Garbage piles up by government building

| 20/08/2014

(CNS): Further technical problems with the Department of Environmental Health’s garbage truck fleet led to a growing and unsightly pile of rubbish under the nose of government this week. The garbage was piled up in Humber Lane just yards from the Government Administration Building and it took a picture sent in by a CNS reader to gain some attention and have it collected. The snap taken at around 9am Tuesday morning was sent to the health minister and senior civil servants, which led to the trash finally being taken away.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    PPM no longer stands for ‘people provoking mckeeva’ but instead ‘paid political monsters’.

  2. Fred the Piemaker says:

    Garbage piles up in the Government building every day.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Technically the trucks may be broken down, but that is not the real problem. The real problem is systemic, it is the MANAGEMENT of the DEH that are causing the real problems of garbage and collection in these Islands.

    For over ten years there is no proper plans in place for driver education or maintenance. There is no penalty for drivers who damage trucks. XXX There is no accountability.

    This is not a Minister problem as Ministers do not deal with govt depatments. Chief Officers are responsible for the heads of departments.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Well, for one, this pic does not really prove anything. That pile is from a tenanment yard that has about 50 or more people living there. On any good day that is how the garbage looks.

    • Anonymous says:

      And these tenants are living in over crowded situations on work permits and cheap imported labourers and on the same side of the street as the Immigration Dept that grants these work permits. I suppose this proved that accommodation sheet is again of no relevance.

  5. Joe B says:

    Its not the trucks fault people.  Who ,or more importantly, why is the person in charge still in charge?  When someone shows that they are not capable of doing the job they should be fired and the next best steps up.  But here in the third world they are hired not by what they know but who they know with the expected results.  Therefore expect the same lame results until Caymanians have achieved a level of intelligence that grants them the priviledge of voting for intelligence and experiance over the biggest mouth and ego.

  6. Anonymous says:

    GARBAGE  piled up by Govererment building .Do we see how efective this  one citizen and  CNS were in this matter of getting this garbage clean up . All it took was one photo and the media to get this garbage cleaned up .   The   person that took the picture should have an award ., for showing us how effective one person can be. Do we see how if we all come together  and work together how we could solve all the problems that is taken place in Cayman .When you sit down and dont say anything or take pictures and send them to the  media the GARBAGE AND the problems will get bigger .

  7. Anonymous says:

    Time to sell garbage trucks to private company as they know how to run a business meanwhile government have clueless and brainless about running the business.

  8. Dread On Dread says:

    Where has all the water gone long time passingwith the fire on and on so long still to go

    where has all de water gone long time passing where has all de water gone long time ago where has all de water gone long time passing when will they ever learn when will they ever learn.

  9. Dread On Dread says:

    Hahahahaha jaja 

  10. Uncivil Servant says:

    Well how fitting. Goes nicely with the garbage piled up inside. 

  11. Anonymous says:

    Rubbish! (pun intended) What about Ozzie's big press release and TV appearance with the new garbage trucks. Now we're hearing about "technical problems" again? 

  12. Anonymous says:

    You should see it piling up in our crown jewel national disgrace, er I mean national park at barkers. If there is a group of more lazy and despicable people on gods green earth as those that dump the f'ng detritus  from their irresponsible foul lives, I've yet to encounter them. Thank you government as well for caring sooooooo much!

    -a citizen that cleans up after some pigs and pays the wages of some others

  13. Anonymous says:

    I say take it all and pile it up outside of Ozzie's house…

    • Anonymous says:

      15:22.Why not do it yourself rather than inciting others to break the law.

    • Knot S Smart says:

      Dont mess with Ozzie…

      U want to feel how a cow cod feels when it hits your backside?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Is it because they need glasses. Or they are overly stresses or is it ineptitude or just don't care. Imagine near your doorstep and someone else has to tell you about it . Wow I hope it don't get no worse.i. E the level of incom ah what the hell if they don't get the message they will pay the price.

     

     

  15. Anonyanmous says:

    This is one department that should be privatized, there should be a case made for recycling and specialized garbage trucks and bins that you have to place your garbage in and the truck comes around and empty the bins like they do in Florida.  Employers that ride the trucks to empty the garbage can be reassigned to other jobs in recycling and other departments.

    • Anonymous says:

      yes, i would love to see that bussiness case; and then laugh at the howls of outrage at the cost per person. maybe the CoC or one of the Big Accountants that are allways on about privatization could do a fast, rough, bussiness case and publish it. or would we then see that the privatization emperors have no clothes?

  16. Anonymous says:

    We should allstart dumping our rubbish outside the houses of the PPM ministers until the lazy b**t**ds get off their slothful backsides and start passing some laws that actualy help the community, not enslave it. I've got a sack of hamster poo heading to the Brac.

    • Anonymous says:

      12:57.Why not lead the way by dumping your gabage where you are urging others to dump theirs.You are one nasty individual.I hope you are arrested ,prosecuted and covicted for shipping hazardous materials.

    • Anonymous says:

      Boy, unna like give Cayman Brac hell eh? You can't find somewhere to dump your hampster sh*t on a daily basis a wha?

  17. Anonymous says:

    Technical problems? They're garbage trucks for crying out loud! This isn't rocket science!

    • Anonymous says:

      12:41.  Are you suggesting that it is impossible for garbage trucks to have technical problems.Maybe it is time for you to move into the 21st century.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Is this why the garbage is piling up by the cricket field?

  19. Anonymous says:

    I was driving behind a DEH truck last week, and the blinding, suffocating black smoke coming from the truck was incredible!

    This from a Govt. Department of "Environmental Health" vehicle?

  20. Anonymous says:

    Thanks CNS for posting this.  Time to show just how much attention is being looked at in these areas where poor constitutents live.  How awful for the Government to have this just across the street and the smell must have been harsh for those residents as well.  SHame and disgrace on the DEH and the Ministry and everyone who is doing nothign about the garbage in this country except making us pay for more and more reports that only have the damn date changed on them and paying lip services like it is going out of style.  They should all have to wake up one morning and find everyone's garbage on their frigging drive way and that will get them doing something other than changing the dates on reports and paying again for them and telling us lies and more lies.  Minister Bodden should really shut up and do something.  The Premier Alde needs to step down and get out the country, Marco archer needs to stop politically interferring in Boards, and using others to do his dirty work. 

    • Anonymous says:

      11:32.People like you should stop inciring others to break the law. I am sure that you will be "missing in action" should anyone get arrested for following your suggestion.

  21. Daytimer says:

    This group cannot even keep the trucks on the road, how can we trust them on fixing the Giant on fire dump mountain? A sleep at the wheel, willfully neglectful, just Idiocy, or pandering to the voters?