SCIENTIST BEHIND UK VACCINE SAYS NEXT PANDEMIC MAY BE WORSE

One of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats. In excerpts released before a speech Monday, Professor Sarah Gilbert says the scientific advances made in fighting deadly viruses … Continued

US ANNOUNCES DIPLOMATIC BOYCOTT OF BEIJING 2022 OLYMPICS

The Biden administration will not send an official US delegation to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a statement against China’s “ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. US athletes will still be allowed to compete in the Olympics, but the administration will not be sending government … Continued

GOVERNOR RANKIN HOSTS CHRISTMAS PARTIES FOR THE YOUTH

His Excellency the Governor, John Rankin, CMG rang in the holiday season by hosting parties for children and young adults on December 2 and 3. The two-day celebrations of merriment started at Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre where the Governor delivered Christmas gifts and read a festive story to the students. The Governor then hosted … Continued

PREMIER FAHIE SUPPORTS HON. VANTERPOOL’S CALL TO MAKE ANTHONY MCMASTER CEO OF RDA. REITERATES THAT LOCALS HAVE THE ABILITY TO SERVE STALWARTLY IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

Legislator and representative for the fourth district, Honorable Mark Vanterpool has made an impassioned plea for Anthony McMaster to be promoted from acting CEO to CEO of the Recovery and Development Agency. Speaking at the contract signing ceremony for the commencement of work at the Elmore Stoutt High School on December 2, Honorable Vanterpool emphasized … Continued

RETIRED OFFICER WHO BREACHED AIRPORT SECURITY & TRAVELED WITH LOADED FIREARM FROM BARBADOS TO MIAMI, NOW BEING INVESTIGATED SAYS PM MIA MOTTLEY

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has requested an urgent report on the recent incident that led to the arrest of a retired police officer, Cameron Hinds, who was found with a gun and rounds of ammunition when he landed at the Miami International Airport after arriving on a flight from the Grantley Adams International Airport. … Continued

ERUPTIVE PHASE OF VOLCANO IN ST VINCENT ENDS

Scientists attached to The UWI Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) have ended their tour of duty in St Vincent and the Grenadines.   Activity at the volcano has declined steadily since the last explosive event on April 22, 2021, and all currently available monitoring data points to an end in eruptive activity. However, residual steaming at the … Continued

TENDERS INVITED TO CONSTRUCT BATHROOM AT NEW MARKET SQUARE

The Government of the Virgin Islands is requesting tenders for the construction of a new bathroom building at the New Market Square in Road Town. Tenderers will provide all plant, labour, equipment and materials to perform all operations in connection with the excavation works for site clearance and substructure works; concrete reinforced foundation works; concrete … Continued