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UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

“Nine of the Overseas Territories have legal recognition and protection for LGBT+ people, six have also introduced legislation to introduce civil partnerships or legalise same-sex marriage,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said. During the British Parliament’s session on January 14th, Shadow Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International... Read more of this article

11 Territories Have Received Booster Vaccines

11 Territories Have Received Booster Vaccines

The UK Overseas Territories “have some of the highest vaccination rates globally” and to date, eleven — including Bermuda — have received booster vaccines, the British Minister of State Amanda Milling said.During a recent session of British Parliament, Conservative MP Andrew Percy asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth... Read more of this article

New Book Features Parliament Buildings

New Book Features Parliament Buildings

To mark the conclusion of the 110th anniversary of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association this year, the CPA has published a special anniversary book showcasing over 180 Parliament buildings around the Commonwealth — including Bermuda — and giving an insight into their varied histories. A spokesperson said, “The historic Parliament... Read more of this article

Premier Burt On Joint Ministerial Council

Premier Burt On Joint Ministerial Council

It is the well honoured convention “that Bills passed in the Legislature will not be denied the Assent of the Governor,” Premier David Burt said, adding that it “is our expectation with respect to the legislation on cannabis.” Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 26] the Premier spoke about the “annual trek to London... Read more of this article

UK Overseas Territories To Attend Virtual Forum

UK Overseas Territories To Attend Virtual Forum

Representatives from the UK and British Overseas Territories will meet virtually for the Oversight of Public Finance and Good Governance Forum 2021. A spokesperson said, “Key actors from the UK and the Overseas Territories [OTs] will meet virtually from Tuesday, 30 November to Thursday, 2 December for the Oversight of Public Finance and Good Governance... Read more of this article

Premier Meets Overseas Territories Minister

Premier Meets Overseas Territories Minister

Premier David Burt held a meeting with the Minister of State for the Overseas Territories Amanda Milling, where they discussed Covid-19, BMU Passport Code, and Bermuda’s Cannabis Licensing Act. A Government spokesperson said, “At the conclusion of the Joint Ministerial Council in London between the UK Government and elected Representatives of... Read more of this article

“Global Challenges Facing The Territories”

“Global Challenges Facing The Territories”

The Duke of Cambridge and the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss joined Overseas Territories representatives in London to “discuss the global challenges facing the territories.” A statement from the British Government said, “The Duke of Cambridge and Foreign Secretary joined Overseas Territories representatives and elected leaders in London... Read more of this article

Jessica Byrne Speaks To Duke Of Cambridge

Jessica Byrne Speaks To Duke Of Cambridge

Bermudian journalist Jessica Byrne had an opportunity to speak with the Duke of Cambridge recently. The Bermuda London Office tweeted the photos below, saying, “Jessica Byrne, a young Bermudian journalist for @ThredMag had an opportunity to speak with HRH The Duke of Cambridge @kensingtonroyal about climate change and its impacts on British Overseas... Read more of this article

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda Becomes First OT To Join Blue Shield

Bermuda will be the first British Overseas Territory to join Blue Shield, a “new UK Government initiative aimed at tackling illegal fishing and other unlawful activities around the UK Overseas Territories.” A Government spokesperson said, “The first line of defence: Blue Shield maritime domain awareness programme established for UK Overseas... Read more of this article

Premier At Overseas Territory Meetings In UK

Premier At Overseas Territory Meetings In UK

Premier David Burt is in London with the Minister of Finance for the annual Joint Ministerial Council, the Government has advised. A Government spokesperson said, “The Premier is in London with the Minister of Finance for the annual Joint Ministerial Council which will see the leaders of the Overseas Territories [OT] engaging in a series of bilateral... Read more of this article

UN Decolonization Committee’s Resolutions

UN Decolonization Committee’s Resolutions

The United Nations Fourth Committee [Special Political and Decolonization] approved 14 draft resolutions concerning decolonization, with most of the resolutions passing with over 100 votes; with Israel, the United Kingdom, and United States voting against some of them. The United Nations maintains a list of what they deem to be “Non-Self-Governing... 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 today [Nov 14] at the Remembrance Day Service in the United Kingdom. The Bermuda London Office tweeted the video below, saying: “It was an honour to lay a wreath on behalf the Government and people of Bermuda at Remembrance Day Service today at... Read more of this article

Videos: Climate Change & Overseas Territories

Videos: Climate Change & Overseas Territories

The United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA] released a video highlighting the impact of climate change on the islands, noting that “together with the UK we represent the world’s fifth largest marine estate” and “over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity.” A statement from the United Kingdom Overseas Territories... Read more of this article