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7.7 Magnitude Earthquake In Caribbean Sea

7.7 Magnitude Earthquake In Caribbean Sea

[Updated] A earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea this afternoon [Jan 28] and according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.7. This prompted a warning for some areas in the Caribbean, with the Tsunami Warning Center initially issuing a warning of possible tsunami waves reaching approximately 0.3 to one meter above... Read more of this article

Brexit Bill Clears Final UK Parliamentary Hurdle

Brexit Bill Clears Final UK Parliamentary Hurdle

The legislation which paves the way for the UK to leave the European Union on January 31st has passed the final hurdle in the British Parliament and is now awaiting royal assent. The BBC reported, “The EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill, which paves the way for the UK to leave the bloc with a deal on 31 January, is now awaiting royal assent. “Earlier,... Read more of this article

Douglas Endorses Bloomberg For President

Douglas Endorses Bloomberg For President

Michael Douglas has offered his official endorsement of Michael Bloomberg for U.S. President, calling the former New York City mayor “one of the greatest candidates in the history of our elections.” Both men have strong connections to Bermuda, Mr Douglas’ mother is Bermudian and both he and Mr Bloomberg have both spent considerable... Read more of this article

Chubb Welcome Phase 1 Of US/China Agreement

Chubb Welcome Phase 1 Of US/China Agreement

Chubb said they “welcome and supports the successful completion of the Phase One trade agreement between the United States and China. ” “We congratulate the governments of both nations for achieving this important confidence-building step. We urge the U.S. and China to expeditiously move to the important Phase Two negotiations, taking... Read more of this article

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. “Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past... Read more of this article

Volunteers Making Pouches For Aussie Animals

Volunteers Making Pouches For Aussie Animals

A group of local volunteers are making ‘joey pouches’ to help young animals that have been left orphaned due to the catastrophic fires in Australia. The blazes, which have been burning across Australia for weeks, have razed homes and wiped out entire towns, CNN reports. Over 20 people have died nationwide, and according to the the University... Read more of this article

Brexit Bill Heads For Lords After UK MPs Vote

Brexit Bill Heads For Lords After UK MPs Vote

British MPs have given their final backing to the bill that will implement the UK government’s Brexit deal, with the matter now set to head to the House of Lords. The BBC reported, “MPs have given their final backing to the bill that will implement the UK government’s Brexit deal. The Commons voted 330 to 231 in favour of the Withdrawal... Read more of this article

Tanker Vessel Avoids Attack In Gulf Of Guinea

Tanker Vessel Avoids Attack In Gulf Of Guinea

A Bermuda registered tanker managed to avoid an attack in the Gulf of Guinea by increasing speed to avoid being boarded. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “RCC Bermuda received an SSAS security alert from the Bermuda registered LNG Tanker, LNG Lokoja, the report showed the vessel to be in the Gulf of Guinea. “The vessels... Read more of this article

“One Step Closer To Getting Brexit Done”

“One Step Closer To Getting Brexit Done”

Following the vote today in the UK House of Commons which saw MPs vote in favour of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK is “one step closer to getting Brexit done.” The BBC reported, “They voted 358 to 234 – a majority of 124 – in favour of the EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill,... Read more of this article

U.S. President Donald Trump Impeached

U.S. President Donald Trump Impeached

The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted in favour of both articles of impeachment, making Donald Trump the third president in American history to be impeached. The vote went mostly along party lines, with Republicans voting against the measure, while most the Democrats — who hold a majority in the U.S. House — voted in favour of... Read more of this article

British Voters Head To The Polls Today

British Voters Head To The Polls Today

Voters in the United Kingdom are heading to the polls today [Dec 12] for the third general election in four years in the country. A BBC story said, “As British voters prepare to head to the polls for a defining general election – the third in four years – they face a difficult choice, involving two unpopular leaders. “Or as Nick... Read more of this article

Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg recently sailed ’close to Bermuda’ as she makes her way towards Europe from the United States, tweeting about her proximity to the island. She is best known for sparking the ‘school strike’ movement when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call... Read more of this article

UK General Election Set For December 12

UK General Election Set For December 12

Political parties in the United Kingdom are preparing for a general election on December 12 following a vote by MPs yesterday [Oct 29]. A BBC story said, “The legislation approved by MPs on Tuesday will later begin its passage through the House of Lords, where it is not expected to be opposed. “Boris Johnson says he is ready to fight a “tough”... Read more of this article