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UK to give its overseas citizens life-long vote

UK to give its overseas citizens life-long vote

| 30/05/2021 | 50 Comments

(CNS): British citizens living outside the UK will soon have the right to vote in future UK general elections, no matter how long they have been away from the country. Currently, British citizens who have been living abroad for 15 years lose their democratic rights, even if they have not gained the right to vote […]

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Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

Prince Philip dies at Windsor Castle age 99

| 09/04/2021 | 35 Comments

(CNS) Updated with local statements and protocol: Royal officials have announced the death of 99-year-old Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband of 73 years. Local officials have said that flags are flying at half-mast on all government buildings across the Cayman Islands today (Friday) to mark his passing. The Duke of Edinburgh died peacefully at Windsor […]

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All travellers to UK require negative COVID test

All travellers to UK require negative COVID test

| 08/01/2021 | 22 Comments

(CNS): Despite being one of only a handful of places around the world with no community transmission of the coronavirus, even Cayman residents travelling to the UK will now need a negative test before they can fly into the country. As part of efforts to protect Britain against the new more transmissible strains of the […]

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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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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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Boris romps to victory in UK elections

Boris romps to victory in UK elections

| 13/12/2019 | 144 Comments

(CNS): The Conservative Party won a significant majority in the UK general election yesterday, not only keeping Boris Johnson in No 10 Downing Street but ensuring that his Brexit deal will go through. While that does not mean he will ‘get Brexit done’, in line with what turned out to be a winning campaign slogan, […]

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Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

Prince Andrew pushed from royal duties

| 21/11/2019 | 37 Comments

(CNS): Queen Elizabeth has moved to curtail the damaging fallout from Prince Andrew’s calamitous BBC interview last weekend about his friendship with the convicted, but deceased, child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In an official statement released Wednesday, as criticisms of the prince mounted, the Duke of York (59) said he would “step back from public […]

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