About CNS

This site is one of a number of websites run by Cayman News Service Ltd, the premier online news outlet for the Cayman Islands and an entirely internet-based media house.

CNS publishes original news content daily on Cayman News Service Headline News, which focuses on Cayman politics, crime, local and environmental news.

Sports and community news articles are published on CNS Local Life, where we also post our popular column, Ask Auntie, and our Golden Spoons Restaurant Reviews. These are genuine reviews, written by select “CNS Foodies”, and are in no way connected to advertising.

CNS Library is where we store the document we accumulate during the course of our work for free use by the public.

CNS also offers free classified ads on FreeCayAds.com, where ads for employment openings and jobs wanted, real estate, cars, boats and general items for sale in the Cayman Islands can be uploaded instantly without registering. Notices and information disseminated by the Cayman Islands Government and local non-profit organisations are published on the FreeCayAds Notice Board.


CNS Business, which was archived at the end of 2017, concentrated on local, offshore and technology business news as well as tourism. These are now posted on  our other news sites.

Elections 2017, a subdirectory of caymannewsservice.com, was created to concentrate on the General Elections held in May 2017.

Cayman News Service Archives contains news articles posted from April 2008 to December 2014.

Cayman News Service Ltd is a limited liability company registered in the Cayman Islands. The company has two shareholders, Nicky Watson and Wendy Ledger. Nicky Watson is the only director of Cayman News Service Ltd.

Current Trade and Business Licence for Cayman News Service Ltd.

Despite all the rumours and conspiracy theories, CNS has no secret backers, no patrons or shareholders, no funding or help from political parties or (our favourite non-fact) support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. No individual or entity controls us or owns us. It is politically expedient for people to claim otherwise but this is the truth.

Most CNS articles on CNS Headline News (caymannewsservice.com) are written by Wendy Ledger, who is a British national and a Permanent Resident of the Cayman Islands. She covers the proceedings at the Legislative Assembly, the courts, crime, public meetings and other significant events. This is a much larger workload than journalists working for other news organisations, but the fact that she is able to do this and keep smiling is one of the reasons why we are able to function on a shoestring budget and avoid the need for backers with their inevitable demands.

Iris Stoner copy edits all the stories and articles for CNS Local Life, including the Ask Auntie column and the Golden Spoons Restaurant Reviews. Iris is a US citizen and a Permanent Resident of the Cayman Islands. She speaks conversational Mandarin, having lived in China for two years and Hong Kong for twenty.

Nicky is British born with Caymanian Status and has lived in the Cayman Islands since December 1987. She monitors the website and manages its development, moderates the comments, and runs the business side of things.

Cayman News Service has been operating as a 24-hour online media house since August 2008.

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We have created a new system to help us address questions we receive from the public for the press briefings. We are getting hundreds every day and it’s impossible to read and deal with them when the PB is in process as there are a lot of moving parts to being able to do the Zoom meeting, take notes and respond to their info in real time.

So we are asking people to send their questions each day BEFORE NOON to: covid-questions@caymannewsservice.com

This will give us a chance to read, sort and consolidate the questions so that we get to the issues that people are most concerned about.

Thanks for your help. In the meantime the ones you have sent will be sorted and collated.