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7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Cayman Islands, 25 February
The Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Lee, reports that 371 COVID-19 tests have been carried out since this was last reported on Wednesday, 24 February 2021. Seven were positive.
Airbnb predicts 'significant' travel rebound
Online booking platform Airbnb has said it is preparing for a "significant" travel rebound as the world emerges from coronavirus lockdowns.
New Director of Communications Appointed
After a rigorous interview process the Cabinet Office is pleased to announce Mrs. Oneisha Richards-Scotland as Director of Communications (designate).
Pokémon at 25: Rare cards trade for big money
Rare Pokémon cards are fetching six figures at auctions as the Japanese cartoon and video game series celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend.
Cayman Commits to AML/CFT Effectiveness
Noting that the Cayman Islands has been adjudged to have satisfactorily completed 60 of 63 recommended actions to strengthen its AML/CFT (anti-money laundering, combatting the f...
Coronavirus: EU urged to adopt 'vaccine passports'
Greece and Austria are urging other EU states to adopt coronavirus vaccination "passports" which could help revive Europe's stricken tourist industry.
Police Seek Public Assistance to Locate Wanted Man
The RCIPS is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 41-year-old Henry York Carter who was last known to be living in Bodden Town. Mr. Carter is wanted by the police for bre...
CEO Secrets: 'My billion pound company has no HR department'
Greg Jackson is the founder and CEO of Octopus Energy, a UK start-up valued at more than £1.4bn ($2bn), selling green energy. Despite now having more than 1,200 employees, he sa...
A man dies after falling from second floor balcony
Just after 5PM yesterday, 24 February, police and other emergency services were dispatched by the 9-1-1 Communications Centre to Ashgo Street, George Town, where it was reported...
Goldman Sachs: Bank boss rejects work from home as the 'new normal'
Goldman Sachs boss David Solomon has rejected remote working as a “new normal” and labelled it an “aberration” instead.
NEWS BRIEF: 25 February 2021
Is This Sleek New Electric Vehicle the Future of #Vanlife?
The Canoo MPDV van cuts a sharp profile reminiscent of the Tesla Cybertruck.
World auditors voice concern at access to Cyprus cash-for-passport records
A grouping of world auditors say they are concerned that the Cypriot government is limiting examiners’ access to records from an axed citizenship-for-investment scheme that crit...
London Fashion Week AW21 : Here’s what you’ll be wearing this autumn
Balaclavas! Club kids! Camping chic! The all-virtual fashion event delivered real-life style for our brave new world. Chloe Street has the download on what we’ll be buying next ...
UK: Bank-funded police arrest 122 fraudsters
A specialist policing unit funded by banks arrested 122 fraudsters last year amid a huge rise in money launderers using members of the public as so-called “money mules”.
Former US Olympic Coach Geddert Commits Suicide After Facing Sexual Abuse Charges
Ex-US Olympic coach John Geddert faced 24 charges for allegations of sexually and physically abusing his former female gymnasts. The charges were announced earlier in the day by...
Fraudsters stepped up efforts in new year, HMRC figures show
Scam attempts by fraudsters masquerading as the UK’s tax authority surged as potential victims completed tax returns while staying at home.
European Council Summit Discusses Fight Against COVID-19
Luc Rivet - As the first day of the online summit of the European Council members ends on Thursday, the most daunting current topic, the immunization campaign against the corona...
U.K.’s Financial Crimes Agency Wants Companies to Invest in Compliance
The U.K.’s major economic crimes investigative agency has taken steps to emphasize the need for companies to invest in programs and procedures designed to prevent wrongdoing, it...
Former US Diplomat Urges ‘Serious Repairs’ at Home Before Biden Tries to ‘Trip Up China’
A retired diplomat and academic has urged that the US cannot outcompete China militarily, it can only spark an arms race that will give Beijing a powerful military-industrial co...
EU Leaders Agree to Introduce Vaccination Certificates, They Will Be Ready Within 3 Months
The concept of vaccination certificates was rolled out as an idea that could facilitate travel between the countries of the bloc during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Rights Groups Blast Biden’s ‘Smart’ Border Wall Idea as ‘Trump’s Wall by Another Name’
The Biden administration speedily rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump’s brick-and-mortar border wall but has proposed its own border barrier based o...
British Property Tycoon Emerges as Investor in Alleged Art Scam
The British entrepreneur who built up property company Dawnay Day before it collapsed amid the global financial crisis may be encountering trouble with a more recent investment ...
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