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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

‘Territories Committed To Meeting Standards’

‘Territories Committed To Meeting Standards’

“All Overseas Territories with financial centres are committed to global tax transparency standards,” Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said. During the British Parliament’s session on June 10th, Liberal Democrat Lord Jones of Cheltenham asked “what progress they have made on reforming procedures in the UK’s Overseas Territories to eliminate [1]... Read more of this article

Bermuda Flag Over Parliament Square In UK

Bermuda Flag Over Parliament Square In UK

The Bermuda flag  — along with flags of all the British Overseas Territories – is flying over Parliament Square in London as the UK celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Bermuda London Office tweeted the photo below and said, “Those Bermudians in London over the Jubilee weekend be sure to catch a glimpse of the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Territories Freeze $11 Billion In Russian Assets

Territories Freeze $11 Billion In Russian Assets

“British Overseas Territories have frozen Russian assets with a combined estimated value in excess of 11 billion US dollars,” the Minister of State James Cleverly said. The UK joins numerous other allies around the world such as the US, Canada, Switzerland and the EU in imposing the sweeping sanctions against Russia following their invasion of... Read more of this article

Number Of Citizens Of OT Residing In London

Number Of Citizens Of OT Residing In London

As of 2011, there were apparently 837 Bermuda born people residing in London, UK, with a total of  7662 people born in the various British Overseas Territories residing in the City. This is according to statements made in the London Assembly on May 18th when Conservative MP Nicholas Rogers asked the Mayor of London “can you provide the number of... Read more of this article

Actively Working With Agencies, Industry, OTs

Actively Working With Agencies, Industry, OTs

“We are actively working with departments and agencies across government, with industry, and Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories to enforce sanctions against Russia,” the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the British Department for Transport said. The UK joins numerous other allies around the world such as the US, Canada, Switzerland... Read more of this article

Speaker Dennis Lister Attends Conference In UK

Speaker Dennis Lister Attends Conference In UK

Speaker of the House of Assembly Dennis Lister represented Bermuda at the Commons and Overseas Territories Conference in London. “The conference which took place from May 4 – 6, was hosted by the UK House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle. Sir Lindsay Hoyle with British Overseas Territories Speakers“On Wednesday [May 4] Sir Lindsay... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Militaries Hold Summit In UK

Overseas Territories Militaries Hold Summit In UK

The commanding officers of British Overseas Territories’ military units from around the world have “joined forces for the first time to create strength in numbers. “A total of six military officers, coordinated by Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Beasley, the CO of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, met up in London to discuss ways the armed services... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Overseas Territories, Debt & More

UK Parliament: Overseas Territories, Debt & More

“The UK Government is not aware of any examples of an Overseas Territory defaulting on its debt to international creditors,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said. During the British Parliament’s session on March 30th, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs “what the liabilities... Read more of this article

Bermuda Students Eligible For UK Loans

Bermuda Students Eligible For UK Loans

The United Kingdom Government recently announced that students from specified British Overseas Territories – including Bermuda – will be eligible for tuition fee loans in England from the 2022 academic year for undergraduate and postgraduate students. A spokesperson said, “The UK Government recently announced [UK Gov Press Release] that... Read more of this article