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Covid danger in St Lucia’s tiny courts puts stop to murder trials
Ninety wait for justice as infection controls prevent juries from sitting for two years
Speaker Willock gives history lesson on ‘Speech from the throne’
During the announcement segment of the First Sitting of the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly (HoA) of the Virgin Islands held on January 18, 2022, Hon Julian Willock, Speaker of the House of Assembly (HoA), spoke about the ...
End of Covid pandemic ‘plausible,’ WHO claims
The Omicron variant is leading to a “period of quiet” and a possible end to the pandemic in Europe, health officials say
Inflation is soaring. Should the Fed unleash 'shock and awe'?
The Bank of England has already started to raise interest rates to fight inflation. The Federal Reserve is likely to follow soon. But how aggressive will America's central bank be?
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern cancels wedding plans due to Omicron surge
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday revealed she has canceled her wedding as the country continues to curb a new wave of Omicron cases.
Fauci predicts ‘a bit more pain & suffering’ for unvaccinated
White House health advisor is ‘confident’ there are only weeks until Omicron hits its peak
Pfizer CEO paints ‘ideal’ future of Covid vaccination
Albert Bourla hopes the idea of annual vaccinations will be far easier to sell to the public
What it's like to cruise during Omicron
Cruise ships turning around mid-voyage. People placed in quarantine cabins on board. Voyages abruptly canceled. Crew members trying to appease unhappy customers.
Analysis: The sky is falling for Netflix
Just like its comedy film "Don't Look Up," the sky may be falling for Netflix.
BVI Platinum News accused of unfair dismissal by reporter
Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government news site BVI Platinum News has been accused of unfair dismissal after it suddenly ousted one of its reporters Esther Durand.
COVID-19 & change
A fear of, or reluctance to change, is a recipe for stagnation, decline, and failure. Now change is the one constant in life. From the time we are born to the day we die the one thing that is certain is change, and it’s sibling uncertainty.
COVID-19 death toll climbs to 95 in neighbouring USVI
The USVI has lost a 67-year-old man to health complications related to COVID-19, announced the V.I. Dept. of Health Friday, January 21, 2022.
Daily Covid infections in UK less than half recorded two weeks ago
UK detects 76,807 new cases in the past 24 hours, suggesting Omicron wave has spiked
Withholding vaccine safety data ‘morally indefensible,’ medical journal says
The British Medical Journal criticized Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers for ‘reaping vast profits’ without proper independent scrutiny
Adele shares grief with fans by video call over postponed Vegas shows
Singer extends apologies and tears by FaceTime and social media after Covid delays to her residency dates
Persons ‘sick like a dog’ with COVID & refusing to stay home - Hon Malone
With 47 deaths recorded for the Virgin Islands (VI) since the start of the pandemic, Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has reminded that COVID-19 is real and persons ought to treat it as such.
13 teachers trained to deliver distance learning
Thirteen locally-based school teachers have received training to deliver distance learning and to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in education during and beyond the the COVID-19 crisis.
We need our people to come back home — Health Minister
There has been a call for health professionals originally from the BVI to return home to assist in the current COVID-19 crisis.
COVID scare! 23 prison officers, several inmates ‘down’ — Malone
Just under two dozen officers at Her Majesty‘s Prison (HMP) are currently ‘down’ with COVID-19.
HM Customs intercepts $34K marijuana shipment from US
Officers of Her Majesty’s Customs recently intercepted a shipment containing some 3,460 grams of marijuana imported into the territory from the United States.
No idea whether postponed census will happen this year
Director of the Central Statistics Office (DSCO), Raymond Phillips is hoping there are mechanisms in place to request emergency funding if the option to conduct the national census this year becomes viable.
World Bank rips Microsoft purchase of Activision Blizzard in social justice rant
The money should be used to address the flow of refugees and malnutrition instead, the global financial body said
Unvaccinated seniors 49 times more likely to be hospitalized than those with boosters – CDC
Figures show benefit of Covid vaccines and boosters to reduce hospital risk as agency says: ‘Get vaccinated as soon as possible’
Female leadership is good for the world. Just look at Barbados
Mia Mottley is just one of a raft of strong women across the Caribbean and South America tackling society’s most pressing issues. The world could learn a lot from them
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