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Reshma Ragoonath


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.


Articles by Reshma Ragoonath

Full speed ahead for mozzies

150,000 GM mosquitoes to take flight per release From today (Tuesday 9 August) Oxitec and the Mosquito Research Unit (MRCU) will kick its genetically modified (GM) mosquito release into high gear deploying 150,000 mosquitoes per release from now on. Oxitec Cayman project manager Dr Renaud Lacroix, in providing an update …

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Somber farewell for “People’s Governor” Thomas Russell

With flags fluttering at half mast and the haunting strains of Scottish bagpipes piercing the early morning air, Cayman said its final good bye to the “People’s Governor” Thomas Russell on Thursday (4 August) as he was laid to rest in Scotland. Politicians from both sides of the divide joined …

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ICO not involved in drafting provisions restricting information access

Acting Information Commissioner Jan Liebaers says his office was not involved nor was it consulted in the drafting of the new Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations which offers limitations on access to information related to civil aviation accidents and incidents here. “The ICO has not been …

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Webster back in court

Former political candidate Errington Webster returned to court on Wednesday (3 August) on gross indecency charges involving a female minor, but was not called upon to enter a plea as his attorney said he was yet to view the video evidence in the matter. Mr Webster, 54, a retired fire …

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Search for Caymanian constables begins today

Acting Commissioner of Police Anthony Ennis is making good on his promise to increase Caymanians within the ranks of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service as he kicks off a third round of constable recruitment drive targeting locals today (5 August). Mr Ennis, through a media statement announcing the recruitment …

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Fire razes Seven Mile Beach eatery

Deputy Fire Chief- It could have been worse Businessman Abdul Hameed was moved to the brink of tears on Wednesday (3 August) not because of the losses he incurred when his restaurant Treats was gutted Tuesday, but from the outpouring of love and compassion shown to him and his staff …

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Seeking shelter

This Cuban tree frog (Osteopilus septentrionalis) seemed to be seeking shelter from the passage of Tropical Storm Earl in the corner of some storm shutters in South Sound. Although providing the Cayman Islands’ first storm scare of the 2016 hurricane season, TS Earl passed far south of Grand Cayman with no …

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Miller unhappy with PPM approach to Elections Law changes

Too close to election for national discussion Independent MLA Ezzard Miller says a broader national discussion is needed on changes to the Elections Law as he registered his concern and disappointment with the Government’s approach to effecting those charges. The changes to the Elections Law, which are in the process …

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New regulations for civil aviation investigations

The Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations 2007 has been repealed and replaced with new regulations outlining the conduct of investigations into civil aviation accidents and incidents. On Monday (1 August) the new regulations were officially gazetted setting out the terminology, policies and procedures for conducting investigations …

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