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Cayman Islands report one new COVID-19 case, 14 January 2021
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 206 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 13 January 2021. One was positive.
2021 National Heroes Day plans to celebrate seafarers.
2021 National Heroes Day plans to celebrate seafarers. Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin MBE, JP, MP.
Negative PCR test now required for travel to the Cayman Islands
Effective January 14, 2021, the new rule applies to all passengers aged 10 and older.
NEWS BRIEF: 14 JANUARY 2021
NICE workers make their way across Grand Cayman Minister for Agriculture encourages Backyard farming Hop on Hop off shuttle routes increase
Signal pass 50 million downloads for Android
The millions who deleting WhatsApp because of their broken privacy and censorship, and upgrading to Singnal and Telegram keep growing every day.
St Lucia PM Allen M. Chastanet guest of Honestly Speaking today
The second Honestly Speaking show for the year will have as its special guest, Prime Minister of St Lucia, Honourable Allen M. Chastanet.
Taliban cracks down on 'costly' polygamy
The leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan has issued a decree urging the group's leaders and commanders to forego taking multiple wives, which he said was inviting "criticism from our enemies".
United States of Divided America.
Despite their criticism of his conduct since November 3rd and last week, 𝟵𝟭% of Trump voters say they’d still vote for him if another presidential election were held today:
Switzerland is holding a referendum on whether to strip the government of its power to impose coronavirus lockdowns
Switzerland will hold a referendum on whether to strip the government of its power to impose new lockdown measures. The referendum comes amid an increasing national debate in Switzerland about the rights of individuals.
H5N8 strain of bird flu discovered in Hong Kong for the first time
Two samples of bird droppings taken from Mai Po nature reserve tested positive for the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain.
US adds nine Chinese firms, including Xiaomi, to military blacklist
The Defence Department added nine more firms on Thursday to its list of companies that it says have ties with the Chinese military.
Coronavirus’ global death toll may hit 5 million by March
In worst case, the number of Covid-19 infections in the United States could rise to 32 million, study says.
COVID-19 Infection Gives Some Immunity, But Virus Can Still Be Spread, Study Finds
But experts cautioned that the findings mean people who contracted the disease in the first wave of the pandemic in the early months of 2020 may now be vulnerable to catching it again.
Why Aren’t We Wearing Better Masks?
Cloth masks are better than nothing, but they were supposed to be a stopgap measure.
20 Beautiful Embroidery Ideas And Projects For Everybody
Embroidery projects are what a lot of people would call tedious and while they do sometimes take ridiculous amounts of time to finish they are also very rewarding in the end.
5 K-Pop Beauty Trends You'll Want to Wear in 2021
Get out of your beauty rut with these beauty trends inspired by our favorite K-Pop idols.
Twitter Insider Secretly Records CEO Jack Dorsey Detailing Agenda For Further Political Censorship
“We are focused on one account [@realDonaldTrump] right now but this is going to be MUCH BIGGER than just one account, it’s going to go on for much longer..."
Barring Trump from Twitter sets a 'dangerous' precedent, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admit
Twitter barred Trump after the attempted coup on January 6. CEO Jack Dorsey said he believes that sets a "dangerous" precedent.
Trump Impeached For 2nd Time, Senate May Hold Trial After He Leaves
Unlike Trump's first impeachment, which proceeded with almost no GOP support, Wednesday's effort attracted 10 Republicans, including Rep. Liz Cheney, the No. 3 party leader in the House.
Actor Tom Hanks To Host Television Show For Joe Biden's Inauguration
The 90-minute show entitled "Celebrating America" will feature musical performances from Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and Demi Lovato.
3 Reasons A Negative Test Doesn't Necessarily Mean You're Not Infected
Nasopharyngeal swabs, which collect samples from the back of your nose and throat, are still more reliable than less invasive throat swabs and nasal swabs.
The 10 Republicans Who Joined Democrats To Impeach Donald Trump
Liz Cheney was the most senior member of her party to vote against efforts to challenge the Jan. 6 Electoral College results confirming Trump's loss.
Elon Musk Loves China, and China Loves Him Back-For Now
In turn, Tesla and its chief executive officer have done all the right things as far as Beijing is concerned.
"Politically Toxic" Trump May Be Disqualified From Seeking Office Again
Ten Republicans crossed the aisle to join all House Democrats in declaring that Trump deserved removal from office for inciting an insurrection, offering a withering coda to the president's inglorious fall.
2 Members Of WHO Team To Wuhan Held Back After Testing Covid Positive
The team of 15 had all tested negative for the disease prior to leaving their home countries, and underwent further testing while in transit in Singapore.
Pope Francis, Ex-Pope Benedict Get Virus Vaccines: Vatican
It had already been reported that Francis, 84, had received the jab on Wednesday, the first day of the Vatican's vaccination drive, but officials declined to confirm the news.
Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga, JLo In Star-Studded Biden Inauguration
Local authorities are asking people to stay away from the ceremonies to lessen the chances of unrest -- and of the swearing-in turning into a Covid-19 superspreader event.
Global Temperatures In 2020 Among Highest On Record: World Meteorological Organization
All five datasets surveyed by WMO showed that 2011-2020 was the warmest decade on record, and NOAA said the seven warmest years since record-keeping began in 1880 have occurred since 2014.
Washington Locks Down Ahead Of Biden Inauguration Amid Possible Violence Warnings
Hotels, airlines and other businesses ramped up security as authorities planned to deploy at least 20,000 National Guard troops in the city.
Joe Biden unveils a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan with $1,400 direct payments and federal unemployment benefits
The plan underscores Biden's intent to aggressively shore up a deteriorating economy and address the devastation wrought by the pandemic.
Great business model: Moderna looks to test Covid-19 “booster” shots a year after initial vaccination
This is very healthy, for every business bank account. Moderna is planning to test a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine one year after initial vaccination, “as duration of protection isn't yet known”.
Telegram founder Pavel Durov: We may be witnessing the largest digital migration in human history.
After millions deleted their Watsapp due to privacy, security and censorship issues and moved to Telegram or or Signal, Telegram founder Pavel Durov wrote: Since my last post, the already massive influx of new users to Telegram has o...
Samsung inadvertently uses iPhone to tweet Galaxy Unpacked promo
Samsung committed a tech faux pas on Wednesday when it issued a promotional tweet from an iPhone, the flagship handset made by a smartphone market arch rival.
Anchorage Digital Bank Becomes First Federally Regulated Digital Asset Bank
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has conditionally approved the Anchorage Digital Bank’s application application for a national trust charter, making it the first crypto bank allowed to opperate in all 50 states.
Texas AG Paxton Issues Civil Investigative Demands to Five Leading Tech Companies Regarding Discriminatory and Biased Policies and Practices
Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued civil investigative demands (CIDs) to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Web Services, and Apple, asking the companies for their policies and practices regarding content moderation and, more specif...
Grand Court Opens for 2021
The Grand Court formally opened today (Wednesday, 13 January 2021) for the year 2021.
Minister of Agriculture Appeals to Residents to Start Backyard Gardens
Minister for Education, Youth, Agriculture and Lands (EYSAL) Juliana O’Connor-Connolly appeals to residents to practice backyard farming.
Promising Start to Extended Holiday Programmes and Activities
The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) announces that approximately 370 students are registered to participate in its extended holiday programme.
Man Arrested In Relation to Assault in George Town
Shortly before 12:30AM on Thursday, 31 December, 2020, officers responded to a report of an altercation involving multiple persons outside a bar on Smith Road.
NEWS BRIEF: 13 JANUARY 2021
Annual Grand Court opening held. Voter registration deadline one week away. Family Fun Day fundraiser planned.
Boris Johnson warns against ‘unthinking sinophobia’ in China ties
The prime minister’s comments come amid heightened tensions with Beijing over its Hong Kong crackdown, forced labour in Xinjiang and the UK’s Huawei ban.
McConnell won’t reconvene Senate early for impeachment, but says he’s still undecided whether to vote to convict Trump
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s spokesperson says he won’t consent to the Senate reconvening before January 19, despite Democrat calls for it, likely pushing the Donald Trump impeachment trial into the Biden presidency.
Trump’s re-designation of Cuba as a terrorist state is a farce. For the rest of the Covid-stricken world, they are heroes
In one of its last salvoes, the outgoing Trump administration has put Cuba back on the list of ‘state sponsors of terrorism’ – even as the Caribbean nation offers the entire world its help against the coronavirus pandemic.
Irish PM apologizes on behalf of the state for the ‘profound generational wrong’ inflicted on mother-and-baby-home residents
The Irish prime minister has issued an apology on behalf of the state following an investigation into the country's mother and baby homes, which revealed an "appalling level of infant mortality” at the institutions.
The Meaning Behind Gianni Versace's Fashion Signatures
From Versace's Medusa logo to its famed '90s bondage collection, founding designer Gianni Versace's lasting mark on the Italian fashion house is still felt today.
40 Bohemian Bedrooms To Fashion Your Eclectic Tastes After
With an array of color and prints, varying textures, billowing fabrics and layers of worldly decor, boho style is one of the most fun to create from the ground up.
Watch: Don Lemon, CNN, straggling to say the word 'p*ssy'
What is the problem of saying the word pussy?
Signal becomes No. 1 app after reaching 1.3M downloads Monday
Similar private messaging app Telegram reached No. 2 on the App Store and Google Play
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