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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

OMOV to be approved by gov’t

One Man One Vote (OMOV) will be implemented in the Cayman Islands in time for the 2017 general election. That is if Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin has his way. On Wednesday Mr McLaughlin, addressing the annual CI Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon, announced that he will be taking a motion …

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Premier: no new taxes or fees in next budget

There will be no new taxes or fees in the upcoming national budget. Premier Hon Alden McLaughlin made this pledge on Wednesday afternoon as he assured that there will be no surprises in the 2015/2016 fiscal package. McLaughlin, who delivered the feature address at the CI Chamber of Commerce annual …

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Bankers blank US cash crunch meeting

Frustration and anguish were visibly etched on the faces of Jamaican workers on Tuesday night as they left George Town Town Hall without a definitive solution to the growing US cash flow challenge. For many the lack of a clear solution to their problem of sourcing US to send home …

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Liquor Law changes must be fair

Any changes to the liquor licensing law must be fair and promote equity for all businesses. Cayman entrepreneur Mr Prentice Panton made the comment yesterday as he expressed concern over the lack of clear statements from government about its proposed changes to the issuing of local liquor licences. Mr Panton, …

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Warner questions timing of FIFA ban

Former FIFA vice president and Concacaf president Mr Jack Warner is questioning the sudden timing of his lifetime ban from football and football-related activities. This as Mr Warner said the ban, which was handed down by the FIFA Ethics Committee yesterday, was decided without giving him the opportunity for a …

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Hope for US$ crunch resolution

Jamaica Vice-Consul Elaine Harris says she is hopeful a resolution could be reached today on the growing US cash flow challenge in Cayman. This as tonight Councillor Roy McTaggart, as he steps in as acting Financial Services Minister, leads a panel discussion on the issue together with officials from the …

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$60K drones to secure prison

Prison security in Cayman has taken a technological leap with the introduction of unmanned drones. The drones are a new security initiative being embarked upon by government to address key prison issues, at a cost of $60K. Yesterday Prisons Director Mr Neil Lavis, in an email to the Cayman Reporter, …

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