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THE Ministry of Environment will be releasing an app that will allow users to track garbage collection, Director of Environmental Health Services Melanie McKenzie said yesterday.
Garbage collection on New Providence will be increased from once to twice weekly starting next month, the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) announced today...
The government has not yet had a formal discussion about implementing service fees for garbage collection on New Providence, but the idea is still on the table, said Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest.
Turnquest announced in July, during a meeting of the "Rotary Club of West Nassau" at "The Poop Deck at Sandyport", that the government was considering the fee.
In a recent interview with The Nass...
By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Staff Reporter
IRREGULAR and inadequate waste collection in Nassau could be the trickle-down effect of budget cuts in the Department of Environmental Health, claims a union chief.
Funding allotted for overtime was cut in this year's budget, and some sanitation workers allege this decision has negatively impacted collection efforts.
For the ...
By SANCHESKA BROWN
THREE years after spending millions of dollars on 10 new garbage trucks that were expected to solve Nassau's waste management woes, the government is now having to outsource collection routes to a private company.
The Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) confirmed yesterday that it has temporarily contracted the services of Bahamas Waste Management to assist with...
ENVIRONMENT Minister Ken Dorsett yesterday denied claims circulating on social media websites that suggest he owns a garbage collection company.
The government will save $500,000 through a number of measures being initiated by the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS), according to Minister of the Environment and Housing Kenred Dorsett, who yesterday confirmed the reassignment of garbage collection contracts to a variety of private companies.
Dorsett's comments on government initiatives in the area of garbage collection come a...
EDITOR, The Tribune.
I want to thank Tribune reporter Ava Turnquest for doing the story on the poor garbage collection a few weeks ago. I am one of the callers who called into The Tribune's newsroom and was transferred to her. Within 48 hours she had written a front page article on the matter. I was most surprised and excited.
Before her article, I had to wait up to two and a half weeks for col...