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Russia Adds All Territories To “Unfriendly” List

Russia Adds All Territories To “Unfriendly” List

The Russian government has added eleven more of the British Overseas Territories – including Bermuda — to its so called “unfriendly countries” list, with Bermuda now joining a list that many of the world’s major democracies are already on. The Russian media said, “Eleven more British Overseas Territories have been... Read more of this article

Sunak Officially Becomes UK Prime Minister

Sunak Officially Becomes UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak has officially become the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister after meeting with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace. A BBC story said, “Rishi Sunak has become the new UK prime minister after meeting King Charles at Buckingham Palace. “In his first speech outside No 10, he says the UK is facing a “profound economic... Read more of this article

Rishi Sunak To Become Britain’s Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak To Become Britain’s Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak is set to become the United Kingdom’s next Prime Minister, with the 42-year-old to become the first person of color to hold the position. The Standard reported, “Rishi Sunak is to become Britain’s 57th Prime Minister after both Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the race to be the next Tory leader. “He will... Read more of this article

Liz Truss Resigns As British Prime Minister

Liz Truss Resigns As British Prime Minister

Liz Truss has resigned as Conservative Party Leader, becoming the shortest-serving Prime Minister in British history. A BBC story said, “Liz Truss has resigned as prime minister after just 45 days in office. “The announcement, made by Truss outside Downing Street, follows the near-complete evaporation of her political authority which has... Read more of this article

Joint Statement In Support Of Julian Assange

Joint Statement In Support Of Julian Assange

A joint statement has been signed by a number of local personalities in support “for those who campaigned at Westminster in London on October 8, 2022 to prevent the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.” The statement says, “We, the undersigned, join in our support for those who campaigned at Westminster in London on October... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Launch

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Launch

Bermuda was mentioned during NASA’s recent SpaceX Crew-5 rocket launch, with the island’s tracking station — which is located in the east end — playing its part in the mission. The NASA website said, “The crew members assigned to NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission are in orbit following their launch to the International Space Station... Read more of this article

Canada To End Covid Travel Requirements

Canada To End Covid Travel Requirements

The Government of Canada announced the “removal of all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.” The official website said, “The removal of border measures has been facilitated by a number of factors, including modelling that indicates... Read more of this article

Bermudian Continues To Help In Ukraine

Bermudian Continues To Help In Ukraine

[Written by Stephen Wright] Bermudian Jason Rhind has shared a detailed update from Ukraine as he continues to carry out humanitarian work for various organisations and foundations in the war-torn country. The former Royal Bermuda Regiment soldier has been volunteering in Ukraine since May, initially lending his support and expertise to Tasking Force... Read more of this article

UN: ‘Digital Economy In Small Island States’

UN: ‘Digital Economy In Small Island States’

The United Nations Development Programme [UNDP] Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, and Sustainable Development launched a “survey of people aged 18-35 years old in small island developing states around the world, including Bermuda” and people are invited to take part via a Facebook or WhatsApp chatbot. A spokesperson said, “We... Read more of this article

Moderna Sues Pfizer & BioNTech Over Vaccine

Moderna Sues Pfizer & BioNTech Over Vaccine

Moderna has commenced legal action againsy Pfizer and BioNTech, alleging that their Covid vaccine copied its technology. The New York Times reported, “Moderna on Friday sued Pfizer and BioNTech, alleging that their Covid vaccine copied its groundbreaking technology. “Moderna said in a statement that Pfizer and BioNTech infringed on patents filed... Read more of this article

Billionaire Robert Brockman Dies At Age 81

Billionaire Robert Brockman Dies At Age 81

Robert Brockman – an American billionaire accused of allegedly “using a Bermuda-based family charitable trust and other offshore entities to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service while failing to pay taxes” – has passed away. A Bloomberg story said, “Robert Brockman, who built a multibillion-dollar fortune as a software entrepreneur... Read more of this article

Ukraine Appeal Raises $543,000 To Date

Ukraine Appeal Raises $543,000 To Date

The Bermuda Red Cross has extended a “big thank you Bermuda for being so generous,” noting that the appeal for Ukraine has received $543,000 to date. A spokesperson said, “To date the Ukraine Appeal run by Bermuda Red Cross has received $543,000. These funds were donated to Bermuda Red Cross by many organization like, Aon, whose employees... Read more of this article

WHO Declares Monkeypox A ‘Health Emergency’

WHO Declares Monkeypox A ‘Health Emergency’

The World Health Organization declared monkeypox to be a “public health emergency of international concern” today [July 23]. Thousands of cases have been reported across over 75 countries, and that includes Bermuda, with the Ministry of Health confirming earlier this week that Bermuda has our “first confirmed case of monkeypox.” The... Read more of this article