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Canada: Fort McKay First Nation man dies as flooding overwhelms Fort McMurray

By Wallis Snowdon From CBC News 25-kilometre ice jam triggered flooding that began Sunday  Fort McKay First Nation man is dead after being injured in the Athabasca River during major flooding that forced thousands of people from their homes in and around Fort McMurray, Alta. Don Scott, the mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, confirmed […]

Update on COVID 19 for Wednesday, 29 April 2020 – No new cases

200 negative results were announced. These include lab and screening tests conducted by Doctors Hospital as well. ·         Also, 200 persons are in government isolation facilities. ·         International mail by the Postal Service is currently not available. ·         Persons seeking extended vehicle inspection certificate to get their vehicles licensed online should electronically submit their current up-to-date vehicle insurance […]

COVID-19: Jamaica now has 350 Cases

From JIS Story Highlights The Ministry of Health & Wellness’ National Surveillance Unit has advised that 45 samples tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This has brought the total number of confirmed cases in the island to 350 as at Sunday (April 26). Overall, Jamaica now has 34 imported cases; 9 cases […]

Remdesivir: Drug has ‘clear cut’ power to fight coronavirus

By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent From BBC There is “clear-cut” evidence that a drug can help people recover from the coronavirus, say US officials. Remdesivir cut the duration of symptoms from 15 days down to 11 in clinical trial at hospitals around the world. The full details have not been published, but experts […]

UK: Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of a son. A spokeswoman for the PM and his partner said both mother and baby are “doing very well”. It is understood Mr Johnson, who has just recovered from coronavirus, was present throughout the birth, at an NHS hospital in London. […]

Cayman: Government proposes framework for virtual asset service providers

The Cayman Islands Government has taken significant steps to advance the financial technology capabilities of the jurisdiction through proposed legislation pertaining to virtual asset service providers. The Virtual Asset (Service Providers) Bill, 2020; the Monetary Authority (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2020; the Securities Investment Business (Amendment) Bill, 2020; the Mutual Funds (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2020; and the Stock Exchange Company […]

Cayman: Island Heritage Insurance cancels 2020 CharityDrive

Grand Cayman, 29 April 2020- Island Heritage Insurance Company, Ltd. announced today the decision to cancel their annual CharityDrive scheduled for the first week in May. Employees working remotely, curfew restrictions and social distancing all contribute to making the way CharityDrive works impossible at this time. The funds allocated for this year’s CharityDrive have been […]

Regional Food Security: OECS Ministers of Agriculture to host Virtual Meeting on Impacts of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 — A special meeting of the OECS Council of Ministers of Agriculture will be held virtually on Thursday, 30 April 2020 under the chairmanship of the Honourable Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The meeting will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the region’s agricultural sector and the […]

Cayman: George Town man arrested for drug related offenses

From RCIPS Just before 5PM on Sunday 26 April, officers were on patrol in the area of Sound Way, George Town, when they observed a male and female who were believed to be in breach of the hard curfew. The officers stopped and spoke with them, and whilst doing so, smelt a strong sent of ganja. A […]

Isolated monks live incredibly long. Is this their secret?

From Donovan Health Solutions There’s no hospital on Mt. Athos… a small isolated patch of rock on the Aegean Sea. Only reachable by boat and populated almost exclusively by an ancient order of monks, there are very few modern conveniences at all. (They don’t even use the modern calendar.) Yet, Mt. Athos has one of the longest […]