Working from home could be about to get a whole lot more glamorous thanks to Barbados! That's because the Caribbean island has launched a new visa specifically for remote workers - meaning you could go and do your job while making the most of its beaches. The new '12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp' is valid for stays up until a year, and the best part is that you can choose to come alone or bring your family. Basically, if you've always dreamed of living on a Caribbean island but you don't want to pack in your job, this could be the ideal solution. After all, you'd have ample opportunity to explore the dreamy hotspot whether you're after fun things to do with the kids or want to try some of the best adventures to be had on the island . Oh, and then of course there are those utterly incredible beaches Barbados is renowned for, with white sands, turquoise waters and breathtaking scenery. You can already apply for the visa on the Welcome Stamp website . Fees cost … [Read more...] about Barbados invites Brits to work from home on its beaches for a year with new visa
Care homes can refuse to hire staff who won't accept the coronavirus vaccine, the Justice Secretary confirmed today. Robert Buckland said providers were legally allowed to make vaccination a condition of employment as long as they could provide a 'clear rationale'. He added the Government would not enforce 'no jab, no job' policies on care home workers, but added that it would not prevent employers blocking future contracts for those who refuse the vaccine. All care home staff staff and residents have been offered their first jab, yet more than a quarter (28.5 per cent) have refused to take it. Uptake is worst in London, where only 54.8 per cent of eligible staff in older care homes have had a jab. Vaccine hesitancy among black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, who make up a large proportion of care staff, is believed to be behind the poorer uptake, particularly in the capital. Care home residents are most vulnerable to Covid because their of age and frailty, … [Read more...] about Care homes can refuse to hire staff or renew contracts of workers who won’t accept the vaccine, Justice Secretary confirms
Back in the early Nineties, teenage fans across the globe swooned heavily over Home and Away heartthrob Dieter Brummer. The Australian star played floppy-haired bad-boy-turned-good, Shane Parrish, who married the free-spirited runaway Angel before dying from septicaemia after cutting himself on a wire on their first wedding anniversary. It later emerged that Dieter, now 44, actually begged bosses to kill him off in 1996 amid a bitter real life feud with actress Melissa George , who played his on-screen wife. He told Woman's Day: "We may have been love interests on the show but the chemistry was far from real! “Mel was incredibly ambitious right from the outset. I think she wanted to be the next Kylie Minogue. “She was a big fan and she aspired to be a big star just like Kylie. I don’t think she had much time for the cast of Home and Away." Melissa later told Home and Award special, Endless Summer that there had indeed been tensions in their working relationship. … [Read more...] about Home and Away hunk Dieter Brummer now – exit over Melissa George feud to window cleaner
When Kelly Sutamto* moved from Germany to China in 2019 for her husband's job, the Indonesian graphic designer had to get special permission from her German employer to do her work remotely. Two years and one pandemic later, Sutamto is back in Germany and still working from home. Now, everyone else from her office is, too. "Since I've been working from home since before the pandemic, my situation hasn't really changed," she tells DW. But it has gotten a lot easier "now that everyone is in the same situation." When the novel coronavirus began spreading around the globe in spring 2020, many thought remote working would be a short-term thing. But with the virus still posing a significant risk one year later, both managers and employees are asking themselves whether the way we work has changed fundamentally . A global survey of 800 HR executives conducted last spring by the market research firm Gartner found that 88% of organizations had encouraged or required employees to work … [Read more...] about COVID: Is working from home really here to stay?
A FAMILY Family of 18 went on scavenger hunt around their home as they revealed their vacation destination. The Nelson Family's adventure ended with happy tears, as the 16 kids were ecstatic to find out out where they'd be heading for their trip. Tiffany Nelson – who runs the YouTube channel Not Enough Nelsons – documented the family's adventure in a video. Gathering the family in the living room, older sister Kassidy, 21, said the family would be doing a "balloon challenge" and going on a hunt for clues. As the first clue told the them to go to a place that "never sees the sun," the kids all ran upstairs to the movie theater on the third floor. One of the kids found a present – which they opened to find the clue: Hershey's kisses. The kids then excitedly ran to the kitchen, as they followed the next riddle. For the next clue, the box had a pair of goggles – and the kids ran outside to where they're planning to build a pool. They found another box, hidden … [Read more...] about Family of 18 goes on scavenger hunt around home as they reveal their vacation destination – & it ends with happy tears