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9,079 first dose of AstraZeneca jabs administered in VI – Hon Malone
Some 9,079 first doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine were safely administered as COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue in the Virgin Islands (VI) according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).
COVID-19: Shock over the death of an entire family in Argentina
A town is in shock over the death of an entire family from COVID-19. Mother, father and son passed away in just 48 hours.
Volcanic ash turns to ‘concrete’ after more La Soufriere eruptions
Volcanic ash in Georgetown, the capital of northeastern St. Vincent have turned to almost concrete following heavy rains and more eruptions on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Reopening verdict: 'It was 'buzzing, chaotic and crazy'
On Monday morning, many business owners across the country nervously flipped signs from 'closed' to 'open'.
Parties, ideology & Virgin Islands politics
Having an ideology- social, economic, and political- is imperative for effective politics and government. On a specific Facebook thread in April 2021, there were very interesting assertions on Virgin Islands politics.
U.S. to spend $1.7 billion tracking Covid variants as dangerous new strains make up half of all cases
The funds will be used to help improve the detection, monitoring and mitigation of "new and potentially dangerous strains," the White House said.
Prepare for ‘respiratory irritants’ from La Soufriere in VI - Health officials
Residents of the Virgin Islands are being warned to take caution against concerning atmospheric conditions that could come as a result of the La Soufriere volcano eruption on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Covid infection rate is approaching highest level ever, WHO chief warns
The head of the World Health Organization said Friday that an alarming rise in Covid cases has pushed global infections toward their highest level in the pandemic.
Big increase in construction projects to bring boost to economy
The BVI can expect a boost to its economy from the hundreds of projects that recently started or will start in the local construction industry over the next several months.
Citigroup to exit consumer banking in 13 markets
Citigroup is closing its consumer banking operations in 13 markets across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
A number of employers are stealing from the gov’t
Investigations by the Department of Labour & Workforce Development have revealed that a number of employees and employers across the territory are understating earnings in an effort to withhold taxes from the government.
Hammerson: Shopping centre giant slashes rents in revival bid
Hammerson, owner of Birmingham's Bullring, is to cut rents for its retail tenants by 30% as it aims to recover from a year of lockdowns.
Asthmatics warned to prepare for respiratory irritants from volcano
With confirmation that emissions from the La Soufriere volcano in St Vincent could reach the BVI, health officials are warning asthmatics and those with respiratory conditions to have medication ready in the event they are impacted.
Cruise line CEOs met with White House Covid team, pressed for U.S. sailings to resume, sources say
The cruise CEOs made their case in this week's meeting to replace the government's phased-in approach to sailings from U.S. ports, sources told CNBC.
Rotary telethon raises nearly $100K for St Vincent
The BVI Rotary Family yesterday hosted a telethon which raised funds and pledges totalling $92,815.82 to support the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) who are experiencing significant devastation due to the eruption of the La...
Gnome shortage: Lockdown and Suez canal blockage blamed
Supply chain issues and the popularity of garden centres during lockdown are causing a shortage of garden gnomes.
Beauty supply employees robbed at gunpoint
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has reported an armed that happened outside Dave’s Beauty Supply in Baughers Bay, Tortola.
US imposes sanctions on Russia over cyber-attacks
The US has announced sanctions against Russia in response to what it says are cyber-attacks and other hostile acts.
Prince Philip funeral: How the day unfolded
The Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest in an intimate funeral at St George's Chapel. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Queen was seated alone and only 30 people were able to attend. To mark the start of the service, a minute’s sile...
These 5 job searching strategies helped me get into Google, KPMG, and BCG. Mastering at least one of them will help you land a gig at top companies.
Eugene Hayden lists the pros and cons of using each strategy and shares how to maximize chances of getting into a top tech or consulting firm.
Photo of hug during pandemic named World Press Photo of the Year
A picture of a hug during the coronavirus pandemic has been named World Press Photo of the Year.
Amazon's Bezos: Union defeat does not bring 'comfort'
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has said the company's recent victory in defeating a high-profile unionisation drive in the US did not bring him "comfort".
US Planned To Assassinate Fidel Castro's Brother Raul In 1960: Declassified Documents
The plot came to light as Raul Castro prepares to leave Cuban politics by stepping down as head of the all-powerful Community Party of Cuba.
US officials may need 2 weeks or more to determine if Johnson & Johnson's vaccine causes rare blood clots
The CDC still might not have enough data to evaluate a blood clot link by its Friday meeting, two senior health officials told Politico.
George Bush, In Op-Ed And Book, Steps Into US Immigration Debate
Bush made his points in an op-ed article in the Washington Post previewing his new book "Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants."
The woman building HSBC's 3,000 roaming banker army
HSBC has started hiring hundreds of bankers under a new venture to seek out wealthy clients across China.
Queen Elizabeth Leads UK In 1-Minute Silence At Prince Philip's Funeral
The 94-year-old monarch, dressed in mourning black and a black face mask, sat inside St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, as Prince Philip's coffin arrived on a bespoke Land Rover which he designed himself.
Is Alibaba's fate a warning to China’s tech giants?
It's been a tough week for Chinese tech firms.
Meghan To Watch Prince Philip's Funeral From Her California Home
A source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Meghan had hoped to attend the funeral but she was not cleared for travel by her physician.
Tom Cruise Lists His Grand Colorado
The custom-built residence in Telluride sits on 320 acres and presents panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
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Michelin-starred venue's €20 takeaway Covid burger
Unable to have guests due to the pandemic, a fine dining restaurant in Amsterdam turns to takeaways.
Airport Style, We’ve Missed You
A new book chronicles decades of celebrities at the airport, from Rihanna to the Supremes.
French Inmate Posting Food Videos From Jail Cell Now An Instagram Star
As his culinary fame grows, fellow prisoners have begun placing orders for favourite dishes.
Trained Dogs Can Sniff Out Covid Positive Samples With 96% Accuracy
"This is not a simple thing we're asking the dogs to do," says Cynthia Otto, senior author on the work and director of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Working Dog Center.
Double-Masking Can Be Potent To Protect People From Covid
The findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine also states that the reason for the enhanced filtration is not about adding too many layers of cloth but eliminating any gaps or poor-fitting areas of a mask.
COVID-19 Deaths Cross A Staggering 3 Million Globally
While some countries like Israel have benefited from mass inoculation efforts, others such as India are battling meteoric rises in infections.
2 Russian Cosmonauts, NASA Astronaut Return From International Space Station
The Soyuz descent module carring the trio landed upright after descending through a cloudless sky on a fine spring day in central Kazakhstan, a Roscosmos TV commentator confirmed.
Can Bitcoin Reach $130,000 in 2021? – What We Can Learn from Coinbase Listing
“Bitcoin is dead,” proclaimed one prominent cryptocurrency investor in late 2018. The 18-year-old, Erik Finman, had become a BTC millionaire that year. But as Bitcoin prices plummeted 75%, even he couldn’t shake the feeling that the cryp...
Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them
Delta's seat blocking policy ends on May 1. It cost the airline up to $150 million in potential revenue for March alone as more Americans fly.
Legendary investor Ron Conway tells us Coinbase is the new Google. Here's what that means for the next wave of startup founders.
Just like Netscape kicked off the dot-com era, Coinbase is ushering in a boom for crypto startups, Silicon Valley legend Ron Conway told Insider.
Canadian MP completely naked in parliamentary Zoom call
He did manage to cover his privates with his cell phone.
How to format an SD card and erase all of its data
You can format an SD card using Windows, Mac, and Android devices, and likely your digital camera too.
BVI shares lessons in Hurricane recovery with UN partners
Ms. Patlian Johnson, Recovery and Development Cooperation Specialist in the Premier’s Office, has shared the lessons learned in hurricane recovery by the British Virgin Islands at a meeting of UN agencies and recovery partners organised ...
All Covid symptoms you need to know about after four new ones detected in study
Experts say people in the UK should be vigilant for four more suspected coronavirus symptoms - - on top of the 'classic three' of a persistent cough, loss of sense of taste and smell, or fever
City of London calls for 'paradigm shift' in compliance tech at banks
Britain’s financial firms and regulators should step up the use of technology to cut the cost of compliance and make the City of London more globally competitive, a report said on Friday.
Pregnant women in UK given green light to have Covid jab
Bereaved families welcome decision to offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, based on age and clinical risk
Work Permit Exemption Policy being abused, changes coming– Hon Wheatley
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour, Immigration and Social Security, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said persons are abusing the work permit exemption policy and has warned of changes on the horizon.
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