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Reshma Ragoonath is a Trinidadian journalist with over 15 years experience. She was previously employed as a Senior Reporter with the Sunday Guardian, after having spent a number of years at the Trinidad Guardian, San Fernando Bureau. She has worked as Head of News at Heritage Radio 101.7FM in Trinidad and was a part-time journalism and communication lecturer with the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTATT.) She holds an Associate Degree in Journalism and Public Relations and a Bachelor in Mass Communications from COSTAATT.

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Articles by Reshma Ragoonath

Panton: UK tax avoidance proposals seems “over the top”

Financial Services Minister Hon Wayne Panton says he expects local industry officials to have “significant concerns” about UK proposed penalties aimed at penalising professionals who actively assist tax dodgers. This as he believes the penalties being proposed by the Theresa May-led administration appear extreme, especially in the context of professionals …

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Irishman Derek Byrne appointed Commissioner of Police

Vows to deliver “a modern, progressive and professional policing service” Irishman Derek Patrick Byrne is this country’s new Commissioner of Police. HE Governor Helen Kilpatrick ended weeks of speculation on Friday (19 August) when she announced Mr Byrne’s appointment in a brief media statement which stated that Cayman’s top cop …

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Pregnant woman cleared for Zika as third local case confirmed

A collective sigh of relief was breathed at Cayman’s Public Health Department on Thursday (18 August) as the pregnant woman tested for the Zika virus was found to be disease-free. However the Public Health Department confirmed, through a media statement on Thursday, that another female patient tested positive for Zika …

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Panton- $6 m Environment Protection Fund payments unhindered by NCL provisions

Withdrawals for land purchases from the Environment Protection Fund will not be hampered by the non-commencement of two sections of the National Conservation Law related to the Fund. That’s the assurance from Environment Minister Hon Wayne Panton as he responded to questions on Monday (15 August) about the impact of …

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Cayman eyes trade, consular office and direct travel with Roatan, Honduras

Government has initiated moves to begin trading and possible direct Cayman Airways flights to Roatan, Honduras as Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin led a high-powered delegation to the Central American island on Tuesday (16 August) for bi-lateral talks. Premier McLaughlin, in a media statement announcing the whirlwind one-day visit, said the …

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Tyre shredding contractor gets green light

Government and contractor Island Recycling Ltd have finally signed on the dotted line to begin the removal of the mountain of tyres at the George Town landfill, some two months after the contract was originally announced by Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin. The Ministry of Health, in a media statement on …

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Protection of Cayman’s Environment gets boost

National Conservation Law officially commences After ten years of conversation Cayman’s long awaited National Conservation Law has finally been formally commenced as Parts 5 and 7, the last critical parts of the environmental protection law, took effect from Monday (15 August). Environment Minister Hon Wayne Panton, in announcing the commencement …

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Constitutional Order affecting Judiciary takes effect

Age limit increased, disciplinary control vested in CJ, Court of Appeal President Chief Justice Anthony Smellie QC says new changes increasing the age limit for serving judges to 70 years and removing disciplinary control from the Governor’s Office has put Cayman in line with “modern, international Commonwealth democratic norms.” This …

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