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Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

Column: Brexit’s Impact On Overseas Territories

[Opinion column written by Paul Hare] When the Brexit referendum result was announced last June, I was working on the Turks and Caicos Islands, one of the UK’s overseas territories in the Caribbean. A collection of about 40 tropical islands, of which eight are inhabited, people there were shocked at the result. They were annoyed they hadn’t had... Read more of this article

‘Call On UK To Commit Immediate Resources’

‘Call On UK To Commit Immediate Resources’

On behalf of the Leaders of the Overseas Territories, in his capacity as President of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA], the Premier of Bermuda David Burt has “expressed deep concern and sympathies for all those affected by Hurricane Irma, and other current related developments.” Multiple British Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards joined representatives from 12 other UK Overseas Territories [UKOTs] and Crown Dependencies [CDs] on the Channel Island of Alderney. Designates came together from as far afield as Pitcairn and the British Virgin Islands on 27 and 28 April to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. The... Read more of this article

OT Register Amendment Withdrawn In UK

OT Register Amendment Withdrawn In UK

Legislation in the British House of Lords that would have forced Bermuda to make public a long standing register of corporate beneficial owners, has been withdrawn, the Ministry of Finance confirmed today, with the Minister of Finance calling it “a good day for Bermuda.” “Bermuda is the only country known to have an up-to-date register... Read more of this article

UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

The impact of Brexit on Bermudians freedom of movement in the European Union was recently discussed in UK Parliament, with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker saying the “post-exit immigration rules that apply to British nationals in the EU will be the subject of negotiations, as will the detail of the future relationship between... Read more of this article

Premier ‘Closely Following’ Brexit Developments

Premier ‘Closely Following’ Brexit Developments

Earlier today [March 29], British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the UK had triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – thus beginning a legal process that formally signals Britain leaving the European Union. Premier Michael Dunkley said, “We have been closely following today’s developments in the UK Parliament. The public will be aware... Read more of this article

Premier, OT Leaders Meet With UK Prime Minister

Premier, OT Leaders Meet With UK Prime Minister

Last week, Premier Michael Dunkley concluded his UK visit with a stop at No. 10 Downing street for a Courtesy Visit with British Prime Minister, Theresa May. Premier Dunkley was joined at No. 10 by other Overseas Territories leaders. Premier Dunkley and OT leaders were in London much of last week for the UK Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Discussions Were Very Constructive’

Premier: ‘Discussions Were Very Constructive’

Yesterday [Feb 7], Premier Michael Dunkley joined fellow Overseas Territories leaders for a full day of meetings at the UK Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations [JMC - EN]. “The critical discussions were chaired by the Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker and Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay,” a Government... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Attends OT Meetings In London

Premier Dunkley Attends OT Meetings In London

The Cabinet Office provided an update on the travel to London by the Premier Michael Dunkley for the UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council [UK OT JMC] on European Negotiations. Bermuda was recently elected as Chair of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA], and part of Bermuda’s role is to represent OT’s by leading... Read more of this article

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

Bermuda Elected Chair Of Territories Association

Bermuda Elected Chair Of Territories Association

The Cabinet Office advised that Bermuda was recently unanimously elected by Governments of the Overseas Territories to the role of Chairmanship of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA]. Under the UKOTA constitution, Presidency of the Political Council will be held by Premier Michael Dunkley and the role of Chairperson will be held... Read more of this article

Bermuda Police To Assist In Cayman Islands

Bermuda Police To Assist In Cayman Islands

The Bermuda Police Service will be assisting an investigation in the Cayman Islands after a man was shot and killed by the police. The Cayman News Service reported, “The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has confirmed that a man was shot and killed by police officers in the Windsor Park area of George Town. “Police said the incident occurred... Read more of this article

British MPs Seeking Public Register Amendment

British MPs Seeking Public Register Amendment

A group of British MPs is seeking to make amendments to a Bill requiring British Overseas Territories to introduce public registers, with a cross-party group of 80 MPs reportedly backing the amendment. According to a report from the Guardian, “The UK’s Overseas Territories face renewed pressure to abandon corporate secrecy after 80 MPs joined... Read more of this article