CHINA TESTS MILLIONS AFTER CORONAVIRUS FLAREUPS IN 3 CITIES

Loop News Chinese authorities are testing millions of people, imposing lockdowns and shutting down schools after multiple locally transmitted coronavirus cases were discovered in three cities across the country last week. As temperatures drop, widescale measures are being enacted in Tianjin, Shanghai and Manzhouli, even though the number of new cases remains low compared to … Continued

BELIZE PRIME MINISTER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

The newly elected Prime Minister of Belize John Briceño was swabbed for COVID-19 and has tested positive.  This was confirmed by the Office of the Prime Minister this evening.   It says Briceño will remain in isolation for the next two weeks, after which he will be re-tested. No other information was provided on this health.   The prime minister recently … Continued

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED BVI GATEWAY APP LAUNCHED TO WELCOME TRAVELERS!

The highly anticipated “BVI Gateway App” which gives incoming tourists authorization to enter the British Virgin Islands was launched yesterday, November 23rd by Government of the Virgin Islands. The mobile application will be used by visitors to upload their travel documents prior to their arrival from December 1st, onwards. The portal details the application process … Continued

TROY CHRISTOPHER IS NEW CHAIRMAN OF BVI RED CROSS, BEVIN BRAITHWAITE & SYLVIA MOSES APPOINTED AT VC & TREASURER

Press Release The BVI Red Cross welcomes Troy Christopher as its new Chairman; Mr. Bevin Braithwaite as Vice Chair; and Ms. Sylvia Moses as Treasurer. The new appointments were made at Thursday’s annual general meeting. Mr. Braithwaite replaces Mr. Christopher; while Mr. Christopher replaces Mr. Geoffrey Brooks. BVI Red Cross Director Stacy Lloyd commented, “We … Continued

BOEING MAX CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF, 2-YEARS AFTER DEADLY CRASHES

Loop After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. Regulators around the world grounded the Max in March 2019, … Continued

TWITTER TO HAND OVER “POTUS” ACCOUNT TO BIDEN WHETHER OR NOT TRUMP CONCEDES

Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will transfer control of the @POTUS account to the Joe Biden administration on Jan. 20, the social media companies said on Saturday. The @POTUS account on both platforms is the official account of the President of the United States. It is separate from the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account and the @DonaldTrump … Continued

TRUMP’S ELDEST SON TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

President Donald Trump said Saturday his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, is doing “very well” in quarantine after becoming infected with the coronavirus. “My son Donald is doing very well. Thank you!” the president tweeted, following Friday’s disclosure that the 42-year-old Trump scion had become one of the nearly 12 million Americans infected by the … Continued

DOMINICA PLACES ST. LUCIA IN HIGH-RISK CATEGORY OF TRAVELERS

The Government of Dominica has now placed Saint. Lucia in the high-risk category of travellers.This as the Government revised the COVID-19 Country Risk Classifications for travel from the CARICOM Travel Bubble, Low, Medium and High-Risk Countries. The new classification came into effect on November 18. Saint Lucia currently has 141 active cases of COVID-19 according … Continued