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EU parliament SUSPENDS Brexit deal vote after accusing UK of violating Northern Ireland protocol – reports
The European Parliament has scrubbed plans for its vote on the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU in protest against Boris Johnson’s unilateral decision to change parts of the Northern Ireland agreement, RTE reports.
Italy blocks 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from reaching Australia in first for EU – reports
The Italian government has reportedly prevented a shipment of some 250,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University from leaving the country for Australia, in the first such action in the EU.
WhatsApp introduces video and voice calls on desktop version
WhatsApp will be hoping the new feature rivals other such platforms that have boomed during the pandemic, such as Zoom.
COVID-19: Twitter expands 'warning labels' to target misleading vaccine posts
The social media platform is also starting a strike system that "determines when further enforcement action is necessary".
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 4 March 2021
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 283 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 3 March 2021. All were negative.
Royal Caribbean plans first fully vaccinated cruises from Israel
It's not coming to any American port soon, but it could be the restart of an industry decimated by the global pandemic.
These Caribbean Islands Are Now Considered 'Very High' Risk for Travel
Antigua and Barbuda and Curaçao were added to the CDC's list this week.
China Aims for Tech Independence Amid Looming Cut-Throat Race With US
China is moving swiftly to map out potential weaknesses in dozens of technological sectors and draft a sweeping plan to address areas that are exposed to external risks, Chinese officials said on Monday.
Ant Group Exec Tells Workers Firm to Go Public as State Regulators Slam 'Insufficient' Data Sharing
An internal post from a top executive responded to concerns from an employee over the company's future and talent retention strategy, and comes after major challenges following the suspension of a historic public listing in November last...
10 US cities paving the way for the future by investing in technology, sustainability, and infrastructure
Denver, Atlanta, and Raleigh-Durham are some of the cities tackling the digital divide and making big strides in innovation and sustainability.
Covid Cases Rising Again In Europe, Warns WHO
"Last week, new cases of Covid-19 in Europe grew nine percent to touch a little over one million," WHO Europe's regional director Hans Kluge told a news conference.
Anal Covid swabs are now compulsory for travellers to China
Anal Covid swabs have been made compulsory for everyone flying into China from abroad, despite protests from governments around the world.
EU blocks shipment of 250,000 Oxford vaccines in supply row
A shipment of 250,000 vaccines due to go to Australia has been blocked from leaving the European Union.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Texas reopening will 'accelerate' California's mass exodus
Sen. Ted Cruz argued on Wednesday that the planned opening of Texas next week to "100%" will "accelerate” the mass exodus from California.
House Republicans move to block financial transaction tax as GameStop furor revives Dems' calls for penalty
House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled a bill to block a financial transaction tax after the recent frenetic trading of GameStop shares revived a years-long effort by progressive Democrats to impose a penalty on stock trades.
One new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 3 March
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 157 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 2 March 2021. One was positive.
CIG Participates in Chamber Careers Expo
Several Government departments will be promoting education and employment opportunities at the upcoming Chamber of Commerce Careers, Education & Training Expo which takes place on Friday, 5 March from 10 am to 3 pm at UCCI’s Sir Vassel J...
Fake COVID-19 vaccines shipped from China to South Africa: Interpol
South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks.
Controversy as EU considers vaccine passports in time for summer travel
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital Covid-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the peak summer holiday period. Some member states have expressed c...
More bad news for Google as Indian media demand lion's share of ad revenue
An Indian media association has demanded Google pay more to local newspapers for using their content, just after Australia passed a hotly-contested law to compel global tech companies to fork out royalties for news.
Anti-Covid vaccine tweets face five-strikes ban policy
Twitter is to ban users who repeatedly tweet harmful misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines.
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 2 March 2021
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 209 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Monday, 1 March 2021. All were negative.
Jamaica imposes new COVID-19 travel requirements for entry
The Jamaican Government has announced that all travelers aged 12 years and older who wish to enter the country, including Jamaican nationals, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or Antigen test taken within 72 hours of tr...
Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation with strike system
Accounts with two strikes against them will be locked for 12 hours. Five strikes will get a user permanently banned from Twitter.
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