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UK Parliament: Improving Links With OTs

UK Parliament: Improving Links With OTs

Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell asked the Minister of State [Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office] David Rutley about plans to bolster ties and collaboration with British Overseas Territories. During a recent session in the British Parliament, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell asked, “what steps he is taking to [a] improve links and [b]... Read more of this article

UK & Overseas Territories Issue Joint Declaration

UK & Overseas Territories Issue Joint Declaration

Representatives from the United Kingdom and the Governments of British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, issued a new joint declaration. The joint declaration says, “We, the Government of the United Kingdom, and democratically elected Governments of the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Ascension, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands,... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Debate On Registers In OTs

UK Parliament Debate On Registers In OTs

The British House of Commons is holding a ‘Debate on a Motion on the Implementation of Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership in the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies’ and you can tune in and watch live below. The UK legislation to have the OTs implement originally passed back in 2018; the matter had been discussed... Read more of this article

Fabricant Claims They ‘Briefly’ Looked At Bermuda

Fabricant Claims They ‘Briefly’ Looked At Bermuda

When discussing the UK’s plans to send migrants to Rwanda, British Conservative MP Michael Fabricant claimed that the British Government was “very, very briefly” looking at sending people to the “crown colony” of Bermuda, joking that “if they put Bermuda as a possible location for sending people, I think I’ll... Read more of this article

OTs Collaborate On Maritime Protection Training

OTs Collaborate On Maritime Protection Training

Maritime protection teams from six Overseas Territories, including Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, gathered in Bermuda for a two-week training program focused on search and rescue capabilities. A spokesperson said, “Maritime protection teams from six Overseas Territories developed... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On Public Registers In OTs

UK Parliament: Q&A On Public Registers In OTs

Labour MP Margaret Hodge continues to discuss the implementation of publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership in the British Overseas Territories. Labour Member of Parliament Margaret Hodge asked, “To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of when [a] the British Virgin... Read more of this article

Premier On 2023 Joint Ministerial Council

Premier On 2023 Joint Ministerial Council

The most significant item on the agenda of this year’s Joint Ministerial Council meetings in London “was the consideration of a Joint Declaration between the Governments of the United Kingdom and British Overseas Territories,” Premier David Burt said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 24] the Premier said, “I am pleased... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On Order In Council

UK Parliament: Q&A On Order In Council

The British Government said they “continue to keep the Order in Council under review and continue to work with the Governments of the Overseas Territories to implement publicly accessible registers of beneficial ownership.” During the British Parliament’s session on November 17th, Labour Member of Parliament Margaret Hodge asked Secretary... Read more of this article

UK Foreign Affairs Launches Sub-Committee

UK Foreign Affairs Launches Sub-Committee

The British Foreign Affairs Committee has launched a “Sub-Committee on the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office [FCDO] management of relations with the Overseas Territories.” A statement on the official UK Parliament website said, “There are 14 UK Overseas Territories with a total population of around 270,000 people, most of... Read more of this article

Premier In London, Has Meetings, Meets King

Premier In London, Has Meetings, Meets King

Premier David Burt is currently in London for the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council, and he said he highlighted matters including the UK’s “rejection of Bermuda’s cannabis legislation” and the “issues caused by the removal of BMU codes from OT passports.” In addition, the Premier and Governor Rena Lalgie... Read more of this article

Premier In UK For Overseas Territories Meetings

Premier In UK For Overseas Territories Meetings

Premier David Burt is currently in London participating in the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council [OT JMC] Meetings. A Government spokesperson said, “Overseas Territories leaders from Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ascension, Tristan Da Cunha... Read more of this article

Cayman Group Assisting In Bermuda SSM Case

Cayman Group Assisting In Bermuda SSM Case

Cayman-based LGBTQ+ group Colours Caribbean “has been accepted as an intervenor in a European Court of Human Rights case on same-sex marriage in Bermuda,” the Cayman media has reported. A Cayman Compass story said, “Cayman-based LGBTQ+ group Colours Caribbean has been accepted as an intervenor in a European Court of Human Rights case on... Read more of this article

UK Helping OTs Build “Cyber Resilience”

UK Helping OTs Build “Cyber Resilience”

The United Kingdom is working with British Overseas Territories to build “cyber resilience,” with cyber risk reviews completed in six British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda. This is according to a recent session in UK Parliament, in which Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton asked, “To ask His Majesty’s Government what support... Read more of this article

UK To Confirm Public Register Timeline In Nov

UK To Confirm Public Register Timeline In Nov

A UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary said they will “confirm the timeline” to implement publicly accessible registers of company beneficial ownership with Bermuda and the other British Overseas Territories at the Joint Ministerial Council meeting scheduled to be held next month. In a written question in the British Parliament, Labour MP... Read more of this article

Video: UK Committee On Overseas Territories

Video: UK Committee On Overseas Territories

The House of Commons Procedure Committee held a hearing about the relationship with the British Overseas Territories, covering legislation, the possibility of representation for the Overseas Territories in the UK Parliament and more. The official website said, “The Committee has been asked by the Speaker to examine options for Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

No Plans To Assess Territories Representation

No Plans To Assess Territories Representation

No Overseas Territory has “formally raised the idea of formal representation in this House and we do not plan on making assessment on UK parliamentary representation for Overseas Territories,” British MP David Rutley said. During the British Parliament’s session on June 12th, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell asked the Secretary of State... Read more of this article