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People (in UK, not N. Korea!) must prove valid reason for travel abroad from Monday - or face £200 fine
The Department for Transport said from Monday, people traveling abroad from England will need to complete and carry a declaration to travel document. "Going on holiday is not a valid reason to travel...."
9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 8 March
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 394 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Friday, 5 March 2021. Nine were positive.
Cayman Brac continues COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
Cayman Brac will be administering the COVID-19 vaccine to Stage 3, all ordinary and legal residents over 16 years of age, starting Tuesday 9th March until Friday 12th March 2021.
Latin America turns to Russia for Covid-19 vaccines
Russia's Sputnik V has seen rising popularity across Latin America as more countries announce shipments and deals to purchase the Covid-19 vaccine.
As the world vies for vaccines, Cuba's making its own
Cuba may be on the verge of a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough and not a moment too soon, as deaths and cases spike on the communist-run island.
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases near the 29 million mark, some nations continue to view American vacationers ...
Trinidad & Tobago: FIU uncovers $27B in suspicious transactions
A total of 1,831 Suspicious Transaction and Suspicious Activity reports worth $27 billion were received over 2019 to 2020 by the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago – the most it has received in its 10-year history.
Millions vanish into crypto world in high-yield bond scam
Sophisticated British criminals exploited vulnerabilities in Australia’s search engine and cryptocurrency infrastructure to dupe small investors, lured by the promise of high-yield funds badged by some of the finance world’s most trusted...
The Differences Between the Vaccines Matter
Yes, all of the COVID-19 vaccines are very good. No, they’re not all the same.
Tesla loses a third of its value for the third time in a year
Tesla Inc’s stock extended losses on Monday and is now down by a third from its January record high, making it the third time in about a year that the electric car maker’s shares have corrected that dramatically.
EU's von der Leyen threatens further Covid vaccine export controls, says AstraZeneca supplied less than 10% of agreed jabs
The EU will prevent future exports of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines leaving the bloc unless the drugmaker significantly steps up its supply efforts, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned on Monday.
Tesla loses more than $244 billion in a month as rally fizzles
Shares of Tesla Inc closed lower for a fifth consecutive session on Monday, caught in a tech-led selloff that has wiped more than $277 billion off the company’s market value over the last month.
Harley borrows Detroit's used-car playbook to pursue younger riders
Harley-Davidson Inc has decided the best way to get younger customers to buy a new motorcycle is to sell them a used one first.
Flu-like illness an expected side-effect of Covid vaccines, says WHO, with symptoms including fever and headache
An influenza-like illness is a likely side effect of being inoculated against Covid-19, the World Health Organization's global advisory committee on vaccine safety said in a statement on Monday.
Hong Kong authorities probe death, hospitalizations that occurred days after people received Sinovac Covid jab
Hong Kong officials are investigating a death and two medical episodes reported days after individuals were given China’s Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine. So far no links have been established between the drug and the incidents.
Italy hits 100,000 Covid-19 deaths as new PM Draghi urges public to follow health measures amid ‘worsening’ emergency
More than 100,000 people have now died from Covid-19 in Italy, the health ministry said on Monday, as the country’s new prime minister, Mario Draghi, called on Italians to stick to the health measures to avoid an infection surge.
Gender equality at BioNTech made the impossible possible, founder says
Dr Ozlem Tureci told a WHO briefing that gender equality helped the company act with such speed in developing a Covid-19 vaccine.
‘Active threat’ warning for US email users after China cyberattack
The White House is warning Americans face an “active threat” of cyberattacks by email after Microsoft’s servers were hacked.
New York state senate majority leader calls on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is now calling for the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- a sign of escalating pressure from members of his own party to step aside amid allegations of sexual harassment and i...
These Are the Outfits Vogue Editors Will Wear When We (One Day!) Get Back to Work
All the things we’re excited to wear when we (one day!) get back to work.
The Queen's Commonwealth Day message
The Queen has used her her annual Commonwealth Day message to praise those across the Commonwealth working on the frontlines during the pandemic.
China Exports Soar To Highest Level In Decades After COVID-19 Hit
Electronics and textile exports such as masks contributed to the spike in outbound shipments, as demand for work-from-home supplies and protective gear against the virus outbreak soared during the pandemic.
Queen hails togetherness in Commonwealth Day address
Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday praised the ‘courage, commitment and selfless dedication to duty’ of frontline healthcare and public service workers across the Commonwealth in their response to the pandemic.
Global food prices continue to rise with poorest countries hit hardest
World food prices spiked for the ninth consecutive month to hit a six year-high in February, led by sugar and vegetable oils, according to data from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
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