Regional Leaders to Meet to Discuss Travel Bubble in the Region

first_imgHowever, some countries have removed others and a senior government official, speaking on a radio programme here, said that Barbados, for example had created a bubble indicating that if you are coming from a number of islands you don’t need a COVID-19 test. “So even if we were allowed into that bubble, we would have been outstanding in that we would not have allowed their people in without the test. What is being now is that there is a meeting of the heads this afternoon at 3.30 pm (local time) where they looking to see if they could find a way to harmonise the whole aspect of entry and exit amongst the CARICOM islands,” the official said. In recent times, the regional countries which have been reopening their borders, have created so-called “travel bubbles” allowing for nationals from several countries to freely move in and out without having to undergo many of the tests required for entry and exit from the islands as a result of the COVID-19. ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders are due to meet later on Monday to discuss arrangements that would allow their nationals to enter Caribbean countries without taking the various tests for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The bubble usually includes countries that have demonstrated considerable success in containing and combatting the COVID-19 pandemic within their respective borders. “Antigua and Barbuda has opted for the fact that we are saying, no. According to the dictates of the Ministry of Health in Antigua and Barbuda, once you are coming into Antigua and Barbuda, irrespective o where you coming from you must have a COVID-19 negative PCR test. CMClast_img read more

Gyan’s absence boosts Cranes confidence ahead of qualifier

first_imgMost Ugandans have heaved a sigh of relief  upon receiving  news, Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan and  midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah  will  miss Ghana ‘s penultimate’s 2015 Afcon qualifier against Uganda in Kampala. Both are injured and Caretaker Coach Maxwell will be hoping to find the right attacking combination upfront  with Jordan Ayew also suspended for the game. Uganda  will need a win to boost their chances of making  next year’s competition and  renonwed Ugandan Sports journalist Andrew Oryada, who works for the Daily monitor in Kampala  told  Joy sports in exclusive chat that Ugandans have  welcomed  the news.” The Ugandans don’t seem to be very bothered about the absence of Asamoah Gyan and Kwadwo Asamoah because they feel that,any of the Ghanaian players fielded can still put up a good show. but there are quite  a percentage of  Ugandans  who feel that the absence of Captain Asamoah Gyan is good news because even if he doesn’t score his presence mans a lot for the team “he  indicatedIn Asamoah Gyan’s place, Black Stars caretaker coach, Maxwell Konadu has called up Emmanuel Osei Banahene who plays for Saudi Arabian side Al Orobah as Striker Jordan Ayew will miss the Uganda game due to suspension. The Cranes  have stepped up preparations for the game and after their 3-0 win of Ethiopia  in friendly  Namboole and coupled with Ghana’s key men missing Andrew Oryada hints the air of confidence is growing in Uganda.”Especially after Uganda’s 3-0 win over Ethiopia in an international build on Sunday, Ugandans team and especially the fans are confidence that come Saturday Ghana will lose “he added.Meanwhile, the Black Stars have begun preparations in  Accra and due in Kampala on Thursday November 13, for the AFCON 2015 group E clash.last_img read more

MGM China declares salary increase for nonmanagement employees

first_imgMGM China has announced salary increases of between 2.5% and 7.1% for all eligible non-management employees to celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of Macau integrated resort MGM Cotai.The increase will take effect from 18 March 2019 with MGM stating its “appreciation for their loyalty and commitment.” Eligible employees with a monthly salary of or less than MOP$16,000 will receive a standard salary increase of MOP$600, representing an increment of between 3.8% and 7.1%, while those earning more than MOP$16,000 per month will receive a 2.5% increment.“I would like to extend my gratitude to the Golden Lion Team for their hard work and contributions during the year,” said MGM China CEO and Executive Director, Grant Bowie.“We continue to invest in nurturing our team to develop their skills, and in providing opportunities for them to build a successful career and contribute to the growth of our Macau community.” JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Load More RelatedPosts Pansy Ho becomes first Macau casino boss to speak out for Hong Kong government on protestslast_img read more