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Mark Bothwell has been named deputy director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services.
A $450,000 garbage compactor at the George Town landfill has been out of action for two months while the Department of Environmental Health awaits parts for the machinery.
Stephen Quinland has been appointed director of the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services. His appointment was effective on 1 Sept., according to a DVES press release.
When the Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services moved into its current facilities off of North Sound Road some 40 years ago, that department had about 340 government vehicles to service and maintain at the time.
Garbage collectors will be working double shifts through Saturday to catch up on roadside pickups. Three trucks are currently out of service, contributing to more delays in collections, particularly in the eastern districts.
At long last, officials seem to be taking as seriously as the disgruntled public the issues at Cayman’s Solid Waste Services. Some problems, of course, cannot be hidden or, to employ an inexact metaphor, “swept under the rug.” Garbage collection is one of them.
In an effort to get garbage pick-ups back on schedule, government announced on Thursday that Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services Director Richard Simms has been temporarily appointed as the acting director of the Department of Environmental Health.
The Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services is getting an upgrade.
Former Cayman Islands Auditor General Dan Duguay once estimated that government was overspending its annual gas bill at the public sector fuel depot by some half a million dollars.
Since changes were made to its fuel distribution system in the wake of an 2010 audit scandal, the Cayman Islands Department of Vehicle and Equipment Services fuel depot has been distributing about 15,000 to 16,000 fewer gallons of petrol annually to government vehicles.
Both the Rubis and Sol petroleum companies will bid to operate the government’s North Sound Road fuel depot, installing new equipment and supplying as much as 400,000 gallons of fuel each year.