Pound Hits All-Time Low Against Dollar After Mini-Budget Rocks Markets

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The Guardian: LONDON, England, By Graeme Wearden - The pound has hit an all-time low against the dollar after the bonanza of tax cuts and spending measures in Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget threatened to undermine confidence in the UK. The pound plunged nearly 5 percent at one point to $1.0327, i... Read more

Rihanna To Headline The Next Super Bowl Halftime Show

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Associated Press: NEW YORK, By Jake Coyle —  Rihanna will take center stage at February’s Super Bowl halftime show. The singer, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sun... Read more

Ian Becomes A Hurricane With Rapid Strengthening Expected Today

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WPEC West Palm Beach/MSN: By Jennifer Collins - After additional strengthening overnight, Ian is now a category one hurricane with maximum winds of 75 mph moving to the northwest at 14 mph. Hurricane Ian will continue to rapidly intensify on Monday as it approaches western Cuba. Ian wil... Read more

Bermuda’s Public Schools Resume Today 

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Minister of Education, Diallo Rabain, has provided the following post-hurricane update.  Minister Rabain said: “Following Hurricane Fiona, all public school buildings have been assessed to safely re-open. “The Ministry and Department of Education are... Read more

DPT: Bus Service To Resume Today

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - With the passing of Hurricane Fiona, the Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO) has stood down, and the Regiment embodiment has concluded. Minister of National Security, Michael Weeks has provided the following updates, saying: "We were very blessed to have had su... Read more

Feds Blast Drug Kingpin’s Bid For Early Release Due To Stress Headaches & Need For Vegan Diet

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New York Daily News: By Thomas Tracy - Queens drug kingpin Lorenzo “Fat Cat” Nichols’ bid for early release from prison due to stress headaches was blasted Friday by federal prosecutors, who said the convict’s migraine problem “is not an extraordinary and compelling reason” to be given a... Read more

PLP: Deadline Draws Near To Declare Intentions As Renée Ming Joins Challenge Against PLP Deputy Leader

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The countdown is on to September 28, the day any other PLP MP who decides to throw their hat into the ring to challenge the party's leadership, must declare their intentions. Curtis Dickinson, the former Minister of Finance was the first to declare that he will challenge Premier David Burt. Hi... Read more

Tropical Storm Ian Strengthens. Cuba In Path, Then A Curve Toward Florida Expected

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Miami Herald: By Alex Harris - Tropical Storm Ian was strengthening in the eastern Caribbean Saturday morning, on its way to becoming what forecasters say could be a Category 3 hurricane threatening Cuba, then Florida early next week. Most of Florida remains in the cone, and under a state of emer... Read more

Vaccine-Resistant Coronavirus Found In Russian Bats

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New York Daily News: By Brian Niemietz - Researchers say they have discovered a vaccine-resistant coronavirus in Russian horseshoe bats. That finding was reported Thursday in the Public Library of Science Pathogens medical journal. According to the report, most sarbecoviruses found in animals do ... Read more

BELCO UPDATE On Power Outages – 21,101 Restored So Far

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As of 11pm last night (Sept 23) Belco had restored power to 21,101 customers in the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona. The company provided the following storm-related outages: 𝐒𝐭. 𝐆𝐞𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬 641 𝐏𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 2,642 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢... Read more