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Holness to be sworn in for 3rd time

Holness to be sworn in for 3rd time

| 07/09/2020 | 11 Comments

(CNS): The leader of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), Andrew Holness, will be sworn in for the third time as the country’s prime minister on Monday afternoon following his party’s landslide victory last week. Holness is expected to deliver an address outlining his government’s plans for the next term at the ceremony, which will be […]

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Bahamas shutting back down over COVID-19 spike

Bahamas shutting back down over COVID-19 spike

| 20/07/2020 | 199 Comments

(CNS): The Bahamas will close its borders this week for commercial flights from the United States and other countries, not including the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis has announced. The Bahamas opened to guests just three weeks ago but Minnis said […]

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‘NHS saved my life,’ says Boris

‘NHS saved my life,’ says Boris

| 12/04/2020 | 27 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanked the many nurses and “utterly brilliant” doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital in a video posted on social media on Sunday after he was discharged from the teaching hospital in Central London where he had been treated for COVID-19. The Conservative Party leader said it was the National Health […]

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Cayman selling more test kits around region

Cayman selling more test kits around region

| 11/04/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands Government has sold another 20,000 of its supply of COVID-19 test kits to Barbados after consultation with healthcare professionals here about the numbers we require to manage the testing locally. Officials said that this latest sale was agreed after Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley reached out to Premier Alden McLaughlin on […]

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British prime minister in intensive care

British prime minister in intensive care

| 06/04/2020 | 35 Comments

(CNS): UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (55) has been admitted to intensive care at St Thomas’ Hospital in London after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, his office in Downing Street said Monday. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is now deputizing “where necessary”. Johnson was first admitted to hospital on Sunday, when his staff played down concerns over […]

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Queen thanks people for staying home

Queen thanks people for staying home

| 05/04/2020 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth spoke to the people of Britain and the Commonwealth by video on Sunday, in a very rare address, to thank all healthcare and other front-line workers battling the coronavirus pandemic, but she also thanked everyone who was staying at home, “thereby helping to protect the vulnerable”.

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PM in hospital as virus symptoms worsen

PM in hospital as virus symptoms worsen

| 05/04/2020 | 6 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who announced ten days ago that he had COVID-19, has been admitted to hospital as his symptoms, including a high fever, have worsened. While questions have been raised about his ability to continue leading the UK and its response to the pandemic, officials at No 10 Downing street have […]

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UK PM isolates after testing positive for COVID-19

UK PM isolates after testing positive for COVID-19

| 27/03/2020 | 13 Comments

(CNS): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now in self-isolation, having tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He is the latest high-profile figure in the UK to get the disease following news reports earlier this week that Prince Charles (71) is also in isolation after testing positive for the virus. Johnson (55) said in […]

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Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

Queen reflects on ‘bumpy year’

| 27/12/2019 | 11 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth II emphasised the need to set aside past differences and come together, as she gave her annual message to the Commonwealth this year. In her 68th Christmas broadcast, the 93-year-old monarch spoke about a “bumpy year”, but did not convey whether she was referring to the bumps in British politics or her […]

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Carnival cruise ships crash in Mexico

Carnival cruise ships crash in Mexico

| 20/12/2019 | 75 Comments

(CNS): Two cruise ships belonging to the Carnival Corporation, the cruise line partnering with the Cayman Islands Government over the proposed controversial cruise project here, crashed in Mexican waters just before 9am Friday. The Carnival Legend and Carnival Glory collided in high winds as they were docking at the berthing facility in Cozumel. The Royal […]

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Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World

Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World

| 16/12/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): For the first time in the history of international beauty pageants black women now hold the two top crowns after Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh won the 69th Miss World contest in London on Saturday, just a week after Miss South Africa took the Miss Universe title. Singh (23) from St Thomas, Jamaica, who is […]

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