Day: March 11, 2019

Petit St Vincent: hotel review

Petit St Vincent: hotel review

It's unlikely you have heard of Petit St Vincent, but you ought to have. This exclusive James-Bond-style private island - think Daz-white beaches, paisley turquoise and blue seas and a scattering of hand-crafted bungalows - is part of the southern Caribbean’s Grenadine island chain. Accessible only by a tiny propeller ...

Cash-strapped NHS trust pays out over £1.2 million to cover hospital boss who was absent for three years

Four-hour A&E wait target could be scrapped

The four-hour target that aims to ensure 95% of patients are seen to within that time frame might be about to be scrapped. It was introduced in 2004, to  improve patient care, but last month only two hospital trusts achieved it. NHS England believe that the targets were outdated and ...

Learning to ski in ‘Ski Town’, USA

Learning to ski in ‘Ski Town’, USA

“We got eight centimetres last night,” one girl told me enthusiastically, her friend nodding approvingly. She was, unbeknownst to me at the time, talking about snowfall. And it was phrases like this that regularly caught me off guard during my first ever ski trip. “Champagne powder” and “skinning up” were other examples. ...

“Privatisation of water industry is failed & unpopular experiment” Union backs McDonnell

McDonnell accuses Hammond of Brexit ‘cowardice’

The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell has said that the Chancellor has shown “cowardice” over Brexit. McDonnell claims Philip Hammond could have done more to ensure Brexit isn't hugely damaging to the economy. He made the comments at a speech at Bloomberg today. McDonnell said: "The position of the chancellor of ...

International Biotechnology trust – Beating the odds

International Biotechnology trust – Beating the odds

International Biotechnology trust – Beating the odds Strategic positioning in mid-2018 helped International Biotechnology Trust (IBT) beat its benchmark over the past six months and close its discount to net asset value (NAV). This continued its outperformance of the US Nasdaq Biotechnology Index (NBI) over three and five years. Active management of the portfolio and an ...

World’s first all-digital wallet launches

World’s first all-digital wallet launches

The world's first fully digital wallet has launched today enabling people to go completely digital with their money as well as storing loyalty cards and digital keys for smart lock-enabled homes, hotel rooms and cars. The 4G smart wallet, dubbed Paymo, manages all payments and receipts with a built-in camera and ...