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Rapid Rise In COVID-19 Cases In U.K.

UK’s government reported 53,135 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the highest number since mass testing started in mid-2020 and up sharply from the previous record of 41,385 set on Monday. The number of new deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test also rose to 414 from Monday’s 357, taking the total since the start of the […]

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COVID-19 Continues To Plague Countries Globally

More than 80 million coronavirus infections have been confirmed worldwide, with over 1.7 million people across 196 countries and territories having died and over 50.4 million having recovered from the virus. As authorities warn of a spike in infections due to travel over the Christmas season, many countries are reimposing restrictions on movement and social gathering. Meanwhile, some countries are […]

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PAHO Calls For A Different Christmas Celebration This Year

Considering the COVD-19 pandemic, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is encouraging member countries to take precautions as they celebrate Christmas this year. PAHO’s Assistant Director, Dr. Jarbas Barbosa, says decisions relating to public and private engagements should be based on the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, particularly data indicating whether the virus is spreading and if countries’ health systems have adequate […]

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COVID-19 — No Letup In The U.S. As Christmas Approaches

Christmas is coming, but the coronavirus continues to rob people of the joy at this special time of the year. The plague continues to be rampant in the U.S., ratcheting up a caseload of more than 251,000 new coronavirus infections, 1 million new ones in just five days, and more than 3,600 deaths in a single day. The national death […]

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US House Reps Vote To Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

The U.S. House of Representatives voted recently to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. However, the vote means nothing if the Republicans maintain control of the Senate under a Biden Administration. In the U.S. cannabis was officially outlawed for any use (medical included) with the passage of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Since then, multiple efforts to reschedule cannabis […]

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Baby Died In Guyana From COVID-19

The Caribbean recorded its youngest ever death from COVID-19 after a six-day-old baby died of the virus in Guyana.  The country reported two people dying from the disease on Monday, which included the infant. The other fatality is that of a 31-year-old woman. The total number of COVID-19 infections in Guyana now stands at 151. The Ministry of Health in […]

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Canada Set To Spend $100 Billion In Covid-19 Recovery Program

Canada’s federal government plans to spend a hefty sum of $100 billion in the coming months to aid the recovery of its economy. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in announcement discloses that the economic relief package is the largest by the country since the Second World War. The spending will put the deficit to a historic high of $381.6 billion by […]

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Coronavirus At Record Levels in The U.S.

The numbers of coronavirus-related deaths are at their highest levels since the spring. On April 15, 2,752 people in the U.S. died from Covid-19, more than on any other day of the pandemic. On Wednesday, last week, 2,300 deaths were reported nationwide — the highest toll since May. Today, the pandemic has claimed more than 267,000 lives in the country, […]

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Guyana Up The Ante In New Hotel Building

Guyana is plowing back money into the country’s infrastructure development and new ventures with its newly found oil wealth. The country, in one of its latest building moves, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the construction of a US$90 million 289-room hotel. The MOU is with integrated oil and gas service company, TOTALTEC. More than 25 Guyanese contractors and […]

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IMF Warns That The Global Economy Is Losing Steam

The surge in COVID-19 infections has prompted a new warning from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The international agency has warned that the global economic recovery may not be as robust as first anticipated. Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said more financial help is needed and warned countries against withdrawing aid too soon. Although the new vaccine developments are viewed positively, […]