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Archives for January 12, 2022

US: At-Home COVID Tests: Where to Buy, How to Use, Accuracy

From Newsmax The surge of the omicron variant across the United States has left people scrambling to find at-home COVID-19 test kits. “Tests are in short supply, there’s no doubt about it, because of the sheer volume of people wanting and needing to get tests,” said Lori Tremmel Freeman, chief executive officer of the National […]

New action: No to forced labor Olympics!

We’re just weeks away from the Beijing Winter Olympics and there are a few things you need to know:  There are no known plans by the International Olympics Committee (IOC) to prevent human rights violations connected to the Games  Olympics merchandise is potentially made with Uyghur forced labor  The IOC returns months-long respectful request for dialogue with cold rejection  We’ve launched a new action to […]

As COVID-19 cases nearly double in the Americas, health workers must be protected, PAHO says

Vaccination, testing of symptomatic individuals, and ensuring health workers are among first in line for additional vaccine doses are key to safeguard health systems. Washington D.C. 12 January 2022 (PAHO) – With COVID-19 infections accelerating in the Americas and the detection of the Omicron variant in at least 42 countries and territories in the region, the […]

Cayman: COVID-19 Update Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 357 NEW Positives [19 New Sister Islands], Omicron – 132 confirmed, 1,830 probable

Grand Cayman – Chief Medical Officer (Interim) Dr. Autilia Newton today reported 357 new cases of COVID-19. This included 11 in travellers and 346 in the community. Meanwhile the Public Health Department reported 1097 PCR tests were conducted since the last report on Tuesday, 11 January, of which 187 were positive. One hundred and seventy positive lateral […]

Olive oil linked to longer life: Study

From Newsmax Swapping out the butter or other artery-clogging fats in your diet for heart-healthy olive oil may add years to your life, researchers say. Folks who consume more than 1/2 a tablespoon of olive oil a day are less likely to die from heart disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or lung disease when compared […]

Since Innsbruck 2012, the Winter Youth Olympic Games are a catalyst for innovation

12 Jan 2022 – The Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, held from 13 to 22 January 2012, had a ground-breaking competition programme, in terms of both disciplines and formats (mixed-gender and mixed-nation) and encouraged teenagers all over the world to achieve sporting excellence and incorporate the Olympic values into their daily lives through a tried and […]

The UWI joins global community in condolences on the passing of Sir Sidney Poitier

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Monday, January 10, 2022—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) joins the global community in mourning the passing of Hollywood’s revered star, Sir Sidney Poitier, who passed away on January 7, 2022. The pioneer Bahamian American actor and film director, Sir Sidney Poitier, was the recipient of the […]

Cayman: Meals on Wheels Change for Change Coin Drive 2022

It’s that time of the year again! Time to empty those coin jar, piggy bank and coin trays to help raise funds to support our seniors. Every penny helps, so whether your donations jangles or folds, know that you will be making a difference in the life of a senior in need! The 6th annual […]

IMF / Kristalina Georgieva’s conversation with Center for Global Development

“Yes, the recovery is likely to continue, but against stronger winds,” announced IMF’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in an event hosted by the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC (Wednesday, January 12).  Georgieva expressed her concern over how this new wave of infections will affect divergence, inflation, and debt. She urged economies to assess […]

Latin America and the Caribbean’s growth will slow to 2.1% in 2022 amid significant asymmetries between developed and emerging countries

In its annual report Preliminary Overview of the Economies 2021, ECLAC emphasizes that 2022 will be a year of major challenges for growth, job creation and tackling the pandemic’s social toll. LIVE TRANSMISSION (English translation available) (January 12, 2022) The Latin America and Caribbean region will see its pace of growth decelerate in 2022 to 2.1%, after […]