LC garbage truck driver suspended after crash

| 11/07/2014

(CNS): The driver of the garbage truck in Little Cayman has been placed on required leave, following an incident on the island involving the garbage truck and property, the director of the department of Environmental Health has confirmed. CNS understands from other sources that the driver crashed the truck into government property at the island’s dump but the circumstances are unclear. In response to questions from CNS, Roydell Carter said that a staff member from Cayman Brac is going over to Little Cayman twice per week to collect garbage on that island but denied that this is affecting garbage collection on the Brac and that garbage collection is still being collected there twice weekly. 

“It is a normal practice to provide work coverage on each island, as required when a staff is off work for some reason or another to try and facilitate waste collection and operations; this case in no exception,” Carter said. “At this time, it is more cost effective to send a staff from the Cayman Brac operations instead of incurring a higher cost with sending a team from Grand Cayman.”

He said, “If a staff is out of office it can impact operations but we have been doing waste collections as necessary on Saturdays to compensate. The DEH team is best managing the resources to ensure waste is collected during this period. So far, we have not been receiving many complaints from the public about the waste collection services provided on the islands.” 

Operations on the Brac were expected to be back to normal by Tuesday 8 July and Carter said that “the Little Cayman situation will continue until the matter has been resolved”.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    If the Police was to go over there on a Friday and Saturday night from Grand Cayman and do random checks and stops,—–they will see most of the vehicles are not even licensed and driving on the road, and they willprobably arrest the whole Island for DUI????


    Also, everyone driving around 60–70 MPH. I know, as I have personally observed it? I hope htese seargents on Grand Cayman and Brac read this…..


    Everyone on that Island is driving around drunk!

    PS. The police that are stationed there knows it and just take a blind eye to it all………..need replace them every three months?


  2. Anonymous says:

    I grew up in Little cayman– so sad to see the Islands full of drunkards now…..SAD!

  3. Anonymous says:

    There were witnesses who said the man (DEH truck driver) was extremely drunk and a call was made to inform the police of this. If the police did not check or find whether he was drunk after damaging the truck and government property (a small building that was totally demolished) then running his personal car off the road and demolishing that, then it shows incompetence in the police.

    A problem on a small island like this is that when the police are stationed there so long they become too friendly and seems to refrain from carrying out full and thorough investigations. Perhaps the police investigations should be checked on.

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Circumstances are unclear" or just another stupid island secret?

  5. Anonymous says:

    One Question would be, why Mr. Carter would not come out with the Truth about the whole Situation?

    I have seen PWD picking up Garbage!

    Are we hiding everything that happened Weeks ago?


    Somebody knows what happened, so why the big Secret? XXXX

    Maybe a Promotion is in the Works!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Twice weekly – great for them!

  7. Goober says:

    So what government property did he hit?   I heard there was some chicken ganja going around.  He might have found some.

  8. Knot S Smart says:

    Traffic must be really bumper to bumper in Little Cayman…