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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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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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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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Boris resigns, Tories begin leadership fight

Boris resigns, Tories begin leadership fight

| 07/07/2022 | 42 Comments

(CNS): After a series of scandals, lies and tumbling personal approval ratings, Boris Johnson finally, but unwillingly, gave in to the inevitable and resigned as Conservative Party leader. He blamed his departure on the “herd mentality” in Westminster after more than 50 government ministers and aides resigned over the last 48 hours, including the overseas […]

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Johnson’s job as PM shaky as two senior ministers quit

Johnson’s job as PM shaky as two senior ministers quit

| 05/07/2022 | 12 Comments

(CNS): As another scandal of his own making hits UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his most senior Cabinet colleague, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, and Health Secretary Sajid Javid have both quit. Johnson apologised on Tuesday for appointing Chris Pincher as deputy chief whip, as he finally admitted that he knew about allegations of […]

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Andrew stripped of military and royal trappings

Andrew stripped of military and royal trappings

| 13/01/2022 | 55 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth II’s second eldest son, Prince Andrew (61), has been stripped of all his military titles and royal trappings as he is left to defend a civil sexual assault case against him as a “private citizen”, Buckingham Palace has announced. “With the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and […]

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Speaker’s ex-UK lawyer in hot water over work for OTs

Speaker’s ex-UK lawyer in hot water over work for OTs

| 11/11/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Sir Geoffrey Cox QC, a member of the British Parliament, is coming in for some serious criticism in the UK over legal work he has been doing in the overseas territories. Cox, the MP for Torridge and West Devon and a former attorney general for England and Wales, successfully represented Speaker McKeeva Bush in […]

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