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NEWS

Low-Income Countries Set To Get Millions Of Doses Of COVID Vaccine

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced recently that his country would donate more than 100 million doses of the Covid vaccine to poorer countries in the new year. This announcement comes against the backdrop of U.S. President Joe Biden’s commitment to donate 500 million doses to low-income countries. The donation will be routed through COVAX – a worldwide initiative aimed […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Lift U.K. Travel Ban

Jamaica’s travel ban on the United Kingdom (U.K.) has now been lifted. The ban, which was instituted as part of the measures under Jamaica’s Disaster Risk Management Act, was lifted on May 1, 2021. Speaking on the significance of the lifting of the ban, Minister of Tourism Hon Edmund Bartlett noted that “Jamaica will reopen its borders to international visitors […]

NEWS

China Set To Reject BNO Passport

China has announced that it will “no longer recognize” the British National (Overseas) passport for Hong Kong NATIONALS. This move comes against the backdrop of the United Kingdom’s decision to open its doors to millions of residents of its former colony following a Beijing security crackdown. “From January 31, China will no longer recognize the so-called BNO passport as a […]

NEWS

WHO Expects More Variants Of COVID-19 Disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) anticipates more variants of the coronavirus disease in the coming months. New variants of COVID-19 have been detected in Nigeria, Canada, Britain, South Africa, and more recently in the U.S. According to reports, these variants are more aggressive and infectious. It has also prompted several countries to put new travel restrictions in place. WHO Technical […]

BUSINESS

JPMorgan Set To Move $234 Billion In Assets From UK

According to Press reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co is seeking to move about $234 billion of assets from the United Kingdom to Germany as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union. In January, the bank had also announced it would significantly expand its Paris hub as part of plans to relocate some services from London after Brexit. The […]

BUSINESS

COVID-19 Puts UK Economy In A Tailspin

U.K. economy, the sixth-largest in the world, is in a tailspin due to the COID-19 pandemic. U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the government is grappling with something new and unprecedented after figures showed the U.K. economy suffered its biggest slump on record. In the first half of 2020, GDP shrank by 22.6%, the deepest recession in U.K. history, and worse […]

POLITICS

U.K. Judge Turns A Blind Eye On Maduro’s Request For Gold

A UK court has denied Venezuela’s Maduro access to the country’s gold stored in Britain’s bank vault. In London, a judge said the UK government had “unequivocally recognized” opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president. Consequently, Maduro’s effort seems fruitless before the court. Although the case was brought by the Banco Central de Venezuela, asking to release $1bn in gold […]

NEWS

WHO Gets New Funding For Vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO), at a recent Global Vaccine Summit hosted virtually by the UK government, welcomes new crucial funding commitments. The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference, and follows the successful Berlin summit held over five years ago. The new pledges will enable Gavi to protect the next generation and reduce disease inequality by reaching […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Benefit From UK’s Contribution

Jamaica is among eight Caribbean countries which will benefit from a US$3.8 million contribution from the British Government to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease and mitigate its impact. The other countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The contribution will come through the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). […]

NEWS

UK Set To Let Go Of Iranian Ship

According to press reports, British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told his Iranian counterpart that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if Tehran gave guarantees it would not go to Syria. The British Royal Marines seized the Iranian vessel off the coast of the British Mediterranean territory of Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions against […]