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CDC Guidance For Some Cruises To Be Optional

CDC Guidance For Some Cruises To Be Optional

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Covid-19 guidance will soon become optional for many cruise ships, CNN reported. A CNN story said, “When the CDC’s extended conditional sailing order expires on Saturday, the agency is transitioning to a voluntary program for foreign-flagged cruise ships operating in US waters. “The... Read more of this article

FDA Expands Use Of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

FDA Expands Use Of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has amended the emergency use authorization [EUA] for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to “expand the use of a single booster dose to include use in individuals 12 through 15 years of age, shorten the time between the completion of primary vaccination of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine and a booster... Read more of this article

Barbados Officially Becomes A Republic

Barbados Officially Becomes A Republic

Barbados has officially become a republic, swearing in their first president Sandra Mason who said “we do this so that we may seize the full substance of our sovereignty.” The New York Times reported, “In the early hours of Tuesday, at a ceremony attended by hundreds of masked officials, a prince and at least one pop star, the Caribbean... Read more of this article

UN Decolonization Committee’s Resolutions

UN Decolonization Committee’s Resolutions

The United Nations Fourth Committee [Special Political and Decolonization] approved 14 draft resolutions concerning decolonization, with most of the resolutions passing with over 100 votes; with Israel, the United Kingdom, and United States voting against some of them. The United Nations maintains a list of what they deem to be “Non-Self-Governing... Read more of this article

Robert Brockman ‘May Not Be Mentally Fit’

Robert Brockman ‘May Not Be Mentally Fit’

Robert Brockman – an American billionaire accused of allegedly using trusts and offshore entities to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service while failing to pay taxes – may not be mentally fit to stand trial after two medical experts reversed their opinions regarding a potential dementia diagnosis, the U.S. media has reported. A report in... Read more of this article

136 Countries Agree To 15% Minimum Tax Rate

136 Countries Agree To 15% Minimum Tax Rate

A “landmark deal” has been agreed by 136 countries that will see multinational enterprises that meet a certain criteria subject to a minimum 15% tax rate from 2023. The OECD website said, “Major reform of the international tax system finalised today at the OECD will ensure that Multinational Enterprises [MNEs] will be subject to a minimum... Read more of this article

Outage Affects WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook

Outage Affects WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook

[Updated] Bermudians, and millions of others around the globe, are currently having communication challenges, with three of the most popular services – WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook – experiencing an outage, creating quite an issue in a modern world that largely relies on online and messaging services for communication. According to Down... Read more of this article

Reports: Philippines Puts Bermuda On ‘Red’ List

Reports: Philippines Puts Bermuda On ‘Red’ List

According to multiple reports from media in the Philippines, Bermuda has been placed on their ‘red list,’ and “travel restrictions have been imposed on travelers from “high risk” countries that are under the red list.” A statement from the Philippine News Agency — the newswire service of the Philippine government —... Read more of this article

PwC In Caribbean Donates $50,000 To Haiti

PwC In Caribbean Donates $50,000 To Haiti

PwC firms operating in the Caribbean and Atlantic have collectively donated US$50,000 to disaster relief and recovery efforts in Haiti after last month’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake. A spokesperson said, “The money was raised by the partners and employees of the PwC firms in The Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, East Caribbean... Read more of this article

Reports: US To Require Vaccination To Enter

Reports: US To Require Vaccination To Enter

The United States reportedly plans to institute new travel rules starting in November, which will require “all foreign nationals arriving in the United States to show proof of being fully vaccinated.” The CNN website said, “The United States plans to ease travel restrictions on all fully vaccinated foreign visitors starting in November,... Read more of this article

Group Appeals For Global Access To Vaccines

Group Appeals For Global Access To Vaccines

A number of groups and community members have appealed to the UK to join an initiative aimed at making Covid vaccines available to less developed countries, stating that “promoting vaccine access – ending ‘vaccine apartheid’ – constitutes both a moral imperative and serves the interest of the whole of humanity.”The Joint Statement... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Guinness World Record Listings

Bermuda’s Guinness World Record Listings

Bermuda’s listings in the Guinness World Records were recently updated to reflect that we are now the smallest country in the world to win a Summer Olympic gold medal, with the island also noted as holding other records, including having the dubious distinction of being listed as holding the record for the highest cost of living.Smallest Country... Read more of this article

Photos: U.S. Consulate Flag At Half Staff

Photos: U.S. Consulate Flag At Half Staff

The flag at the U.S. Consulate in Bermuda is now at half staff as a mark of respect for the U.S. service members, Afghan citizens and other victims killed in the terrorist attack yesterday [Aug 26] in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul’s airport, the AP reported. The attacks killed at least... Read more of this article