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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

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Given Full FDA  Approval

Pfizer Covid Vaccine Given Full FDA Approval

[Updated] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has now officially approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, amending the prior emergency use authorization to a full approval. The FDA website said, “Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine,... Read more of this article

FDA: ‘Additional Dose For Immunocompromised’

FDA: ‘Additional Dose For Immunocompromised’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to “allow for the use of an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals, specifically, solid organ transplant recipients or those who are diagnosed with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level... Read more of this article

Canada To Require Vaccines For Air Travellers

Canada To Require Vaccines For Air Travellers

The Government of Canada will “require employees in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to be vaccinated” and the “vaccination requirement will also extend to certain travellers” which “includes all commercial air travellers.” A statement on the Canadian Government’s official... Read more of this article

July Was Earth’s Hottest Month On Record

July Was Earth’s Hottest Month On Record

July 2021 was the world’s hottest month ever recorded, according to new global data released by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. “In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “July is typically the world’s warmest month of the year, but July 2021 outdid itself as the... Read more of this article

US Court Orders BitMEX To Pay $100 Million

US Court Orders BitMEX To Pay $100 Million

[Updated] The U.S. CFTC announced that the “U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a consent order against five companies charged with operating the BitMEX cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform,” with the order requiring the “BitMEX entities to pay a $100 million civil monetary penalty.” The CFTC... Read more of this article

ICC To Bid For Cricket’s Inclusion In Olympics

ICC To Bid For Cricket’s Inclusion In Olympics

The International Cricket Council confirmed its “intention to bid for cricket’s inclusion in the Olympic Games.” The ICC has convened a Working Group to lead the bid on behalf of the sport which will be focused on cricket becoming part of the Olympic family for LA 2028, Brisbane 2032 and beyond. ICC Chair Greg Barclay said: “Firstly... Read more of this article

Report: US May Require Visitors To Be Vaccinated

Report: US May Require Visitors To Be Vaccinated

The United States is reportedly considering a plan to require most foreign visitors to be vaccinated, according to reports from major international and US media outlets including the Associated Press, CNN, Reuters, and the New York Times. A report from Reuters said, “The Biden administration is developing a plan to require nearly all foreign visitors... Read more of this article

San Marino Becomes Smallest Nation To Medal

San Marino Becomes Smallest Nation To Medal

Bermuda has passed the torch, so to speak, to San Marino who are now the smallest nation in the world to ever win a medal at the Olympic Summer Games, with Alessandra Perilli claiming the bronze medal in the women’s trap shooting final giving her country of only 33,000 people, their first medal. Bermuda had held the distinction of being the smallest... Read more of this article