Fiercely disgusting and outrageous, the disposal of bio-hazardous medical waste at the Cayman Brac dump on South Side! The dump on the South Side at the foot of the Bluff – Queen’s Crown Land – has been a bone of contention for the past 30 years. Like the underground fires that smoulder and break out from time to time on these neglected and dangerous acres, the dumping of untreated medical waste in red plastic bio-hazard bags – free to any foragers – chickens, people, feral animals and birds and insects – is a crime being purveyed to the population of Cayman Brac.

Well past time that the Cayman Islands Government Department of Environmental Health finally put paid to the long-simmering issue of the Brac’s abysmal landfill and its poisonous smoke polluting the sweet air. And past time, too, that the Cayman Compass invests in an office and talented reporter on Cayman Brac to deal with all the economic issues that affect the Brac. Such as the two abandoned and neglected hotels on the southwest end of the island. Alas, the irresponsibility of the C.I. Dept of Environmental Health is staggering.

Nan Socolow

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  1. Hospitals there like hospitals in the USA, “must” have any and ALL bio hazards picked up by a totally different trash company! Those bags should never and must NOT ever be put into ordinary trash! This must start within the hospital’s, clinics and doctors offices “FIRST”! Training and watching them discard waste properly and then hiring a company to collect and transport it to an incinerator to burn and destroy the waste or ship it to the IS. Cayman has the money!!