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2 huge Beirut explosions kill 190, injure 5 thousands
Two huge explosions rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, August 4, with at least 190 dead & around 5,000 injured, shaking buildings and sending huge plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.
Beirut explosion: scores dead and thousands hurt as blast rips through city
Beirut has been rocked by two powerful explosions, devastating parts of the city and injuring thousands of people. Eyewitness footage shared widely on social media showed a section of the city's port area on fire before a huge blast engu...
Bermuda Police Service warns about a phishing scam on WhatsApp
The Bermuda Police Service (BPS), is aware of WhatsApp messages being circulated advising users of the messaging app, that their accounts need to be verified or that their phones have been hacked.
Ministry of Labour announces a new employment initiative
The Ministry of Labour is pleased to announce that through a collaboration with Pro-Tone Cleaning Services Ltd (PT), and Bermuda Cleaning Limited (BC), twelve Bermudians will have the opportunity to secure full-time employment over the n...
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Degrading plankton bloom produces brown surface layer in areas of Hamilton Harbour
A large amount of naturally occurring microscopic marine life has resulted in areas of Hamilton harbour displaying a noticeable brown surface layer.
No new COVID-19 cases reported in Bermuda 4 August
Today there were 721 test results received by the Ministry of Health, and none were positive for COVID-19.
Premier and Minister meet with community clubs
Last week, Premier the Hon. David Burt, JP, MP, and the Minister of Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, JP, MP, hosted a Chat and Chew for leaders of Bermuda’s community clubs on the lawn of the Cabinet Office.
Bermuda Post Office return to normal operating hours
The Bermuda Post Office (BPO) today updated the public that all post offices will return to normal working hours starting 3 August.
Virgin Atlantic recommences passenger flights to Barbados
After a three month hiatus, Virgin Atlantic recommenced air travel on August 1 with the first passenger flight from London Heathrow to Barbados.
The masked duchess! Kate Middleton is seen wearing a face protector for the first time as she helps unpack donations at a baby bank in Sheffield in £15 cotton covering from Amaia
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, helped to unpack donations at Baby Basics UK in Sheffield on Tuesday. Kate Middleton spoke to parents about how baby banks have provided them with support amid lockdown. Royal donned floral face mask for the...
Disney reports losses of close to 50% of its profits from the pandemic, despite an increase in subscribers
The Walt Disney Company reported Tuesday that its quarterly earnings were strongly affected by the closure of theme parks and the cancellation of cruises due to the pandemic, but celebrated a new milestone in subscriber numbers.
US Judge Esther Salas Speaks Out About The Shooting That Killed Her Son And Injured Her Husband
This should be a wake-up call for authorities all over the world, to ensure the safety of our judges as well as all the other civil servants. Unlimited freedom for criticism, debates and even protests against civil servants is not only u...
Colombian Justice orders capture of Ex-President Álvaro Uribe
The Supreme Court ordered on Tuesday the capture of former President and Senator Álvaro Uribe , the most influential politician in Colombia in this century, in the process that follows him for the manipulation of witnesses against an opp...
73 dead and 3,700 injured in explosions in Beirut
Two violent explosions in the port of Beirut left at least 73 dead and 3,700 wounded on Tuesday in what the Health Minister called a catastrophe in every way.
The left’s insistence on pushing drag culture on children will only create resentment towards queers
Another day, and another piece of media is circulating the web that depicts a child in an uncomfortable situation. This time a drag queen dances suggestively for a small girl.
Ecuador finds investor support for $17.4bn debt restructuring
The president said the plan would allow Ecuador to free up resources for social programmes and restarting the economy.
Spain's scandal-hit former king flees 'to Dominican Republic'
Spain's former king Juan Carlos, at the centre of an alleged $100-million corruption scandal, has reportedly fled to the Dominican Republic after his shock announcement he was going into exile.
The Coronavirus Is Airborne. Keep Saying It.
It’s a jarring message, and the right one.
William Wood has joined Artex as director, captive and commercial for its Bermudian operations
As part of the office’s senior management team, he is responsible for leading the Bermuda captive and commercial (re)insurance management operations. He will also be responsible for related financial, regulatory and administrative work, ...
Royal family mark 150 years of the British Red Cross
Members of the Royal Family have joined together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the British Red Cross on Tuesday, 4th August.
Opening schools WILL cause a second wave unless testing improves
Scientists said reopening schools in the UK would inevitably result in another crisis that peaks in December. But it could be avoided if test and trace was dramatically ramped up.
The rise of the Econian
A study has shown that protestors who took part in Extinction Rebellion’s demonstrations last year were overwhelmingly middle-class, highly educated and southern. Well, there’s a surprise. It turns out some 85 per cent of the London prot...
US-China relations are entering a dangerous period- Why cool heads must prevail
In a book of essays called “The Next Great War?”, which examines Sino-American relations through the lens of the first world war, Richard Rosecrance warns of “the tyranny of small things”, the points of friction and misunderstanding betw...
The pandemic shows the urgency of reforming care for the elderly
“It smelled like death,” says Stephanie (not her real name) of her first day at Camilla Care Community, a nursing home in Mississauga, a city in Canada. She and other care workers were sent to help out at the 236-bed facility in April as...
John Oliver takes an eye-opening look at the way U.S. history is taught in schools
"A history of America that ignores white supremacy is a white supremacist history of America."
Former Spanish king announces he’s leaving country after Saudi rail corruption scandal explodes
Juan Carlos, the former king of Spain, is high-tailing it out of the country after the Supreme Court began probing an alleged $100 million in kickbacks he reportedly received from a Saudi high-speed rail contract.
Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts
Outbreaks of Covid-19 recorded on MS Roald Amundsen in Norway and the Paul Gauguin in Tahiti
The BBC's latest attempt to play down the UK's role in slavery
Why did the BBC publish an article glorifying a 19th-Century Nigerian slave trader amid global BLM protests?
One Year Residential Certificate to work in Bermuda now available
The Government has launched application form for the earlier announced ‘Work From Bermuda One Year Residential Certificate’ programme, which allows people, such as 'digital nomads', who are able to support themselves while working remote...
Isaias Changing Little in Strength as it Tracks Along the Florida Coastline
Dr. Levi Cowan creates videos and blogs pertaining to tropical cyclones, primarily hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Posts occasionally concern other, non-tropical weather events around the world. Levi has a Ph.D. in meteorology from Flo...
Latin America exceeds 200,000 deaths linked to coronavirus
Latin America and the Caribbean exceeded 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus, which globally has forced authorities in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, to enact a six-week curfew, while other countries such as Spain register w...
Recession? Coronavirus? Economic crisis? What are you talking about? UK's Senior civil servant's £650,000 retirement pay-off sets new Whitehall record for the most money pocketed by a mandarin in a single year
The new class that remain wealthy whatever bad happening to the poor tax payers, the civil servants: Clare Moriarty, 57, has retired after 35 years working across the Civil Service . Has been Permanent Secretary to Defra and Department ...
Finnish Prime Minister marries her long time partner
Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin, 34 and one of the world's youngest heads of government, has married her partner for 16 years, her cabinet announced Sunday.
The world's airlines say they won't recover until 2024, reflecting a new wave of pessimism as the pandemic rages on
The International Air Transport Association, which represents most of the world's major airlines, said it does not expect the airline industry to recover from the coronavirus pandemic until 2024.. The timeline, along with recent comments...
Thank you for flying SpaceX! SpaceX just brought 2 NASA astronauts back to Earth in its Crew Dragon spaceship, kicking off 'the next era in human spaceflight'
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley just completed a crucial test flight of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship. The men splashed the space capsule into the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48 p.m. ET off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, follo...
Black lives will not matter until the economy does
It is time to drop the Western exploitative neoliberal model and build a pan-African prosocial collaborative economy.
Lewis Hamilton wins with broken tire in Britain
The English Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the Formula 1 Great Britain Grand Prix, on Sunday, where he suffered a flat tire in the final part, despite which he was able to cross the finish line right in front of the Dutchman Max Verstappe...
Dr M. Irfaan Ali sworn in as new president of Guyana
Exactly 5 months after the people of Guyana voted in the historic March 2, 2020 general elections, a new president has finally been declared today, August 2, 2020.
BBC website goes offline on first day of new charge for over 75s TV licence fee
THE BBC's move to scrap free TV licences for all over-75s descended into chaos when the taxpayer-funded corporation's website went offline on the first day of the new charge.
Britons to REFUSE to hand over bank statements to BBC - 'Invasion of privacy!'
BRITONS have said they would not be comfortable providing their bank statements to the BBC, after it emerged TV Licensing offices gave over-75s the option of sending over a copy to prove they were exempt from the annual licence fee.
Royal Mint to produce a new coin with the first BAME person to feature in UK history
Mhatma Gandhi will be the first non-white person to be represented on a British coin, it has been claimed.
The US Navy Is Investigating A Video Showing Military Dogs Attacking A Man In A Colin Kaepernick Jersey During A Demonstration
The demonstration reportedly took place at a Navy SEAL Museum event in Florida last year, but videos of the incident resurfaced online on Sunday.
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NASA Astronauts Return Home in SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spacecraft
On Aug. 1, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will depart from the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft after their mission aboard our orbiting laboratory. Starting at 5:15 p.m. EDT, tu...
NBA solidarity: Jonathan Isaac Doesn't Kneel During National Anthem
Jonathan Isaac explains decision to stand during national anthem
If you value your privacy, switch to Signal as your messaging app now
No, it isn’t just for spies and whistle-blowers.
Hurricane Isaias passes Bahamas as it marches toward US
The Category 1 storm has already caused widespread flooding and small landslides in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Delays in COVID-19 testing caused by increased traveller volumes
The Ministry of Health advises the public that due to the increase in traveller testing volumes, our teams have experienced delays in testing and processing results.
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