Daily Archives: 04/11/2021

FINANCE: Why Central Banks Want To Get Into Digital Currencies – VIDEO

Why Central Banks Want To Get Into Digital Currencies – CNBC

Intense interest in cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, and the Covid-19 pandemic have sparked debate among central banks on whether they should issue digital currencies of their own. Advocates argue that central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, can make cross-border transactions easier, promote financial inclusion, and provide payment system stability.    Continue reading

HEALTH: Sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths- study shows

(University of Edinburgh) – Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from COVID-19, an observational study suggests.

Increased exposure to the sun’s rays – specifically UVA rays– could act as a simple public health intervention if further research establishes it causes a reduction in mortality rates, experts say.

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh compared all recorded deaths from COVID-19 in the continental US from January to April 2020 with UV levels for 2,474 US counties for the same time period.        Continue reading

CRIME: New York-based Guyanese banker charged with US$1.7 million bank fraud

 Sunday, 11 April 2021

A  Guyanese woman, who lives in Queens, New York, has been accused of swindling the bank she worked at of US$1.7 million, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of a criminal complaint charging Gangadai Rampersaud Azim also known as Julie Azim.      Continue reading

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