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Tag: Department of Environmental Health

Suspects rat poison laid in public place

Suspects rat poison laid in public place

| 28/06/2018 | 8 Comments
I was appalled on a recent morning to see rat poison just placed in the open in The Strand parking lot. Many tourists and especially young children will not know that this is serious poison as it looks like a blue bar of soap. I have no idea who does the pest control in this […] [...]

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Wants to recycle batteries

Wants to recycle batteries

| 06/06/2018 | 11 Comments
I recently changed the batteries in all my smoke detectors, and numerous handheld controllers. So, I have close to 20 household batteries to recycle. But I can’t find battery recycle bins in Camana Bay any more (they used to be in each building). Where else on island can I drop these recycled [...]

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RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

RCIPS and DEH help clean up Watler’s Road

| 06/05/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): RCIPS community officers last week took part in their 10th community clean-up this year, heading to the Watler’s Road community Wednesday, 2 May. The officers started the initiative last year in West Bay who, in response to residents’ concerns, facilitated contacts and coordina [...]

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Removing an abandoned car

Removing an abandoned car

| 27/04/2018 | 9 Comments
A car has been abandoned on our road (number plates, etc, were removed). The police were called but have done nothing. What are the steps to getting this eyesore removed? It is dumped on an empty plot, but I don’t know who that belongs to. I wasn’t expecting to have to spend time to deal [&helli [...]

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Concerned about official recycling efforts

Concerned about official recycling efforts

| 20/04/2018 | 15 Comments
With all the recent uncertainty surrounding the management at DEH, how can we be sure that what we place in the recycling bins around the island is actually being recycled? Auntie’s answer: I have not yet received a reply to your question from the Department of Environmental Health, but just this [...]

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DEH did not pick up garbage

DEH did not pick up garbage

| 25/03/2018 | 5 Comments
Online, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) states that garbage is supposed to be collected from residences once a week, on the day listed (here is the link). However, over a two-and-a-half-week period recently in the Rum Point area, garbage wasn’t even collected once. And it wasn [...]

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Worried about pollution from mobile car washers

Worried about pollution from mobile car washers

| 25/02/2018 | 8 Comments
Does any government body police the mobile car washes with regards to the chemicals they use and let seep into the ground water? I would imagine Department of Environment or Department of Environmental Health should be looking out for our interests but I have never seen any attempt to control the di [...]

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Derelict vehicle needs to be removed

Derelict vehicle needs to be removed

| 28/01/2018 | 8 Comments
A car has been abandoned down my road. It hasn’t moved in six months, has a flat tyre and the coupon is out of date. I contacted the traffic department at the RCIPS and they determined that it hadn’t been stolen and told me what I have to do next. This is the bit that I […] [...]

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Inspecting the fresh fish market

Inspecting the fresh fish market

| 19/11/2017 | 10 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 | 5 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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