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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

New Disabilities Bill named in Solomon Webster’s honour

Premier aims for September passage of legislation Long-awaited legislative provisions to protect and safeguard one of this country’s most vulnerable groups has finally come to fruition as Government, on Monday (1 August), published its proposed new Disabilities Bill. The legislation, which seeks to “promote, protect and endure the full enjoyment …

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Cayman’s preparedness in high gear as TS Earl goes south

Tropical Storm Watch for Grand Cayman discontinued at 4:30pm Tuesday afternoon. The Cayman Islands’ hurricane preparedness machinery was in high gear on Tuesday 2 August as the Tropical Storm Earl formed south-east of Grand Cayman. At 11 am on Tuesday 2 August the National Hurricane Center, in Miami Florida began …

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MRCU/Oxitec ramp-up on mozzies

225, 000 GM mosquitoes released thus far From next week the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) and Oxitec will be increasing its releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes in the West Bay area as they race against the clock to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito population. This as they …

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Cayman braces for bad weather

Flights cancelled, tropical storm conditions expected overnight into today Cayman Airways, on Monday (1 August) cancelled flights to Jamaica and from Cayman Brac to Grand Cayman in anticipation of tropical storm conditions associated with the tropical wave crossing Hispaniola. CAL, through a media statement on Monday afternoon said as a …

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Granny, children escape Rock Hole inferno

Cayman, Gov’t rallies around victims Seven people, including two children aged seven and 11, escaped death on Sunday (31 August) morning after a suspected arson attack gutted three apartments and badly damaged a house on Cruz Lane in Rock Hole. Samantha Bodden, 32, had to grab her daughter Darianna Frederick, …

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Petrie- Culex discovery a concern

Assures Aedes aegypti remains primary Zika vector While Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) Director Dr Bill Petrie is concerned over reports that the Zika virus was found in the very common Culex quinquefasciatus or Southern House Mosquito he contends there are no findings that show it is a vector. …

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Severe weather advisory issued

Tropical storm conditions expected overnight Citizens are today (Monday 1 August) being advised to prepare for tropical storm conditions as a strong tropical wave crossing Hispaniola is expected to continue to develop over the next 12-24 hrs and will impact weather conditions here. This morning (Monday 1 August) Cayman’s National …

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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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MRCU/Oxitec mozzies release sparks curious onlookers

Just over 120,000 genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes took flight on day two (Friday 29 July) of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) and Oxitec’s release of mosquitoes in the West Bay treatment area. The white Oxitec truck, equipped with a circular opening through the rear window from which the …

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20,000 mozzies released in West Bay

MRCU Boss- It is completely safe Some 20,000 genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes (mozzies) took flight on Thursday morning (28 July) in West Bay signaling the formal commencement of the innovative Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU)/ Oxitec project in Cayman. “The method is completely safe and has been found to …

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