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Archives for September 15, 2021

UK: First-time buyers £25k worse off thanks to stamp duty holiday

The latest research by GetAgent.co.uk has revealed how the stamp duty holiday has pushed first-time buyer house prices even further out of reach. The research shows that: –  –          The average price of a first-time buyer home in July 2020, just before the holiday was introduced, was £212,166. However, the latest figures show the average first-time buyer home now costs […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update 15 September 2021, 11 NEW Positives, 104,304 vaccinations given

From Cayman Islands Ministry of Health and Wellness The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 1,752 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Tuesday, 14 September 2021. There were 11 positive test results. Of these, there are nine positive community cases and two positives in travellers. Seven of […]

Haiti PM fires prosecutor seeking charges against him in president’s killing

From Caribbean Life HAVANA (Reuters) — Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry on Tuesday replaced the chief public prosecutor who had been seeking charges against him as a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, plunging the country into a fresh political crisis. Moise was shot dead https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/haitian-president-shot-dead-home-overnight-pm-2021-07-07 on July 7 when assassins stormed his […]

Cayman Premier weighs in on Day of Democracy

GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Today we celebrate the International Day of Democracy, a date the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe in 2007 to promote and uphold the principles of democracy throughout the world. Democracy is a concept born from the ideas of Cleisthenes, the Father of Democracy, who was one of ancient […]

UK Reshuffle: Boris Johnson fires Gavin Williamson as he rings cabinet changes

From BBC Boris Johnson has fired a string of cabinet ministers – and promoted new faces to replace them – in a major reshuffle. The prime minister sacked under-fire Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and moved Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to the justice department. Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Home Secretary Priti Patel keep their jobs. But […]

UK: Property industry reacts to Robert Jenrick exit

From James Lockett ProperPR For those of you covering the news that Robert Jenrick has been sacked from his position as Housing Secretary, please find comment below. Managing Director of Barrows and Forrester, James Forrester, commented: “The government housing carousel continues to turn as yet another one bites the dust and it remains to be seen if […]

PepsiCo announces strategic end−to−end transformation: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive)

Strategic end-to-end transformation to drive sustainable long-term value and competitive advantage. Three pillars of pep+ drive action and industry-leading 2030 goals, including: Positive Agriculture: spreading regenerative practices to restore the Earth across the company’s entire agricultural footprint, approximately 7 million acres Positive Value Chain: Achieving Net-Zero emissions by 2040; Becoming Net Water Positive; and New goals to […]

Not−A−Boring Competition

Swiss Hyperloop Team Achieves Top Position at Not−A−Boring Competition Innovation Award for the Swissloop Tunneling team sponsored by Gebrüder Weiss / Lothar Thoma: “We will continue to promote mobility concepts of the future.” Las Vegas / Lauterach, September 15, 2021 – The “Swissloop Tunneling” research team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich […]

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution begin construction of EV Battery Cell Plant in Indonesia

Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution break a ground an EV battery cell plant in Karawang, near the Indonesian capital, Jakarta The plant to begin production in 2024 with an annual capacity of 10-GWh worth of battery cells, enough for over 150,000 E-GMP battery electric vehicles The battery cell plant will help Hyundai Motor […]

Red Cross golf tournament raises funds

Cayman Islands Red Cross annual golf tournament raises funds for critical programs. The Cayman Islands Red Cross held its 23rd annual golf tournament at North Sound Golf Club on 3 September 2021 raising much needed funds towards the organisation’s community programs. The golf tournament was officially opened by Hon. Sabrina Turner, Minister for Health and Wellness […]