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UK Release Document Outlining Plans For Brexit

UK Release Document Outlining Plans For Brexit

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the “unique relationships” that the Overseas Territories have with the EU “will also change,” the UK Government said in a White Paper published today [Feb 2]. The day after the UK Parliament voted — 498 votes to 114 — to give Prime Minister Theresa May the power to... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘UK Committed To Involving Territories’

Premier: ‘UK Committed To Involving Territories’

Premier Michael Dunkley provided an update on the Government’s engagement regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union in the House of Assembly today [Nov 21], saying that the UK Government is “committed to involving Overseas Territories” as it “prepares for negotiations to leave the EU. ” The Premier said, “Earlier... Read more of this article

European Negotiations Council To Be Formed

European Negotiations Council To Be Formed

Following the meetings in London involving the UK and heads of British Overseas Territories — including Bermuda —  the Communique has been released, which states that a UK – Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations will be formed. The UK referendum in June of this year saw the British vote — by 51.9% —... Read more of this article

Minister Attends Conservative Conference In UK

Minister Attends Conservative Conference In UK

On behalf of the Premier, Minister of the Environment Cole Simons attended the Conservative Party Conference held from 2-5 October in Birmingham, England, and hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion with Members of Parliament and Conservative think tanks. The Minister’s attendance was facilitated by the Government of Bermuda London Office. Minister... Read more of this article

Garrod: Brexit Could Bring Business To Bermuda

Garrod: Brexit Could Bring Business To Bermuda

Volatility and uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote is likely to lead to new business and jobs in Bermuda, according to one of the Island’s corporate lawyers. Chris Garrod, a Director in the Corporate department of Conyers Dill & Pearman, said Bermuda had laid all the right foundations to benefit from the outcome of Brexit. “My belief is that... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Meetings In United Kingdom

Premier Attends Meetings In United Kingdom

Earlier today, Premier Michael Dunkley held meetings at No. 9 Downing Street with Robin Walker, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union. “Discussions were frank in terms of having a direct understanding of Britain’s exit from the European Union [Brexit] and what a likely relationship is moving forward,”... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Role In Brexit Negotiations

Column: Bermuda’s Role In Brexit Negotiations

[Opinion column written by Gregory Francis] As interested parties queue to gain access to the table – or at least the overflow CCTV room – in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, Bermuda seems to have lost pole position to the more agile Crown Dependencies. On 30 July the UK Prime Minister said she appreciated the Crown Dependencies’ belief they... Read more of this article

Column: How Should Bermuda Handle Brexit?

Column: How Should Bermuda Handle Brexit?

[Opinion column written by Gregory Francis] Being There for Brexit Bermuda’s Premier is in the dark about Brexit. So is the UK PM in many respects. But the challenge that Premier Dunkley faces, like all past heads of government, is how to stay informed so that events in London don’t take you by surprise. As Bermuda decides just what it wants from... Read more of this article

Podcast: Governor On Airport, Commission, More

Podcast: Governor On Airport, Commission, More

In this latest Bernews podcast, we interview George Fergusson who will soon be stepping down as Governor. He touches on a wide range of issues such as turning down a request to hold a Commission of Inquiry into the Tucker’s Point land matter, the airport redevelopment, the effect on Bermuda of Brexit, the British Government’s stance on slave trade... Read more of this article

UK Overseas Territories Meeting Begins In TCI

UK Overseas Territories Meeting Begins In TCI

Today’s [July 20] UK Overseas Territories [OT] Heads of Government Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting began with an in depth discussion on the British exit from the European Union. Premier Michael Dunkley is currently in the Turks and Caicos Islands for the annual meetings, which serve as a precursor to the upcoming OT Joint Ministerial Council... Read more of this article

Possible Impact Of Brexit On Bermuda’s Tourism

Possible Impact Of Brexit On Bermuda’s Tourism

The “travel industry is one of those most affected by currency changes,” and “depending on the currency one uses, the impact could be positive or negative,” with statistician Cordell Riley saying we should be carefully monitoring forward bookings and be “contemplating a ‘Brexit Package’ to take to the marketplace... Read more of this article

Premier: Govt Has Held Discussions With UK

Premier: Govt Has Held Discussions With UK

Speaking today in the House of Assembly today [July 15] Premier Michael Dunkley provided an update on the Government’s engagement regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, saying that “in consideration of the potential impact of the UK decision on Bermuda, the Government has held discussions with officials within the UK Government... Read more of this article

‘Involve Leadership Of OTs In Exit Discussions’

‘Involve Leadership Of OTs In Exit Discussions’

Opposition MP Walton Brown moved a motion in the House of Assembly yesterday which calls on the United Kingdom government to “actively involve the leadership of the UK Overseas Territories in the exit discussions so that the interests of the Overseas Territories can be fully represented and advanced.” The UK referendum on June 23rd saw the... Read more of this article