Reshma Ragoonath

Reshma Ragoonath

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ARTICLES BY RESHMA RAGOONATH

Depression becomes Tropical Storm Josephine

The US National Hurricane Center on Thursday upgraded Tropical Depression 11 to the Tropical Storm Josephine, making it the 10th named storm for the 2020 hurricane season.

More restrictions may be lifted as Cayman remains COVID-free for a month

Cayman could see a further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions as early as next week after a month of no new coronavirus cases.

Ombudsman orders Labour Tribunal to release five years of decisions

Ombudsman Sandy Hermiston has ordered Cayman’s Labour Tribunal to release the records of unfair dismissal decisions it has made over the last five years, following a Freedom of Information appeal.

Study ranks face masks from best to worst

Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have tested the effectiveness of a variety of masks, using a simple droplet experiment to determine...

30 days without positives; Cayman’s COVID level moves from ‘sporadic’ to ‘no cases’

Cayman has officially marked 30 days of no COVID-19 cases and with it came a change in the Pan-American Health Organization's transmission level for the country from 'sporadic' to 'no cases'.

Travel in a COVID-19 world

Countries throughout the world have introduced specific entry requirements for anyone crossing their borders, as governments continue to grapple with COVID-19.

Government considers new underwater network cable

Government has issued a request for information tender for a new submarine information and communications technology cable.

Chamber backs border-closure extension

Cayman's Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind government's decision to delay reopening local borders to October.

US construction boom leads to lumber, plywood shortages in Cayman

Building essentials, like lumber, plywood, cement and concrete, are in short supply and local stocks are dwindling.

UPDATED: Tropical Depression 11 expected to strengthen today

Tropical Depression 11 is forecast to gradually strengthen later today and is expected to become a tropical storm, US forecasters have predicted.

No new cases in latest batch of COVID tests

Cayman has started another week with no active COVID-19 cases as the latest batch of tests have return negative results.

Governor moves ahead with amended Domestic Partnership Bill

Governor Martyn Roper has made good on his promise to move forward with the Domestic Partnership Bill, publishing on Monday an amended version of the legislation together with 11 accompanying legislative amendments.

Gov’t to keep border closed till October

Government has extended Cayman's border closures to 1 Oct. citing the continuing spread of COVID-19, particularly in the United States.

Verdant Isle breaks silence on port project

Verdant Isle Port Partners, the preferred bidder in government’s cruise and cargo port project, has broken its silence following the announcement that the $200 million facility will not progress.

50,000 of Cayman’s COVID test kits heading to Zimbabwe

The Cayman Islands government has sold 50,000 of its COVID-19 test kits to an international charity for use in Zimbabwe. The ELMA Relief Foundation paid...

Time lost on temporary work permits to be recompensed

Following a cabinet directive Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC) has commenced recompensing time loss on temporary work permits impacted by government’s “shelter in place” restrictions.

Premier pays tribute to former Barbados PM

Premier Alden McLaughlin has joined with regional leaders in extending condolences to the family of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur and the people of Barbados following the passing of the regional leader.

Expungement Board clears 30 criminal records

A total of 30 individuals now have crime-free records, according the latest report from the Cayman Islands Expungement Board.

FCO: ‘Disappointed’ in Domestic Partnership Bill defeat

The defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill in the Legislative Assembly this week now leaves the fate and the future of legalising same-sex relationships in the Cayman Islands in the hands of the UK government and the Privy Council.

UK shadow minister weighs in on same-sex bill

UK Shadow Minister for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Stephen Doughty has written to the British government calling for it to address same-sex marriage rights in Cayman, following the defeat of the Domestic Partnership Bill.

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