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Digicel only local business to cut Facebook ads

Digicel only local business to cut Facebook ads

| 30/06/2020 | 19 Comments

(CNS) Regional and local telecoms company Digicel has said it is stopping its paid advertising on Facebook platforms globally for at least July in a “stand against hate speech online”. However, many other businesses in the Cayman Islands and the region are still using the social media giant despite the global concerns about the platform […]

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Seymour ‘doing incredible job’ claims premier

Seymour ‘doing incredible job’ claims premier

| 28/04/2020 | 228 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin went to town with his praise for Minister Dwayne Seymour on Tuesday, claiming he was “doing an incredible job” and that he was “proud to have him” as his health minister. The plaudits came as McLaughlin backed Seymour, despite the response he gave on Monday to a CNS inquiry about an […]

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Minister ducks family curfew breach query

Minister ducks family curfew breach query

| 28/04/2020 | 242 Comments

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour gave a bizarre response on Monday to a question from CNS about a possible breach of curfew at his family home but failed to answer the question. A video posted on social media over the weekend appeared to show his wife working out with a personal trainer, which was potentially […]

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Compass lays off over a dozen workers

Compass lays off over a dozen workers

| 31/03/2020 | 91 Comments

(CNS): Cayman’s only daily newspaper has laid off more than a dozen employees across the business, officials from the Cayman Compass said Monday. The layoffs include Caymanians as well as work permit holders, but the management declined to outline the ratio of workers. “We are all simply human,” the publisher told CNS.

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Tara to take fight to Hollywood

Tara to take fight to Hollywood

| 15/11/2019 | 123 Comments

(CNS): The financial services minister and her team will be turning their attention to one of the most persistent sectors peddling what she said was misinformation about Cayman by engaging the US film industry. Taking the fight to Hollywood, Tara Rivers said she planned on meeting movie makers, script writers and others in the business […]

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Newspaper to supply gov’t  TV with content

Newspaper to supply gov’t TV with content

| 03/10/2019 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Compass has entered into a deal with the Unity Government to publish its local news content on the Cayman Islands Government TV station. Officials from both the newspaper and government said no money is changing hands but the local publisher will allow government to broadcast the video programmes it makes free of […]

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The state of local media

The state of local media

| 03/10/2019 | 54 Comments

CNS writes: Now that the Cayman Compass is collaborating with the government to bring “independent” video news to the local community, CNS is the last fully-functioning, truly independent media house in the Cayman Islands. This is a very sad moment in Cayman history. The quality of reporting at the Compass has varied over the years, […]

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CIG, OfReg silent over loss of local TV

CIG, OfReg silent over loss of local TV

| 23/09/2019 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The premier has made no move yet to fill the void left by the closure of Cayman 27 news, despite claims last month that he was going to move quickly to do so. The station has confirmed that in the month since they were forced off the air, the management has heard nothing from […]

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Cayman 27 not alone in owing OfReg fees

Cayman 27 not alone in owing OfReg fees

| 31/08/2019 | 51 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has revealed that while Cayman 27 was forced off air last night over unpaid fees of more than CI$100,000, it is not the only licensed broadcaster that is behind paying fees due to the regulator. Responding to CNS enquiries about the end of the local TV station, Alee Fa’amoe, executive […]

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Premier explores filling TV void

Premier explores filling TV void

| 29/08/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has said he is concerned about the closure of local television station Cayman 27 and that his government would “begin exploration as to how the void … can quickly be filled”. In a short statement Thursday, following the announcement that Cayman 27 will cease broadcasting on Friday evening, the premier noted […]

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Local TV closing down Friday

Local TV closing down Friday

| 28/08/2019 | 89 Comments

(CNS): Hurley’s TV, which owns the local free television channel, Cayman 27, will quit broadcasting on Friday following the evening news, and after more than 25 years airing local news, sports, weather, talk shows and community events. Officials from the station said that for the better part of the last decade, the economic viability of the station, […]

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