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Jamaica rolls out new state of emergency over crime

Jamaica rolls out new state of emergency over crime

| 07/12/2022 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has rolled out a state of emergency in several parishes and police divisions, including in tourist areas, in response to the escalating violent crime in parts of the country. Holness made the announcement during a press briefing on Tuesday, according to a release from the Jamaican government. “My job […]

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Young Caymanians representing Cayman at COP27

Young Caymanians representing Cayman at COP27

| 07/11/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): No government officials from the Cayman Islands will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt this week. Instead, three Caymanian university students, accompanied by National Trust Education Programmes Manager Cathy Childs, will be representing Cayman at this critical conference.

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Environmental lord becomes UKOT’s new minister

Environmental lord becomes UKOT’s new minister

| 04/11/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): Zac Goldsmith has been named as the latest UK Government minister of state for overseas territories at the Foreign Office. The third minister so far this year, Lord Goldsmith is a life peer and is well known for his support of environmental issues. Goldsmith has also helped to fund the conservation of wildlife in Britain’s […]

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HMS Medway sinks boat after $28M cocaine bust

HMS Medway sinks boat after $28M cocaine bust

| 02/11/2022 | 32 Comments

(CNS): Crew members of the Royal Navy Caribbean-based patrol ship, HMS Medway, accompanied by US Coast Guard officers, boarded a drug boat near the Dominican Republic and seized over 400kg (around 882lbs) of cocaine with a street value of more than £24M ($US28M) on its first day of enforcement operations, the UK Ministry Of Defence […]

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Truss resigns as UK political chaos rolls on

Truss resigns as UK political chaos rolls on

| 20/10/2022 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Liz Truss resigned as UK prime minister on Thursday after just 45 days, the shortest period in office of any PM in British history. Following another difficult day Wednesday and a meeting earlier this morning with Sir Graham Brady, the leader of the influential 1922 Committee, comprising all backbench Conservative MPs, Truss threw in […]

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Jam cops kill murder suspect deported from Cayman

Jam cops kill murder suspect deported from Cayman

| 11/10/2022 | 41 Comments

(CNS): Rudolph “Boxer” Shaw (30), who was deported from the Cayman Islands in July, was shot and killed by Jamaican police on Saturday after he had escaped from the Kingston Central police lock-up last week through an air vent. Shaw, who was wanted by the authorities for several murders and shootings, was gunned down by the […]

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Official mourning ends as the Queen is laid to rest

Official mourning ends as the Queen is laid to rest

| 20/09/2022 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The people of the Cayman Islands joined others around the world to watch the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday at home and at special community screenings across all of the districts. Official Condolence books were available for the public to sign and the community also joined in a Radio Cayman live […]

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King Charles passes on former titles to William

King Charles passes on former titles to William

| 09/09/2022 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Prince William was confirmed as the Prince of Wales by his father, King Charles III, in his first message as the new British sovereign in an address to the nation on Friday. Sitting at a desk by a picture of the late Queen Elizabeth II, the new 73-year-old king repeated the commitment made by […]

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Elizabeth II, Queen for 70 years, dies in Scotland

Elizabeth II, Queen for 70 years, dies in Scotland

| 08/09/2022 | 95 Comments

(CNS): Following hours of speculation after it was announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth II was ill and her family rushed to Balmoral Castle in Scotland to be by her side, Buckingham Palace has told the world that the 96-year-old monarch has died. Her eldest son, Charles (73) immediately acceded to the throne, becoming King […]

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Queen Elizabeth’s health raises concerns for doctors

Queen Elizabeth’s health raises concerns for doctors

| 08/09/2022 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth II is under medical supervision because doctors are concerned for her health, according to an official statement released from Buckingham palace Thursday morning. While the 96-year-old monarch has been suffering from mobility issues, the statement did not detail the concerns that were raised by her medical professionals that led to a formal […]

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Truss appoints Clevery as new foreign minister

Truss appoints Clevery as new foreign minister

| 06/09/2022 | 26 Comments

(CNS): Prime Minister Liz Truss (47) took up office on Tuesday after winning the Conservative Party leadership vote on Monday. As she began filling the big jobs in her new frontbench, she named James Cleverly as foreign secretary. Cleverly (53) was made education secretary just two months ago in Boris Johnson’s caretaker government but he […]

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