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Stories for August 2nd 2023

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 16:40 UTC

    Venezuelan activists handed down 16-year jail sentences

    The six activists were convicted of “conspiring” against President Maduro

    Venezuelan trade unionists and activists Reynaldo Cortés, Alfonzo Meléndez, Alcides Bracho, Néstor Astudillo, Gabriel Blanco, and Emilio Negrín were sentenced Tuesday to 16 years in jail for “conspiring” against President Nicolás Maduro, it was reported in Caracas. The defendants were arrested between July 4 and 7, 2022, while staging protests in demand of wage increases and improvements in working conditions.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 16:40 UTC

    Falklands new funding for businesses to grow sustainably and environmentally

    Thermal Grants will be facilitated to both business owners and domestic property owners. For business owners FIDC will part fund up to 50% of costs up to £4,000 to install a renewable heating system

    The Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) unveiled recently a new suite of loan and grant options to enable Falklands businesses to grow in a sustainable way and with the environment in mind.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 16:40 UTC

    Echoes of Falklands success at Guernsey Games leave Isle of Wight “grumpy”

    The archery team celebrating their stunning vicgtory

    Echoes of Falklands' great performance at the Islands Games recently held in Guernsey. In an opinion piece written in the Island of Wight, sports reporter Warren Whitmore appeared a little bit irritated that the Falkland Islands outperformed them.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 15:55 UTC

    Bitcoin Casinos: A comprehensive guide to gambling with cryptocurrency

    Photo: Pexels

    In the ever-evolving landscape of online gambling, Bitcoin casinos have emerged as a fascinating and revolutionary concept. Combining the thrill of casino gaming with the benefits of cryptocurrency, these platforms offer a unique and secure way to wager and win. If you're new to the world of Bitcoin casinos, this comprehensive guide will walk you through what they are, how they work, and the advantages of using Bitcoin for online gambling.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:57 UTC

    Hottest Aug. 1 in 117 years recorded in Buenos Aires

    Tuesday's highest temperatures in CABA were recorded at 4 pm by the SMN

    The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA), the capital of Argentina, Tuesday recorded its hottest Aug. 1 in the last 117 years, with temperatures reaching 30.1 degrees Celsius, according to National Meteorological Service (SMN) data.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:56 UTC

    Colombia: Petro's son denies charges and pledges to help Judiciary

    Nicolás Petro's trial began shortly before his father's Aug. 7 first anniversary in office

    Colombian President Gustavo Petro's 37-year-old son Nicolás Petro Burgos Tuesday did not accept the money laundering charges against him and pledged to help the Judiciary investigate corruption in the South American country's political campaigns. It is the first time in Colombian history that the son of a sitting president is arrested and accused of receiving illicit funds for the campaign, which has led the opposition to request an investigation into the head of state.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:55 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar keeps soaring as elections loom over

    These figures came after Sergio Massa's latest measures to bolster the BCRA reserves

    The “blue” (a euphemism for “black market”) dollar rose another AR$ 10 Tuesday, reaching AR$ 560, its highest quotation ever, less than two weeks ahead of the Open, Simultaneous, and Mandatory Primary (PASO) elections in Argentina, it was reported in Buenos Aires. The gap with the wholesale (official) dollar stood at 102.79%. So far in 2023, the US currency in the parallel market accumulates an increase of AR$ 214 after closing 2022 at AR$343.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:39 UTC

    Falklands reminds residents of unpleasant current cold and flu-like illness, and Covid-19 cases

    People who are ill with a flu-like illness and who are unwell, please contact KEMH for advice. You might be invited in for a swab to determine what virus you have.

    The people of the Falkland Island may be aware that there is an unpleasant cold and flu-like illness and some cases of Covid-19 in the community.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Scottish MP who broke Covid lockdown rules loses her seat on a constituents vote

    In September 2020 Ferrier travelled to London and spoke in the Commons while awaiting the result of a Covid test, then got a train home after testing positive. She was charged with reckless conduct

    A Scotland independent Member of Parliament who was suspended for breaking Covid lockdown rules has lost her seat after a vote by constituents.

  • Wednesday, August 2nd 2023 - 10:35 UTC

    Ten killed in controversial police raid in Brazilian State of São Paulo

    “I am extremely satisfied with the police action,” said Governor De Freitas.

    Brazilian authorities in the State of São Paulo confirmed ten people had died in a law enforcement operation following the murder of 30-year-old Military Police officer Patrick Bastos Reis. Commissioner Antônio Sucupira of Guarujá's Civil Police said two other people died Monday after Governor Tarcísio Gomes de Freitas had spoken of eight casualties. Ten others were arrested, including the suspected shooter, it was reported.

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