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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

RCIPS cleared of wrong doing in search and rescue inquiry

UK Coast Guard Commander Andrew Jenkins has concluded that the actions and decisions taken by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service were “appropriate” and found no “major faults” in the search and rescue efforts for five Caymanians, including two children, reported lost at sea on 6 March. The findings of …

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PR points review completed

The Ritch and Conolly review of the current Permanent Residence points system is now in the hands of the Government and Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin says he will make a statement on its findings soon. Premier McLaughlin, speaking in the Legislative Assembly on Monday (1 June) in his final budget …

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Gov’t to appoint civil engineering firm for port project by mid-June

Work on the cruise berthing facility is forging ahead as Government is expected to appoint a civil engineering firm by mid-month to produce the new design and a costing for the contentious cruise berthing facility. Deputy Premier and Tourism Minister Hon Moses Kirkconnell made the announcement while speaking during the …

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Premier knocks PPM defectors for budget delays

Suckoo: It’s just politics Elections may be some months away, but on Monday (30 May) Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin seized the opportunity in his final budget policy statement to take a jab at defectors Anthony Eden, Alva Suckoo and Winston Connolly for the “challenges” his administration has faced in the …

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Budget debate begins today

With pressure on to complete the budgetary process before the 30 June deadline legislators will be in for some late nights starting today as debate on Government’s $862.4 million fiscal package kicks off in the Legislative Assembly this morning. On Monday (30 May) Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin sought the cooperation …

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No bail for Jaesha

Registered nursing assistant 21-year-old Jaesha Hendrix remains in custody after having been denied bail on Monday (30 May) when she appeared in court on drug related charges. Ms Hendrix, who disappeared on 23 October, appeared in court on charges of conspiracy to supply drugs and conspiracy to obstruct, pervert and …

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Archer delivers $826.4 million fiscal package

3.7 per cent increase over 2015/2016 budget With the clock ticking closer to the 2017 general elections Finance Minister Hon Marco Archer raised the stakes on Monday (30 May) as he revealed the $826.4m budget announcing spending in keys areas including social programmes, education and scholarships. He also announced Government’s …

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Gov’t to approve use of medical cannabis oil

In a surprising announcement Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin says government intends, as a matter of urgency, to legalise of the use of medical cannabinoid oil for the treatment of cancer and glaucoma among other conditions. However having said that the Premier, who made the announcement while delivering the Progressives-led Policy …

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