Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

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ARTICLES BY RESHMA RAGOONATH

Elections Office pushes pause button on referendum preparations

The Elections Office has suspended its preparations for the 19 Dec. referendum following the court's decision to delay the vote on the government's cruise berthing and cargo project.

Three held for GT murder

Police have detained three suspects in connection with the murder of a Sri Lankan man over the weekend.

Lawmakers flag absence of acute services in $15m facility

Legislators flag the absence of acute services in the $15 million long-term residential mental health facility project.

Educators eye cameras for classrooms

Education officials are considering adding cameras in local classrooms.

Brackers following port debate from afar

Cayman Brac may be removed physically from the impact of the cruise berthing and cargo project but residents there are paying attention to developments with the facility.

Bush takes aim at anti-port groups

House Speaker McKeeva Bush has warned against misinformation and “emotive rhetoric” in the run-up to the 19 Dec. referendum on Cayman’s cruise berthing and cargo project.

Police open homicide investigation into death near bar

Police have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a man found near a local bar.

Heroes Square upgrades under way

Improvement works have started at Heroes Square in George Town.

Coast Guard staffing to get boost

Government will be moving to increase personnel assigned to the Cayman Islands Coast Guard in the new year. Police Commissioner Derek Byrne, speaking in Finance...

Number of vehicles continues to rise

Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure officials said they may require some 20,000 more licences next year, which could lead to a total of 45,000 licensed vehicles on Cayman’s roads by the end of 2020.

No road closures granted yet for carnivals

Police Commissioner Derek Byrne has said he is yet to give road closure permission to Batabano and CayMAS.

Howell: Impact of Nat’l Trust legal action ‘uncertain’

Elections Office Supervisor Wesley Howell has said the impact of the National Trust court action on the port referendum is uncertain.

Dengue cases grow by eight

Local dengue case increases to 23, according to the latest numbers from the Public Health Department.

No ‘side’ businesses for cruise ships

Premier Alden McLaughlin made it clear that his administration will not allow cruise ship companies to operate any businesses outside of their current function in Cayman.

Auditor general probes RCIPS finances, overtime

The Auditor General’s Office has started an investigation into finances of the Police Welfare Fund and overtime payments at the RCIPS.

Premier: Port referendum “uncertain”

Premier Alden McLaughlin has said the 19 Dec. referendum is now uncertain given the legal action taken by the National Trust.

Police to increase presence at CPR meetings

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) said will maintain a presence at Cruise Port Referendum Cayman meetings after the tyres of a vehicle belonging to one of the leaders of the group was slashed Monday night.

Premier launches ‘Caymanians 2025’ app

Premier Alden McLaughlin has launched a new app called Caymanians 2025 which allows the public to ask him questions directly.

116 work permit probes to date

More than $289,475 in administrative immigration fees have been levied for 116 work permit offences for 2019 to date.

US visitor dies while diving

A 72-year-old US visitor has died after experiencing difficulties while diving on Monday.
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