Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

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ARTICLES BY RESHMA RAGOONATH

Police probe launched after 3 students fall ill at Clifton Hunter

A police investigation has been launched into an incident at Clifton Hunter High School in which three students fell ill after consuming food with an unknown substance on Thursday.

Privy Council upholds port referendum ruling

The UK's Privy Council has rejected Cruise Port Referendum Cayman's application for leave to challenge the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal's decision on people-initiated referendums.

Teen hero gets royal recognition for bravery

Teenager and Cadet Corps sergeant Trevor Carmola Jr has been honoured for his bravery in rescuing an elderly man from a burning house last month.

Heat spot detected near landfill fire site

The Cayman Islands Fire Service has said it will continue damping operations overnight at the George Town landfill after heat signatures were detected in a new area near the site of Wednesday's fire.

Premier: Codes of conduct being actioned

Premier Wayne Panton has said the introduction of codes of conduct for parliamentarians and the Cabinet remain a priority for the PACT government.

Premier: No plans for a cruise berthing project

Premier Wayne Panton said his PACT administration has no plans for a cruise berthing project nor has government held any discussions with Royal Caribbean on the matter.

Fire Service monitoring landfill after latest fire

The Cayman Islands Fire Service has doused the fire at the George Town landfill and is expected to assess the site Thursday to determine next steps.

UPDATED: Fire at landfill

Fire fighters are currently battling a blaze at the George Town landfill.

DPP Patrick Moran resigns

Cayman's Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran has resigned from his post, Governor Martyn Roper confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

Cease notice issued over Regal Beach Club works

The Planning Department has issued cease and enforcement notices to luxury condominium Regal Beach Club after its repair work was flagged as "unauthorized."

Sonia Bush to head ethics watchdog

Attorney Sonia Bush has been appointed the new chairman of the Commission for Standards in Public Life.

COVID-19, environmental issues feature at annual science fair

Armed with hypotheses and backed by theory Cayman's budding scientists came out in their numbers on Saturday for the annual Rotary Central Dr. Bill Hrudey Science Fair.

Governor urges more jabs as vaccination numbers taper off

Governor Martyn Roper has said the drop in COVID-19 vaccinations is concerning as he reiterated his call for more members of the public to get the jab.

One critical after crash on Shamrock Road

A driver has been critically injured in a single-vehicle collision in the early hours of Saturday morning, police have confirmed.

McTaggart heads up Public Accounts Committee

Leader of the Opposition Roy McTaggart has been named chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

PACT government: Time for talk is over

The proverbial dust has now settled on the 2021 election, with Cayman’s PACT government, led by Premier Wayne Panton, in place with the new leadership ready to get to work.

Juliana, Isaac join PACT government

Former Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly has accepted a Cabinet position in Wayne Panton’s government, while new East End representative Isaac Rankine has come back to the coalition of independents.
Cayman Islands Crisis Centre

Crisis Centre rejects Bush-PACT money

The Cayman Islands Crisis Centre has rejected any monetary contribution from West Bay West MP McKeeva Bush who was convicted of assaulting a woman last year.

Panton poised to be premier as governor sets swearing-in for Wednesday

Governor Martyn Roper has set 3pm Wednesday for the swearing in of the Wayne Panton-led PACT government.

Cayman Voices: Mac PACT deal a ‘price too high to pay’

Cayman Voices founder Taura Ebanks has spoken out against the Wayne Panton-led PACT deal which puts West Bay West MP McKeeva Bush back in the Speaker's chair.

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