(CMR) Peter Ranger (54), Chief Project Manager of Major Projects Office (MPO), in the Public Works Department at Government of the Cayman Islands passed away suddenly this morning. His colleagues in the Public Works Department have expressed shock and sadness at this passing and we understand many were unable to work effectively today openly expressing grief.
One person observed “he was one of the good guys”.
The shocking news has been reverberating through the Cayman Islands all day today. Exclusive reports are that he was not feeling well Wednesday evening and went to the Health Services Authority's emergency room by ambulance. Unfortunately, he woke up Thursday morning unable to breathe. CMR also understands that there was a change in his diabetes medication earlier in the week. It is now believed he may have died as a result of a brain aneurysm.
The police have confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances around the death of Ranger and contrary to some reports there was no investigation taking place.
Ranger was from Scotland and relocated to Cayman in 2016. He graduated in 1990 with a Masters's Degree in Engineering from Heriot Watt University and began his early career with the Property Services Agency as a graduate trainee working on government capital projects.
Ranger was responsible for the project management of all CIG major capital projects above $10 million. The MPO includes 6 senior project managers and a project administrator who manage external consultants and contractors in the delivery of a range of projects with a value in excess of $500 Million. There are three active ones that fall under him. The MPO works closely with the other PWD departments to provide opportunities for local staff to work in the unit and gain further experience of major capital works.
The office was responsible for projects such as the Owen Roberts International Airport Terminal expansion; The Integrated Solid Waste Management PPP Project; The New John Grey High School. The New Long Term Residential Health Facility as well as Option studies for the Police; Courts and Prison service.
Peter is survived by three sons. His second wife is from Cuba and they share a young son together who resided with him in the Cayman Islands.