Project office boss dies suddenly

| 24/05/2021 | 7 Comments
Cayman News Service
Peter Ranger

(CNS): The civil service is mourning the loss of a key senior figure after Public Works Department (PWD) Chief Project Manager Peter Ranger (54) died unexpectedly last week. Ranger was a civil engineer who led the office that oversees all major government capital projects. “Peter was a consummate professional, who was passionate about his work and the value it could bring to the people of the Cayman Islands,” Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said in a press release issued Friday. “All those who knew him across the civil service keenly feel his loss. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife and sons.”

Ranger, who joined the PWD Major Projects Office in 2016, took a lead role on a number of projects expected to facilitate significant improvement in the delivery of public services in the Cayman Islands. Over the years these included the new John Gray High School campus, the renovated Owen Roberts International Airport Terminal, the COVID-19 Emergency Field Hospital at Family Life Centre, and the Court redevelopment project, to name a few.

“Peter was a high performing civil servant within the Public Works Department, and has left a legacy of delivering significant projects that will have a lasting impact on the lives of Caymanians. He will forever be remembered and respected for his contribution to the Cayman Islands Government,” said Acting PWD Director Troy Whorms. He added that the team was committed to continuing to deliver on the priorities of the government.

Tamara Ebanks, the acting chief officer in the Ministry of Planning, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, to which PWD reports, said, “It was an honour and a privilege to be able to work alongside Peter. His contributions to the team, to the wider government and the Cayman Islands will always be valued.”  

Describing Ranger as a friend and colleague, Nellie Pouchie, the acting CO for the Ministry of Health and Wellness, said he worked tirelessly to fulfill the various projects that he was tasked with. “He was the epitome of professionalism and his work on the Integrated Solid Waste Management System was phenomenal. He will be sorely missed by the team,” she added.

Stran Bodden, CO in the Ministry of Tourism and Transport, described him as the ultimate professional and a hard-working and dedicated person. “He had a depth of knowledge of many varied subject areas. He was personable, humble and a genuine person, who will be greatly missed by all who knew him around the world,” he said.

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  1. Aanonymous says:

    In CIG the Good die or burn out fast. Good memories of him, Rex, so many others gone or suffering from disease and early strokes!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Worked with Peter a small bit and found him to be one of the nicest, most courteous people that you could hope to meet. My heart goes out to his family, I hope that they can come through this okay and know that Peter will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

    • Anonymous says:

      When people die they automatic becomes a very good man, but in this case, this man was really a good man all the way

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh give it a rest with the conspiracy theories please. Quit acting like you know more than the vast majority of doctors do. You’re like the guy who listens to the 1 doctor out of 10 that doesn’t recommend toothpaste…

  4. Anonymous says:

    Too young
    So sorry for the loss

  5. Anonymous says:

    an intelligent man who was professional and dilligent at his job. a true gentleman.
    probably the only one of his kind i have met during my involvement in cig projects over the last 20 years.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I trust that this gentleman knew that he was valued and appreciated for his work within the Civil Service and his professional contribution to the Cayman Islands.

    So often more than not, we wait until it’s too late to say the things that are needed to be said. Mr Ranger is among many that I hope knew all of these great words that are being spoken.

    To his family a huge embrace of love, respect and kindness in your time of loss.

    People let us start saying the things that need to be said to one another,each day, whether it be to your child, husband, wife, parents, colleague, or a friend.

    There is no time like the present. The past is gone and the future is not guaranteed to any of us.

    So with love, I encourage all of us to strive to be better people in this time of life so that when we go our legacy will equally have made an impact on this country as Mr Ranger’s did.

    Rest in peace.

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