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Statement by the Caribbean Community on UK’s Commission of Inquiry in the British Virgin Islands
The heads of Caricom members have released a weak, stuttering and cowardly message in response to the scandal that the dubious governor Augustus "Gus" Jaspert caused on the island before he left. The cowardly message does not express the...
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla On Covid Vaccine: Extended Interview
In an exclusive interview with Lester Holt, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla discusses the company’s Covid-19 vaccine — including the potential for a booster shot, vaccine trials for children and more.
6 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 26 February
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 358 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Thursday, 25 February 2021. Six were positive.
Garden decking ideas: decking ideas for a chic and modern outdoor space
Gorgeous garden decking ideas for a modern decked patio garden. We've found 18 stylish garden decking ideas for a chic, modern outdoor space.
Second Man Charged in Relation to Drug Interdiction
Update (26 February,2021): Police have now received and registered six charges against a second man in relation to a drug interdiction incident that took place on 21 May 2020 in the area of Spotts Beach on Shamrock Road.
Biden will follow Trump’s policy to support Saudi Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing
President Biden won’t risk ties to Saudi Arabia by punishing Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, administration officials said, despite intelligence that shows the crown prince approved the plot to kill and di...
Ministry of Education Tour Construction Site of New John Gray High School
Judge In Google Case Disturbed That Even "Incognito" Users Are Tracked
The Alphabet Inc. unit says activating the stealth mode in Chrome, or "private browsing" in other browsers, means the company won't "remember your activity."
SCTLD Update to Watersports & Diver Operators
Customers are reporting credit-card payment crashes at restaurants and stores across the US, including Chick-fil-A and Ikea
Customers are reporting they can't purchase food or products at some places because they're not accepting credit cards.
Election Office's Response on Quarantined Electors
The Elections Office welcomes the support of the Human Rights Commission in our efforts to find a suitable resolution that will safely permit electors isolating or quarantining on Election Day to exercise their right to vote.
Pfizer Covid Vaccine Reduces Transmission After One Dose
Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.
NEWS BRIEF: 26 February 2021
Harry: We did not walk way... I did what any husband would do
The Duke of Sussex says life is in public service - but he left UK because his mental health was being destroyed
How will covid-19 change travel?
The covid-19 pandemic has devastated the travel industry. But as vaccines are rolled out and global travel slowly picks up, how will the industry evolve, and will holidays ever be the same again?
Bill Gates: I’d rather invest in vaccines than Bitcoin
Bill Gates says he’d prefer to invest in vaccines than Bitcoin.
Prince Harry on life in California and what he thinks about The Crown
The Duke of Sussex has given further insights into life in California with Meghan and their son Archie, giving an interview to James Corden while travelling the streets of Los Angeles on an open-top bus.
Could Facebook's news row in Australia replicate itself in Europe?
Facebook's move to ban news sites from its platform in Australia was a chilling warning for those who fear the same censorship and democracy blackout could happen in Europe.
A right royal own goal: Queen oversteps the mark with vaccine comments
The Queen has implied that Britons who do not wish to take a Covid-19 vaccine are selfish, saying people should think of others and not themselves. Breaking a long tradition of neutrality, the monarch has joined the orthodoxy.
Former Spanish king pays €4.4 million in bid to settle tax situation
The payment marks Juan Carlos I's second attempt to regularise past undeclared income.
Cayman Islands, Morocco Placed on Terror-Financing Watch List
Four jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands and Morocco, will undergo increased monitoring as they face pressure from a global watchdog to address deficiencies in their anti-money-laundering efforts.
Sharon Tate's Best '60s Style Moments
From turtlenecks and miniskirts to statement eyeliner and iconic blonde locks, Sharon Tate remains a style icon today.
Lawyers, accountants and others play key role in financial crime
A powerful international organization whose members represent the world’s largest economies has issued a strong warning about the “threats and risks” posed by lawyers, accountants and other facilitators who help their clients commit and ...
Opinion: Australia's Big Tech crackdown is no model to emulate
Australia's decision to make Google and Facebook pay for news has been hailed by many as a triumph for journalism. The reality is a bit more complicated, though, says Kate Ferguson.
Ban All Big Mergers. Period.
A simple law would stop the U.S. government from rubber-stamping corporate consolidation.
Huawei 2020 revenue ticks up despite US sanctions, chairman says
Huawei has repeatedly denied it poses a security risk.
Huawei unveils folding smartphone with an 8-inch-wide screen
Phone offers crisper visuals, better sound for movies, games
How Britain could keep its 'crown' in finance and technology after Brexit
The United Kingdom should introduce special visas and overhaul its stock market rules to allow entrepreneurs to keep control of their companies if it wants to remain competitive in financial technology after Brexit.
Alibaba is back in Beijing's good books for helping to fix poverty
Jack Ma's tech empire may still be facing tough new regulations in China, but Alibaba seems to have won at least a little bit of favor this week from President Xi Jinping.
Michelle Obama is launching a cooking show on Netflix
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is launching a kid-centric cooking show on Netflix.
Amazon is putting cameras in its delivery vans and some drivers aren't happy
For Kamille Elizabeth, delivering Amazon packages in Wilmington, Delaware feels carefree and comfortable. She has deliveries to make and rules to follow, but says she enjoys being on the road by herself with what she calls a "limited fre...
India imposes new rules on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
India issued strict new rules on Thursday for Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) and other social media platforms weeks after the country's government attempted to pressure Twitter to take down accounts it deemed incendiary.
Exclusive: China's Huawei, reeling from U.S. sanctions, plans foray into EVs
China’s Huawei plans to make electric vehicles under its own brand and could launch some models this year, four sources said, as the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker, battered by U.S. sanctions, explores a strategic shift.
Bitcoin set for worst week since March as riskier assets sold off
Bitcoin was headed on Friday for its worst week since March as a rout in global bond markets sent yields flying and sparked a sell-off in riskier assets.
Robinhood gets inquires from regulators over trading restrictions
Online brokerage app Robinhood has received inquiries from regulators about the temporary trading curbs it imposed during a wild rally in shorted stocks earlier this year, it said on Friday.
Congress has new appetite for breach law following SolarWinds hack
A senior Democratic lawmaker said there is a growing appetite for a new federal cybersecurity breach notification law in the wake of a sprawling series of digital intrusions blamed on the Russian government.
U.S. SEC suspends trading in 15 securities due to 'questionable' social media activity
The U.S. securities regulator on Friday suspended trading in the securities of 15 companies because of “questionable trading and social media activity,” the latest in a string of temporary trading halts amid volatile trading in so-called...
Rishi Sunak's wealthy wife 'claimed up to £100,000 from furlough' to pay staff
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife – one of Britain’s wealthiest women – is said to have claimed up to £100,000 from the coronavirus furlough scheme for her business.
Horror as Oprah Winfrey asks Mary-Kate and Ashley about their size
Oprah Winfrey has come under fire for her ‘problematic’ interview with teenage Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in which she asked them about their clothing size.
Palace aides say Prince Harry's interview with James Corden was 'unhelpful'
Buckingham Palace has named Prince Harry’s open-top bus interview with James Corden ‘unhelpful’, royal sources claim.
Biden shares report saying Saudi prince backed by Trump ok'd journalist's murder
Joe Biden has shared a report blocked by Donald Trump claiming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the execution of a critical journalist.
Airbnb predicts 'significant' travel rebound
Online booking platform Airbnb has said it is preparing for a "significant" travel rebound as the world emerges from coronavirus lockdowns.
Pokémon at 25: Rare cards trade for big money
Rare Pokémon cards are fetching six figures at auctions as the Japanese cartoon and video game series celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend.
Coronavirus: EU urged to adopt 'vaccine passports'
Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports" which could help revive Europe's stricken tourist industry.
EU chief: Vaccine certificates could be available within three months
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said after a virtual meeting of EU leaders that vaccination certificates could be ready to use in three months time.
GameStop surges again as Reddit crashes temporarily
Shares in GameStop surged on Wednesday in what could mark a return to frenzied trading that rocked markets last month.
Chinese £3,200 budget electric car takes on Tesla
A budget electric vehicle (EV) selling in China for $4,500 (£3,200) is now outselling Tesla's more upmarket cars.
Goldman Sachs: Bank boss rejects work from home as the 'new normal'
Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon has rejected remote working as a “new normal” and labelled it an “aberration” instead.
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