The one area where she would welcome change though is in teachers' salaries, currently around $30 a month. Under Cuba's complicated dual currency system, her wage is paid in local Cuban pesos. As such, her purchasing power is well below that of those earning money in the country's hard currency, the 'convertible peso' or CUC. … [Read more...] about How times are changing in Havana
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Despite Portugal having a lower rate of new Covid-19 cases in the past seven days than a number of countries on the government's exemption list, travellers entering the UK from Portugal are required to self-isolate on their arrival in the UK. Pictured: Beachgoers crowd Praia da Duquesa, in Cascais, Portugal. on August 09, 2020 as tourism slowly returns … [Read more...] about Escape from France: Chaos as thousands of Britons battle to return home before 4AM tomorrow when country is put on UK quarantine list – as plane, train and ferry ticket prices soar while seats sell out
“It’s too early to say what this year’s harvest will be like, but the next few weeks will be crucial,” said Alex Godfrey, the chair of the potato forum at the National Farmers’ Union, who grows potatoes in north Lincolnshire. “The crops in the ground look good, and have done so far this year, but whether that yields tubers we don’t know yet. We only completed last year’s harvest on 23 March this year. That’s very unusual.” … [Read more...] about UK potato farmers fear another washout for this year’s crop
And we are going to be living with the consequences for a long time. Don’t expect a vaccine to come to the rescue in the short term, says Nabarro. “For the foreseeable future, we are going to have to find ways to go about our lives with this virus as a constant threat to our lives. That means isolating those who show signs of the disease and also their contacts. Older people will have to be protected. That is going to be the new normal for us all.” … [Read more...] about How did Britain get its coronavirus response so wrong?
Where will be added to the quarantine list next? France vows to retaliate against British travellers as No 10 considers fresh travel restrictions on countries that have 20 coronavirus cases per 100,000 people France has vowed to retaliate after it was added to Britain's quarantine list last night following a surge in coronavirus cases - with more countries set to be added if they cross the threshold of 20 cases per 100,000 people in a week. … [Read more...] about Holidays turn to HELL in an instant: British couple who paid nearly £1,000 to beat quarantine deadline after only business class Eurostar tickets are left are among thousands forced to flee France