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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

Officers Assist With Cayman Islands Royal Visit

Officers Assist With Cayman Islands Royal Visit

Four Bermuda Police Service officers have recently returned from the Cayman Islands, after spending a week working alongside the Royal Cayman Island Police Service [RCIPS] as Close Protection Officers [CPO] during an official Royal visit. A police spokesperson said, “Four members of the Bermuda Police Service [BPS] have recently returned from the... Read more of this article

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

A British MP questioned a British Government Minister on the UK Government’s policy on UK nationals running for office in the Overseas Territories, and in response the Minister said that OT governments set their own rules, and noted the recent UK FAC report which suggested all UK citizens be allowed to hold elected office in the OTs saying “we... Read more of this article

Govt House Comment On UK Committee Report

Govt House Comment On UK Committee Report

“The Governor is of course aware of views expressed in Bermuda on the subject,” Government House said, adding that the “UK Government is carefully considering the report from the Foreign Affairs Committee and will respond fully in due course.” The report in question was released by the British Parliament Committee, and it suggested... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Every time I hear the crack of the whip my blood run cold.” - Bob Marley On Wednesday February 20th, 2019, the United Kingdom House of Commons released a report by their Foreign Affairs Committee. This report was entitled “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the Relationship”. This... Read more of this article

MPs Seek To Legislate For Crown Dependencies

MPs Seek To Legislate For Crown Dependencies

Some British MPs continue to seek to pass legislation in relation to the islands, with a cross party amendment yesterday seeking to order the Crown Dependencies to make their beneficial ownership registers public by the end of next year, with the amendment also seeking to reiterate the order for Overseas Territories to do so. However the Bill was pulled... Read more of this article

UN Call For UK To End Administration Of Chagos

UN Call For UK To End Administration Of Chagos

“The UK is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible,” the United Nations Court has said, stating the UK’s “continued administration of the Chagos Archipelago constitutes a wrongful act.” The Chagos Archipelago, which the UK calls the British Indian Ocean... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On UK Committee Report

Video: Premier Burt On UK Committee Report

[Updated] Premier David Burt is holding a press conference this afternoon [March 4] to address the suggestions from the British Parliament Committee, and we will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below. Update 1.35pm: The Premier spoke about the Motion he gave notice of which calls for the House to reject the “unwarranted... Read more of this article

Cayman: ‘Akin To An Attempt To Take Over’

Cayman: ‘Akin To An Attempt To Take Over’

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin denounced a suggestion from the UK Foreign Affairs Committee that British citizens to be able to vote and run for office in the Overseas Territories, with the Cayman Premier saying it is “akin to an attempt to take over the territory.” This is according to a report in the Cayman Compass, which said,... Read more of this article

‘Unwarranted, Unjustified Attempt At Intervention’

‘Unwarranted, Unjustified Attempt At Intervention’

“Be it resolved that this Honourable House rejects the unwarranted and unjustified attempt at intervention into Bermuda’s domestic affairs and calls on the UK Government to reject the Report and its retrograde recommendations.” This is from a notice of a Motion to given in the House of Assembly by Premier David Burt which follows after... Read more of this article