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Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

“Bermudians think of themselves as Bermudians” and “becoming more legislatively connected with Britain would cause unease” and “Bermuda meets OECD standards pretty comfortably” and “has a record it can be quite proud of in that respect.” These were some of the comments made by former Governor of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Bob Richards On UK & Bermuda Relationship

Bob Richards On UK & Bermuda Relationship

The British Parliament “passed legislation that clearly violates” the Bermuda Constitution, the FCO “continuously succumbs to the stereotyping of the Territories,” and Bermuda has been “early adopters of all the evolving global standards of tax and beneficial ownership information sharing.” These were some of the... Read more of this article

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor of Bermuda George Fergusson is set to take part in the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’ on Tuesday, October 16th. This is according to the official website, which states the ‘Oral Evidence Session’ witnesses will include George Fergusson,... Read more of this article

UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

The British Government has “assured the Overseas Territories of our commitment to working collaboratively with them on the introduction” of public registers, Minister of State Alan Duncan told the British Parliament. The Minister was responding to a question from Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who was one of the MPs who brought forward the amendment... Read more of this article

OT Student Conference In London In November

OT Student Conference In London In November

The UK Overseas Territories Association announced details of their third Overseas Students conference, to take place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Natural History Museum [Flett Events Theatre], London. “The conference is open to students studying in the UK from all territories that are members of UKOTA. The event presents a great opportunity... Read more of this article

Uighurs Have Been Granted BOTC Citizenship

Uighurs Have Been Granted BOTC Citizenship

[Updated] The Uighurs applied to Government House to be naturalised as British Overseas Territory Citizens [BOTC] and have been granted citizenship, the Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed, adding that it “should be noted that this citizenship is not to be equated with Bermudian status.” “The Uighurs applied to Government House to be naturalised... Read more of this article

Famous: ‘Forced To Accept Rules Of An Empire’

Famous: ‘Forced To Accept Rules Of An Empire’

Citing the phrase often attributed to Paul Revere that “the British are coming,” MP Chris Famous noted the recent legislation in UK Parliament which seeks to force Overseas Territories to create a public register, as well as the recent debate about the UK taking steps regarding same-sex marriage in Overseas Territories, and said Bermudians... Read more of this article

UK Committee Inquiry Into Overseas Territories

UK Committee Inquiry Into Overseas Territories

The British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee will be conducting an inquiry into “how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to ensure the security and stability” of the British Overseas Territories. This is according to a statement on the UK Parliament’s official website which said, “How the Foreign Office... Read more of this article

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

Video: House Of Lords Discuss SSM In Territories

British politicians continue to discuss same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories, with the matter raised in the House of Lords yesterday [July 23] with the British Government asked “what steps they are taking to enable citizens to enter into a same-sex marriage in British Overseas Territories.”The question from Baroness Barker in... Read more of this article

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

“Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year,” a British MP claimed during a recent sitting of British Parliament. Shadow Minister Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Helen Goodman said, “Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year. Will the Chancellor organise... Read more of this article

Minister Roban’s Trip To England Cost $5,060

Minister Roban’s Trip To England Cost $5,060

A trip in June 2018 by Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban to London to attend meetings with Britain and the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council cost $5,060, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from June 12, 2018 – June 15, 2018,... Read more of this article

MP Famous: OT’s Must Speak With One Voice

MP Famous: OT’s Must Speak With One Voice

MP Chris Famous, who was in Cayman for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Forum, told a Cayman news outlet that “as British Overseas Territories, we must speak with one voice.” Cayman 27′s website said, “When it comes to seeking changes on areas where British Overseas Territories and Great Britain disagree, like public... Read more of this article

Cayman’s Governor ‘Temporarily Withdrawn’

Cayman’s Governor ‘Temporarily Withdrawn’

Cayman’s Governor Anwar Choudhury “has been temporarily withdrawn from his post as Governor of the Cayman Islands to allow the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to investigate a number of complaints against him.” This is according to the official Cayman Government website, which cited Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin as saying, “I was... Read more of this article