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Archives for April 11, 2020

Cayman Islands – Continued suspension of postal operations owing to COVID-19 precautions

BY LA POSTE & SWISS POST From ASENDIA The designated operator of the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands Postal Service, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, owing to measures taken to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it has been required to extend the suspension of […]

The Editor (& Publisher) speaks: The message of Easter means even more this year

It is going to be a very, very different Easter this year. I cannot remember ever not going to church at Easter. It is always special. From the sadness of Good Friday and then the joy of Easter Sunday. The two most intense emotions of our human existence felt so close together. None of us […]

Cayman: 2020 COVID-19 Saturday, 11 April Update – 8 new cases

8 positive results announced today Premier reported 20,000 test kits purchased by Barbados at cost Police Commissioner Derek Byrne concerned about the number of people congregating on seven mile beach on Good Friday All beaches will be closed on Easter Monday (13th April) Hard curfew in place from 7:00 pm this evening until 5:00 am […]

Barbados obtains excess COVID-19 test kits from Cayman Islands

 Barbados Government obtains 20,000 PCR test kits for COVID-19 at cost. ·        Arrangement followed outreach by Prime Minister of Barbados to Premier McLaughlin. ·        Test kits en route to Barbados as of Friday evening. Grand Cayman (GIS) – The Government of Barbados on Friday, 10 April 2020 obtained 20,000 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits for COVID-19 at cost from […]

2019 Nobel-winning chemistry professor shares his views on renewable energy

The pioneer of lithium-ion batteries speaks to BASF about a fossil-fuel-free future. BY ANNA SPIEWAK Chances are—you’re currently reading this article on your mobile phone or your laptop—and you have M. Stanley Whittingham, 78, Ph.D., to thank for that. Whittingham is not only the key figure in the history of the development of lithium-ion batteries, […]

Colombia’s Government acts like a doormat for the United States—and its people aren’t going along with it

By Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC From Independent Media Institute Last year, on November 21, the Colombian people took to the streets in massive numbers to reject the policies of the government led by President Iván Duque. In particular, the people called on the government to withdraw two policies. First, the people wanted […]

Would you say goodbye to FM in exchange for digital radio?

More channels and more quality, as we can already enjoy in the TV world since the change to digital, is what the DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) promises for sound broadcasting. The idea of ​​the DAB was to replace the traditional and inefficient analog FM broadcast and to use its band for digital radio transmission. But […]

NIH launches clinical trial of antimalarial drug Trump has called ‘Game-Changer’ in coronavirus fight

By Jeffrey Rubin From Newsmax The U.S. government’s National Institutes of Health launched an official clinical trial of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ, a medication President Trump has touted as a possible “game changer” in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced Thursday that the first patients […]

SKorean officials worry virus may reactivate in those who’ve been cured

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax The coronavirus may be reactivating in people who’ve recovered, Bloomberg reported. About 51 patients classed as having been cured in South Korea have tested positive again, Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday, the news outlet reported. But rather than getting re-infected, the virus may have been reactivated in those […]

Expert: Record number of bankruptcies coming

Bankruptcies related to COVID-19 shutdowns will set records in the next 12 months, according to Edward Altman, the professor emeritus at New York University’s Stern School of Business who developed a widely used method called the Z-score for predicting business failures. “Whether it’s corporate bankruptcies or personal, this is unprecedented,” Altman said in an interview. […]