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Regiment Instructors Assisting TCI Regiment

Regiment Instructors Assisting TCI Regiment

Royal Bermuda Regiment [RBR] instructors are assisting the Turks and Caicos Islands Regiment [TCIR] “as the two British Overseas Territory units build on opportunities to work together.” A spokesperson said, “Members of an overseas Regiment are getting their first taste of firing weapons on a live range thanks to a detachment of Royal... Read more of this article

Survey: 83% Oppose Becoming Independent

Survey: 83% Oppose Becoming Independent

According to a recent survey from Narrative Research Bermuda, when asked “to what extent do you support or oppose Bermuda securing their own independence,” 83% were in opposition, 10% were in support and 7% were unsure. A spokesperson said, “Recently, David Burt has made numerous public comments about the possibility of Bermuda becoming... Read more of this article

Self-Governance Sufficiency Assessment Report

Self-Governance Sufficiency Assessment Report

Attorney General Kathy Lynn Simmons tabled the “Assessment Of Self-Governance Sufficiency In Conformity With Internationally-Recognised Standards” report in the House of Assembly today [Dec 2] and the 225-page report can be read in full online at the bottom of this article. “This report, authored by Dr. Carlyle G. Corbin, on behalf of the... Read more of this article

Simons Attends Overseas Territories Forum In UK

Simons Attends Overseas Territories Forum In UK

Opposition Leader Cole Simons is in London this week at the British Overseas Territories Forum from November 29 to December 1, to “discuss common global challenges and unique individual legislature challenges, with Overseas Territories members, with the aim of finding workable solutions.” Shadow Minister of Transportation Susan Jackson &... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Overseas Territories & Russia

UK Parliament: Overseas Territories & Russia

“Neither this nor any other measure will deter us or our partners – including the Overseas Territories – from our steadfast support of Ukraine,” Parliamentary Under-Secretary [Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office] Leo Docherty said. During the British Parliament’s session on November 23rd, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell... Read more of this article

Video: Territories Lay Wreaths At Service In UK

Video: Territories Lay Wreaths At Service In UK

Representatives of the British Overseas Territories – including Bermuda — laid a wreath at the Remembrance Day Service held in the United Kingdom on November 11th.  Read More →

Video: Tuckett Speaks In UK House Of Commons

Video: Tuckett Speaks In UK House Of Commons

19-year-old McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett spoke to the UK House of Commons during the first ever session of the UK Youth Parliament to feature the British Overseas Territories. A spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda London Office confirmed today that a young person from Bermuda spoke to the necessity of cultivating opportunities on-island for... Read more of this article

Russia Adds All Territories To “Unfriendly” List

Russia Adds All Territories To “Unfriendly” List

The Russian government has added eleven more of the British Overseas Territories – including Bermuda — to its so called “unfriendly countries” list, with Bermuda now joining a list that many of the world’s major democracies are already on. The Russian media said, “Eleven more British Overseas Territories have been... Read more of this article

Column: OTs Continue To Work Together

Column: OTs Continue To Work Together

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] During the week of August 15th, in Nassau, the Bahamas, the heads of the Caribbean region meet in advance of COP 27, which will be held in Egypt from 6-18 November, 2022. Hosted by Hon. Philip Brave Davis QC, Prime Minister of the Bahamas, at the Baha Mar Resort, regional heads, including Hon. Dickon Mitchell... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On OTs/Climate Change

UK Parliament: Q&A On OTs/Climate Change

“The Government is working with the Overseas Territories on extension of the UK ratification of the Paris Agreement to those that are eligible and that formally request it,” the Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Hands said. During the British Parliament’s session on July 19th, Conservative MP Matthew... Read more of this article

Cashman Introduces SSM Marriage Bill For OTs

Cashman Introduces SSM Marriage Bill For OTs

Lord Michael Cashman has introduced a Private Members Bill in the UK House of Lords to “make provision for the marriage of same sex couples” in British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda. The Bill — which was introduced yesterday [July 6] — states “In the law of the Territory, marriage has the same effect in relation... Read more of this article

‘No Real Progress On Return Of BMU Codes’

‘No Real Progress On Return Of BMU Codes’

“Sadly still no real progress on the return of BMU codes to Bermuda passports,” Premier David Burt said, adding that “it is unfortunate for Bermudians negatively affected by @GOVUK’s decision to take back passport printing from Overseas Territories that there has been no resolution in 6 years.” The UK took over the printing... Read more of this article

Premier Meets With Lammy, Doughty & Collins

Premier Meets With Lammy, Doughty & Collins

Premier David Burt met with British Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy, Shadow Minister for Foreign, Commonwealth + Development Affairs Stephen Doughty and Lord Collins of Highbury to “discuss the return of passport printing to the Bermuda Government.” The UK took over the printing of British Overseas Territories passports back in 2016,... Read more of this article