FAKE DEGREE ALARM: Fraudsters Sell UWI Bachelor’s For $150,000 Apiece; HEART, CXC Also Impacted

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The Gleaner: KINGSTON, JA - For six times less than the amount an average student would pay for tuition at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, in three years, a counterfeit degree can be obtained within days by anyone wishing to bypass the rigours of intellectual discourse of tertiary edu... Read more

Carifta Games Pushed Back To July, But JAAA Remains Committed To Participating

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Jamaica Observer: KINGSTON, JA - Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) remains committed to the Carifta Games despite its second postponement in less than a year and President Garth Gayle is prepared to send a team if the situation is safe. Yesterday, the North American, Central ... Read more

Brexit: £100,000 Of Tariffs Slapped On Fairtrade Bananas From Africa Threatening Farmers With Ruin

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The Independent: GREAT BRITAIN: At least £100,000 of tariffs have been slapped on Fairtrade bananas from Africa because of Brexit, prompting mounting anger that farmers face ruin. Ministers are under pressure to explain why the levies are being charged, despite an announcement tha... Read more

BFRS: Firefighters Honoured For 10 Years Of Service

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Six firefighters are being honoured by the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service (BFRS) for their ten years of service. A BFRS spokesperson said: "A career in emergency services requires compassion and self-sacrifice. It can be extremely demanding, which is why we have to honor those who have reached... Read more

Larry King: US Talk Show Host Dies Weeks After Testing Positive For COVID-19

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MSN: Saturday, January 23, 2021 - US talk show host Larry King has died at the age of 87. The TV star was taken to hospital in Los Angeles in late December after testing positive for coronavirus.King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, twee... Read more

COVID-19: No New Cases In Latest Round Of 601 Tests

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Unlike recent updates, there were no new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the latest round of 601 test results received by the Ministry of Health since the last update earlier this week. "Additionally, since the last update, five cases have recovered," a spokeswoman said. There are currently 49 acti... Read more

Dates Set For Carifta Games In Bermuda – July 2-4, 2021

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The 2021 Carifta Games will not be staged on the traditional Easter weekend. Instead, the regional junior track and field championships will take place between July 2 and 4 in Bermuda. The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC... Read more

Schumer Announces Trump’s Impeachment Trial To Start February 8

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New York Daily News: MANHATTAN - Former President Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment trial will begin February 8 on charges that he incited the “awful” attack on the US. Capitol that left a police officer and four others dead earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-... Read more

New Book Showcases Bermuda’s Offering For Private Trust Companies

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[caption id="attachment_37483" align="alignleft" width="314"] Keith Robins[/caption] News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda, January 22, 2021—Three private client advisers in Bermuda are contributors to a new book, Private Trust Companies: A Handbook for Advisers, putting the spotlight on Bermuda’s ... Read more

New Highly Contagious Coronavirus Strain Could Be More Lethal Too, UK Officials Warn

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New York Daily News: MANHATTAN, NY - The more contagious new coronavirus variant first detected in the UK may also be more lethal than previous versions, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Friday. “There is some evidence that the new variant … may be associated with a higher degree o... Read more