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Bermuda eases lockdown restrictions

Bermuda will ease its lockdown restrictions from tomorrow, 20 April, but households are still not allowed to mix and a nighttime curfew will be in place.

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Premier offers assistance, prayers as St. Vincent rocked by volcanic eruption

Premier Alden McLaughlin has expressed concern and extended an offer of assistance to St Vincent and the Grenadines as its grapples with the aftermath of the eruption of the La Soufriere volcano.

‘Explosive’ volcanic eruption rocks St. Vincent

La Soufriere volcano on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent "explosively" erupted on Friday morning, spreading ash across surrounding villages, the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said.

Airlines blast Britain’s travel restart plan, Jet2 cancels holidays until June

British travel company Jet2 said it was cancelling holidays until late June, blaming uncertainty in UK government plans for restarting international travel, which were condemned by airlines.

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies aged 99

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth and a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday.

Study: Climate change shrinks marine life richness near equator

While Cuba’s marine life has suffered from overfishing and pollution, there is mounting evidence that the warming of waters due to climate change may be taking a large toll as well -- both off the island's coast and globally.
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Dr. John Lee: Bermuda’s spike in COVID cases ‘really worrying’

According to Bermuda's Ministry of Health, the territory recorded 108 positive COVID-19 cases on Monday.

‘Happy Monday’: English lockdown measures ease but Johnson urges caution

England's stay-at-home lockdown order ended on Monday with people allowed to meet up outside in groups of six for the first time in nearly three months, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged caution due to rising coronavirus cases in Europe.

EU threatens tougher vaccine export curbs in dispute with UK, U.S.

The European Union on Wednesday threatened to take tougher measures to curb the export of COVID-19 vaccines, escalating an ongoing row with Britain and the United States over their restrictive handling of vaccine deliveries to the 27-nation bloc.

British Airways calls for vaccinated people to travel without restrictions

British Airways's new boss said vaccinated people should be allowed to travel without restriction and non-vaccinated people with a negative COVID-19 test, as he set out his ideas for a travel restart a month before the UK government finalises its plans.

WHO urges world not to halt vaccinations as AstraZeneca shot divides Europe

The World Health Organization appealed to countries on Monday not to pause vaccination campaigns after two more European nations and one in Asia joined a handful which have suspended use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine over safety fears.
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Police search underway after shooting near US embassy in Kingston

Police are searching for a gunman following a shooting at Chest Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica, according to an alert from the US State Department.

‘We’re not racist’, says Prince William after Meghan and Harry interview

Prince William denied on Thursday that Britain's royals were racist after Meghan, wife of his younger brother Harry, said one unnamed member of the family had asked how dark their son Archie's skin might be.

Fraud, airport delays spur move for secure COVID-19 test document

At one of the world's busiest airports, immigration officials are uncovering fake COVID-19 test results daily by checking the required documentation for misplaced letters and errant vowels.

Queen Elizabeth says saddened by Harry and Meghan’s experiences

Queen Elizabeth said on Tuesday the British royals were saddened by the challenging experiences of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and promised to privately address revelations about a racist remark about their son.

Meghan accuses UK royals of racism, says ‘didn’t want to be alive’

Meghan, the wife of Prince Harry, accused Britain's royal family of raising concerns about how dark their son's skin might be and pushing her to the brink of suicide, in a tell-all television interview that will send shockwaves through the monarchy.

Jamaica, Cuba face worst COVID-19 outbreaks yet

While global new infections start to decline, a handful of countries across the Caribbean are suffering their worst outbreaks since the start of the pandemic.

Prince Philip, 99, spends a second night in hospital

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 99-year-old husband, spent a second night in a London hospital after he felt unwell at Windsor Castle and was admitted in what Buckingham Palace said was a precautionary measure.

Britain’s Captain Tom Moore received online abuse in weeks before death

Britain's Captain Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for health service workers battling the coronavirus, received online abuse in the weeks before he died this month aged 100, his daughter said on Wednesday.

Prince Philip, 99, in hospital after feeling unwell

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's 99-year-old husband, was admitted to hospital on Tuesday as a precautionary measure after feeling ill with an ailment that is not related to COVID-19.

UK judge rules tabloid paper breached Duchess Meghan’s privacy

Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, has won her privacy case against a tabloid newspaper which printed extracts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father after a London High Court judged issued a summary judgement in her favour on Thursday.

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