About CNS

This site is one of a number of websites run by Cayman News Service Ltd, the premier online news outlet for the Cayman Islands and an entirely internet-based media house.

CNS publishes original news content daily on Cayman News Service Headline News, which focuses on Cayman politics, crime, local and environmental news.

Sports and community news articles are published on CNS Local Life, where we also publish our Notice Board and the CNS Community Forum.

CNS Library is where we store the document we accumulate during the course of our work for free use by the public.


  • CNS Business, which was archived at the end of 2017, concentrated on local, offshore and technology business news as well as tourism. These are now posted on  our other news sites.
  • Elections 2017, a subdirectory of caymannewsservice.com, was created to concentrate on the General Elections held in May 2017.
  • Cayman News Service Archives contains news articles posted from April 2008 to December 2014.

Cayman News Service Ltd is a limited liability company registered in the Cayman Islands. The company has two shareholders, Nicky Watson and Wendy Ledger. Nicky Watson is the only director of Cayman News Service Ltd.

Current Trade and Business Licence for Cayman News Service Ltd.

Despite all the rumours and conspiracy theories, CNS has no secret backers, no patrons or shareholders, no funding or help from political parties or (our favourite non-fact) support from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. No individual or entity controls us or owns us. It is politically expedient for people to claim otherwise but this is the truth.

Most CNS articles are written by Wendy Ledger, who is a British national and a Permanent Resident of the Cayman Islands. She covers the proceedings at the Legislative Assembly, the courts, crime, public meetings and other significant events. This is a much larger workload than journalists working for other news organisations, but the fact that she is able to do this and keep smiling is one of the reasons why we are able to function on a shoestring budget and avoid the need for backers with their inevitable demands.

Nicky is British born with Caymanian Status and has lived in the Cayman Islands since December 1987. She monitors the website and edits articles, manages website development, moderates the comments, and runs the business side of things.

Cayman News Service has been operating as a 24-hour online media house since August 2008.