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Workers Gearing Up for ISWMS Project

Workers sift through refuse at George Town landfill to assess the composition of waste.
Landfill and waste specialists were on-island last week assessing composition of household and commercial refuse for future phases of the proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS).

Landfill and waste specialists were on-island last week assessing composition of household and commercial refuse for future phases of the proposed Integrated Solid Waste Management System (ISWMS).

The outline business case for the ISWMS project was released last Monday (19 September 2016) detailing the state-of-the-art system which would replace the current landfill in George Town.

Prepared by environmental consultancy firm Amec Foster Wheeler, the report identifies a public private partnership as the best way to deal with solid waste management in the Cayman Islands.

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Zika Virus Update as of 26 September 2016

The total number of locally transmitted laboratory confirmed cases of the Zika virus reached 17, as of 26 September 2016. Laboratory diagnosed imported cases have increased to nine. The total number of all laboratory confirmed cases, local and imported, is 26.

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Zika Virus Update as of 19 September 2016

The total number of locally transmitted laboratory confirmed cases of the Zika virus reached 12, as of 19 September 2016. Laboratory diagnosed imported cases remain at seven. The total number of all laboratory confirmed cases, local and imported, is 19.

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Waste Management Outline Business Case (OBC)

National solid waste management in the Cayman Islands would be best dealt with through a public private partnership (PPP), a draft outline business case has recommended. Prepared for the Cayman Islands Government by environmental consultancy company Amec Foster Wheeler, the outline business case (OBC) is now available for public review and comment.

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Local Transmission of Zika now at 9 Cases

Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, has made public the latest information on the transmission of the Zika virus within the Cayman Islands.

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Councillor and Chief Officer at PAHO Health Meeting

Councillor Roy McTaggart and Director of PAHO Carissa Etienne.

Councillor for Health Roy McTaggart and Ministry of Health Chief Officer Jennifer Ahearn recently attended a meeting of health representatives from Caribbean British Overseas Territories.
The meeting was organised by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and held at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. on 28 and 29 July. In addition to representatives from each of the six territories, representatives from Public Health England were also in attendance.

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Fourth case of Zika confirmed

Public Health officials have confirmed a fourth case of imported Zika virus contracted by a returning Cayman Islands resident.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez said the female patient travelled from 4 to 8 July to a country where there is an outbreak of Zika. She reported onset of symptoms beginning 14 July when she visited the Health Services Authority on 16 July.

Dr. Williams-Rodriguez added that there is no evidence of local transmission of Zika in the Cayman Islands to date.

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GM Mosquito Release Commences in Grand Cayman

L-r: Giselle Johnson and Heidi Groves take pots of genetically modified mosquitoes from the cooler to release into the wild.

The Cayman Islands Government has strengthened its efforts to protect residents and visitors from Zika, dengue and chikungunya with the launch of additional mosquito controls today (28 July 2016).

The public health programme was delayed by two weeks due to legal action by an objector to the initiative. However, a court ruled earlier this week that there were no grounds for the action and lifted the temporary “stay”, a legal proceeding to delay the release, which was imposed on 13 July 2016.

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Third Zika virus case confirmed

The Public Health Department is providing details on the third confirmed imported case of the Zika virus in the Cayman Islands, which was announced on Thursday, 14 July 2016.

The patient, a female resident, travelled June 11 to 19 to a country where there is an outbreak of Zika virus. She reported onset of symptoms beginning on 21 June when she visited the Health Services Authority on 26 June.

Since January of this year, 71 cases have been investigated for Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue. There is still no evidence of local transmission of Zika in the Cayman Islands.

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Update on Residential Garbage Collection Services

The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) wishes to inform the public that the residential garbage collection service on Grand Cayman is once per week. In an effort to minimise waste, divert the waste stream from the landfill, and reduce littering, the DEH is encouraging all residents to recycle items (such as tin cans, aluminium, glass bottles, batteries, and #1 & #2 plastics) and deposit those items at one of the recycling depots at the local supermarkets.

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