens Court Plaza on West Bay Road has been converted to a public used car lot. Is there not a law or regulation forbidding this type of activity? It makes our island look like a mess. What government agency would […] [...]

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Damaged cemetery wall a disgrace

Damaged cemetery wall a disgrace

| 26/04/2017 | 4 Comments
I was wondering if you could find out who is in charge of maintaining the George Town (Dixie) Cemetery located at West Bay Road and Eastern Avenue. For nearly a month now, the broken and knocked-over wall sections have been lying on the ground immediately adjacent to the sidewalk there. Apparently t [...]

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Regulation of noise pollution

Regulation of noise pollution

| 09/04/2017 | 4 Comments
Why doesn’t the Cayman Islands have any laws regarding residential noise pollution? “Environmental noise exposure is associated with adverse effects on human health including hearing loss, heart disease, and changes in stress-related hormone levels,” says the abstract of a recently publish [...]

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Yard-sprucing companies messing up the neighbourhood

Yard-sprucing companies messing up the neighbourhood

| 06/04/2017 | 8 Comments
It seems that there are yard-maintenance companies who do not bother to pick up the garbage in the public places they are hired to maintain, but rather use their blowers to blow it into the street or into the neighbour’s property. In addition, there is an alarming increase of yard-maintenance [...]

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Beach needs to be cleaned up

Beach needs to be cleaned up

| 02/04/2017 | 7 Comments
I have a question about all the trash on the beach in front of Royal Palms. Every single morning their beach is completely littered with plastic cups, straws, broken bottles and general trash. Are there any regulations regarding littering for these venues? Imagine what tourists must think walking [...]

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Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

Complaint about container sitting in neighbour’s yard

| 27/03/2017 | 6 Comments
One of my neighbours has a 40-foot metal container in his yard and has done since we moved in five years ago. They are an utter eyesore. We have spoken with him and he won’t move them. My wife thinks there is a solution, but given the number of these ugly things around the island, I don̵ [...]

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Getting rid of abandoned cars

Getting rid of abandoned cars

| 26/03/2017 | 3 Comments
Can you please post the procedure for lodging a complaint about an abandoned or derelict vehicle? Is there a timeline that owners are granted in order to move their (derelict) vehicle before an abatement notice can be issued? Auntie’s answer: Good question. I cannot say how many rusted-out, wrecke [...]

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What to do with pets that die

What to do with pets that die

| 21/03/2017 | 12 Comments
What is the correct method of disposing of a deceased pet? Auntie’s answer: This is such a sad question, though I suppose it is a necessary one that most pet owners may not think about or don’t want to think about. An official with the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) was able to help. [...]

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Labels and recycling bottles

Labels and recycling bottles

| 20/03/2017 | 3 Comments
I diligently recycle my glass, plastic and paper. But somebody told me that you need to remove the paper labels from the glass and plastic. Is that true? If so, what happens if you don’t? Auntie’s answer: I am so happy you asked that question because it allows me to highlight the importance of r [...]

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NiCE workers spruce landfill for Christmas

NiCE workers spruce landfill for Christmas

| 16/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A team of workers from the National Community Enhancement Project is working at the George Town landfill on a variety of initiatives to help improve the facilities and services before Christmas. Known as the NiCE project, the three-week seasonal programme has around 50 workers at t [...]

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Restaurant may have caused food poisoning

Restaurant may have caused food poisoning

| 28/11/2016 | 3 Comments
How do I complain about a restaurant that I suspect had given me food poisoning? Can I claim any compensation? Auntie’s answer: The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is the government agency responsible for food hygiene wherever the food is sold, including restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, [...]

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Disgusted by neighbours burning garbage

Disgusted by neighbours burning garbage

| 27/10/2016 | 11 Comments
I just have a question in regards to neighbours who constantly are burning heaps of plant waste and/or garbage. Even though the mounds of debris are being burned on their property, the smoke is drifting directly into our a/c units and filling the whole house with disgusting smoke (and we have a newb [...]

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