November 2021

New republic Barbados names Rihanna as a national hero

November 30, 2021 in Regional

Musician honoured for her ‘extraordinary commitment’ to Caribbean island as it makes a historic political transition. Barbados has declared Rihanna a national hero after removing Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and entering a new era as a republic. Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced...

People with the Omicron variant have ‘extremely mild’ symptoms and haven’t had to be hospitalized yet, says the South African doctor who first reported it

November 29, 2021 in International

The South African doctor who first reported the Omicron variant has said that symptoms were so far "extremely mild" and that nobody has been hospitalized with it yet. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private practitioner and chair of the South African Medical Association, told the BBC's "The...