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US to lift curbs from Nov. 8 for vaccinated foreign travelers

The White House on Friday will lift COVID-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated international visitors starting Nov. 8, ending historic restrictions that had barred much of the world from entering the United States for as long as 21 months.

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UK to remove pre-test for vaccinated travellers

United Kingdom Transport Minister Grant Shapps has announced to the removal of Britain's traffic list travel list and the introduction of a new two-tier plan which will ease travel requirements for the vaccinated passengers.

UK regulator approves COVID booster shots

The approval by the British medical regulator of the Pfizer vaccine to be used as booster shots moves Cayman a step closer to offering boosters to local residents.

Tropical Storm Larry set to become a major hurricane, poses no threat to Cayman

Tropical Storm Larry, which poses no threat to land at this time, has been strengthening in the Atlantic and is set to become a hurricane Thursday then possibly a major hurricane by Friday morning.

US FDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday (August 23) gave full approval to the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE for use in people over the age of 16, in first such approval of a COVID-19 shot.

Jamaica announces coronavirus lockdown with health system on brink

Jamaica will prohibit residents from leaving their homes for seven days spread over three weekends to contain an upsurge in coronavirus infections and shield its healthcare system, Prime Minister Andrew Holness said.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes Haiti, felt in Jamaica

A major earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday morning could be felt in Jamaica, Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean.

Jamaica tightens COVID-19 measures as hospitals cross max capacity

Jamaicans will face increased curfew hours and stricter measures starting Wednesday, 11 Aug., as the country's hospitals grapple with a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases.
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UK moves BVI to amber travel list amid rising COVID cases

The UK government, in the latest review of its 'travel light' travel lists, on 14 July, removed the British Virgin Islands from its green travel list amid a marked increase in COVID-19 cases there.

BVI sees exponential growth of COVID cases

The British Virgin Islands continues to experience a rapidly increasing number of COVID infections, with the number of active cases increasing from 480 to 1,147..

UK scraps quarantine for fully vaccinated Britons in boost for airlines

Fully-vaccinated Britons returning from medium-risk amber list countries will no longer have to quarantine when they arrive home from July 19.
aitian president assassinated by gunmen at home, state of emergency declared

Haitian president assassinated by gunmen at home, state of emergency declared

Haitian President Jovenel Moise was shot dead by unidentified attackers in his private residence overnight in a "barbaric act", the government said on Wednesday, stirring fears of escalating turmoil in the impoverished Caribbean nation.

BVI reimposes lockdown restrictions amid rapid COVID outbreak

The British Virgin Islands has imposed a night-time curfew and closed bars, gyms and hairdressers from Tuesday in response to a COVID-19 outbreak.

Britain, pressed by airlines, may ease rules for vaccinated travellers

Britain is considering easing travel rules for double vaccinated people, a move that would placate airlines which have launched legal action against the government's curbs on trips abroad.

Trees or tourists? Jamaica’s COVID recovery push threatens green aims

Across the Caribbean, one of the world's most tourism-dependent regions, states are struggling to balance protecting the environment and stoking their economies.

Swipe my phone: UK to use health service app as vaccine passport

Britain plans to use a National Health Service phone app as its COVID-19 'vaccine passport' certificate that will allow its population to travel internationally this summer, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Wednesday.

Turks and Caicos makes COVID vaccines mandatory for work-permit holders

Covid-19 vaccinations have been made mandatory for work permit holders in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral

Queen Elizabeth, the world's oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations just days after she bade farewell to her husband of seven decades at his funeral.

Derek Chauvin convicted on all three counts over George Floyd killing

Former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on Tuesday of all three charges he was facing in the murder of George Floyd.

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.

Cayman holds moment of silence for Duke of Edinburgh

Cayman fell silent at 9am on Saturday, as a mark of respect for the passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, to coincide with the official funeral, which took place at Windsor Castle.

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