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UK Privy Council Dismisses Appeal By Barbosa

UK Privy Council Dismisses Appeal By Barbosa

The Privy Council in the UK has dismissed an appeal by Michael Barbosa, stating that “under the Constitution, Mr Barbosa does not enjoy Bermudian status or belong to Bermuda and the Board will humbly advise Her Majesty that the appeal must be dismissed.” In a summary [PDF] the Privy Council said, “The appellant, Mr Barbosa, was born in... Read more of this article

Column: Laying Wreaths At London Cenotaph

Column: Laying Wreaths At London Cenotaph

[Opinion column written by Anthony D C Webber] A while back I put efforts into the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories to being able to lay wreaths at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. At the time I received some stick and derision from some of those in authority about such efforts. The idea was deemed, nonsense, impractical, implausible,... Read more of this article

OT & Dependencies Lay Remembrance Wreaths

OT & Dependencies Lay Remembrance Wreaths

Representatives of the Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, and the Crown Dependencies have laid wreaths for the first time at the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph today in London. A Government spokesperson said, “This year representatives the inhabited Overseas Territories and of the three Crown Dependencies laid their own... Read more of this article

Column: British Virgin Islands Development Path

Column: British Virgin Islands Development Path

[Opinion column written by Premier of the British Virgin Islands Andrew Fahie] My Dear Virgin Islanders, residents, friends at home and beyond our shores, To you I say Good Day and God’s Blessings. There is a proverb that says if you want to succeed you must visualize yourself in your success and then go make it a reality. I would like to take this... Read more of this article

Bermuda Police Set To Assist Turks & Caicos

Bermuda Police Set To Assist Turks & Caicos

Three Bermuda Police Service officers will be deployed to Turks & Caicos following a request from the Commissioner of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force. A Bermuda police spokesperson said, “Following a request from the Commissioner of the Royal Turks & Caicos Islands Police Force for specialist capabilities, three Bermuda... Read more of this article

Cayman Islands To Introduce Public Register

Cayman Islands To Introduce Public Register

The Cayman Islands has announced its intention to introduce a public register of beneficial ownership. A statement from the Cayman Government said, “The Government of the Cayman Islands has today announced its intention to introduce a public register of beneficial ownership, in line with evolving standards and international obligations such as... Read more of this article

Minister Meets With Governor, UK OT Director

Minister Meets With Governor, UK OT Director

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines welcomed Governor John Rankin and the Director of Overseas Territories Mr. Ben Merrick to the Ministry Offices.A Government spokesperson said, “Mr. Merrick, who is visiting Bermuda from 24 – 26 September, is responsible for UK policy towards its overseas territories, with a particular focus on good... Read more of this article

OT Leaders Unite Against ‘Modern Colonialism’

OT Leaders Unite Against ‘Modern Colonialism’

“Britain’s Overseas Territories say they will ‘stand together’ to defend their right to self-government amid increasing concerns over ‘constitutional overreach’ from the UK,” according to a report from Cayman Compass. The story said, “Any attempts to enforce legislation from Westminster on issues ranging from... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Pre-Joint Ministerial Meeting

Premier Attends Pre-Joint Ministerial Meeting

Premier David Burt along with elected Leaders and Representatives of the Overseas Territories, this week attended the annual Pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting in the Cayman Islands. The Council meeting was hosted by the Cayman Islands Government and chaired by the Premier of the Cayman Islands Alden McLaughlin.Heads of Government or their delegates... Read more of this article

UK Government: No Plans For Order Or Timetable

UK Government: No Plans For Order Or Timetable

The British Government said they “have no plans to introduce an Order-in-Council” as it relates to same sex marriage in Overseas Territories [OTs], and does not plan to “publish such a timetable” to allow UK citizens to vote in OTs. This follows after the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry... Read more of this article

OBA Leader Cannonier On Visit Of Lord Ahmad

OBA Leader Cannonier On Visit Of Lord Ahmad

Lord Ahmad, the UK Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, raised the issue of protection of children in Bermuda when he met with the Leader of the Opposition, Craig Cannonier and a delegation from the One Bermuda Alliance. Mr Cannonier said: “Lord Ahmad spoke to the issues of the Children Act and made it very clear that Bermuda needs... Read more of this article

Video: Premier & Lord Ahmad Press Conference

Video: Premier & Lord Ahmad Press Conference

Premier David Burt and British Minister Of State for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad are holding a joint press conference this morning [April 25], and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 11-minute replay is below Related StoriesFamous:... Read more of this article

Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad Visiting

Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad Visiting

Foreign Office Minister Of State for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad is visiting the island. A spokesperson said, “UK Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories Lord [Tariq] Ahmad of Wimbledon will visit Bermuda on the 25th April. “During his visit, the Minister will meet members of the Government including Premier David... Read more of this article