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Reshma Ragoonath

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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

Bush, Suckoo welcome Gov’t cannabis oil changes

Now that Cabinet has approved amendments to legalise cannabis oil for medicinal purposes in Cayman Opposition Leader Hon McKeeva Bush says government must move swiftly to assist those who need the treatment. Mr Bush, speaking with The Cayman Reporter on Friday (12 August) on the issue, welcomed Premier Hon Alden …

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DoT responds to US travel alert

Vows to continue proactive, strategic monitoring of marketing and promotions plan Cayman’s Department of Tourism says while it is aware of the potential impact of Zika on this country as a tourism destination it stands ready to adjust marketing plans as needed to ensure Cayman is top of mind for …

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Man jailed for 2 years for molesting sleeping passenger on plane

US attorney warns offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law As the summer travel season continues in full swing and many air visitors arrive and depart from Cayman there comes a warning from NY Eastern District Attorney Robert L. Capers that would be sex offenders will …

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Cabinet approves amendments for legalising cannabis oil

Cabinet has approved amendments to legislation allowing the legalisation of cannabis oil for medicinal purposes. This announcement, made by Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin on Thursday (11 August) afternoon, comes after days of public debate on the issue. However Mr McLaughlin, in a two-page statement, announcing the decision hastened to add …

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Multi-Agency Child Safeguarding Board established

Governor – ‘It will provide an effective mechanism to coordinate child protection matters’ Governor HE Helen Kilpatrick has made good on her promise to establish a Child Safeguarding Board in the Cayman Islands aimed at protecting children from all forms of abuse and creating policies to ensure this is done. …

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UK HM Revenue and Customs rake in £1.2 billion in tax avoidance battles

HM coffers is in for a windfall as UK Prime Minister Theresa May makes good on her promise to aggressively seek out tax dodgers and recover dues owed to the Crown. This after HM Revenue and Customs announced on Thursday (11 August) that it had won two major tax avoidance …

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Dust triggers fire alarm at GT police station

RCIPS officers and staff attached to the George Town Police station were forced to evacuate the building briefly on Thursday (11 August) after dust triggered a smoke detector. Fire appliances from the George Town fire station responded to the fire alarm shortly after 11am. RCIPS Public Relations Officer Jacqueline Carpenter, …

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Cabinet approves amendments for legalising cannabis oil

After days of public debate on the issue Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin this afternoon (Thursday 11 August) announced that Cabinet has approved amendments to legislation allowing the legalisation of cannabis oil for medicinal purposes. Mr McLaughlin, in a two-page statement, announced the decision, but hastened to add that Government “acknowledges …

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