The Chief Officer in the Ministry of Health, Environment, Culture, and Housing has confirmed that no one has been suspended from the Department of Environmental Health despite rumors to the contrary.
In the past week, Cayman Marl Road has received numerous “tips” claiming that there has been a suspension at the Department of Environmental Health at the highest level. Apparently, there's a persistent and untrue rumor that some “Two million dollars are missing” from the department and that the Director, Roydell Carter, has been suspended or terminated pending a further investigation.
Cayman Marl Road reached out to the Chief Officer last week and she confirmed there's no truth to the rumors. Despite that confirmation, we continued to receive notifications from persons in the public that insisted that it is true and there was a suspension. After additional follow-up, the below statement was issued.
The rumor has been so persistent that we had to reach out to the ministry on several occasions and they have unequivocally denied any truth to the matter. In fact, they have stated via Jennifer Ahearn:
“We can confirm that there has been an escalation of overtime at the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) over the last 18 months. The Ministry has asked for Internal Audit to look at the situation.
DEH Director, Roydell Carter has not been suspended and there are no funds unaccounted for at DEH.”
If there are any further developments in this story CMR will update the public accordingly.