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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 | 31 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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Minister takes legal action against CMR

Minister takes legal action against CMR

| 27/08/2019

(CNS): Health Minister Dwayne Seymour, who represents the constituency of Bodden Town East, has filed a legal action against Cayman Marl Road and its owner, Sandra Hill, for libel over postings that do not actually name him. Although Seymour is alleging defamation, there are few details in the statement of claim, filed in the Grand […]

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Press needs protection in ‘fake news’ world

Press needs protection in ‘fake news’ world

| 03/05/2019 | 30 Comments

(CNS): A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights, said António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations in his message on World Press Freedom Day, which this year is focusing on the relationship between the press and democracy. Here at Cayman News Service we have noticed a decline in […]

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‘Naming and shaming’ unfair, says local woman

‘Naming and shaming’ unfair, says local woman

| 18/02/2019

(CNS): A woman who says she was wrongly ‘named and shamed’ by a blogger is urging people not to rush to judgments when reading one side of a story on social media. Giselle Johnson was arrested last month following an altercation with her ex-boyfriend after he made what she said was a false allegation against […]

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Tammi returns to telly to take on top job

Tammi returns to telly to take on top job

| 09/01/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The local television station, Cayman 27, which is now owned by Hurley’s Media Ltd, welcomed back veteran journalist Tammi Sulliman this month to manage its news, community content, programming and operations. Sulliman, who is originally from Trinidad and has worked in the news business for more than 18 years, joined Cayman Net News as a […]

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