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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

Pregnant woman tested for Zika

Public Health Director- Discussions ongoing for local Zika testing On the heels of two confirmed locally transmitted Zika cases acting Public Health Director Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriquez has confirmed that at least one pregnant woman is being investigated for the virus in Cayman. Dr Williams-Rodriquez, in response to queries from The …

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Kirkconnell calls for all hands on deck in Zika fight

Everyone has to do their part to reduce spread Confirmation of local transmission of Zika in the heart of the summer season may adversely impact Cayman, but Tourism Minister Moses Kirkconnell is urging a united fight to control the spread of the mosquito borne disease on island and managing the …

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DCFS gets new Director

Bodden- Department will grow from strength to strength The hunt for a new Director of the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has ended. This as former head of St. Lucia’s Human Services and Family Affairs Felicia Robinson has been selected to lead the critical support agency at a …

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Second locally transmitted Zika case confirmed

Cayman has registered its second locally transmitted Zika case in two days as public health officials announced that a George Town woman, previously classified as an imported case, had actually contracted the virus on island. On Tuesday (9 August) acting Medical Officer of Health Dr Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, through a media …

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Suckoo: Immigration law needs to be repealed

New law must build in more protection for Caymanians Bodden Town MLA Alva Suckoo is calling for an overhaul of the current Immigration system and new legislation that will have built-in mechanisms to protect Caymanians. This even as Government mulls over the findings of the long awaiting Ritch report reviewing …

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After two locally transmitted Zika cases Premier bats for MRCU

Pledges “unflinching support” for Unit’s Zika control efforts As Cayman recorded its second locally transmitted Zika case Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin threw his Government’s full support behind the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) and its Oxitec genetically modified mosquito project. This as he said, through a media statement, that …

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FDA finding not end of battle for Oxitec

LaCroix- Approval will be “very reassuring for the public” Oxitec surmounted one of its biggest hurdles on Friday (5 August) getting the nod from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but come November it will face its toughest test yet when Florida holds its referendum on the Genetically Modified …

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Bush- PPM was no party to Cayman’s involvement in Caricom

With the polls mere months away political swords are already drawn with Opposition Leader Hon McKeeva Bush taking on Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin over claims of PPM involvement in Cayman’s membership in Caricom. On Monday (8 August) Mr Bush, speaking with The Cayman Reporter on the issue, accused the Premier …

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