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Column: Why Just Gibraltar At Conference?

Column: Why Just Gibraltar At Conference?

[Opinion column written by Anthony D C Webber] Why did just Gibraltar attend the Democratic Unionist Party [DUP] conference? No Bermuda…? DUP in a position to exert more influence on UK government- should they decide to do so. Gibraltar attends and stands up for its interests, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have limited abilities... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories & UK Meeting Communique

Overseas Territories & UK Meeting Communique

This week the Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, attended the Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] meetings in London, and at the conclusion of the meetings the attendees released a communique giving an overview of their discussions. Self Determination The communique said, “The principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, as... Read more of this article

Premier & OT Leaders Meet With Prime Minister

Premier & OT Leaders Meet With Prime Minister

This morning [Nov 28] Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt, together with leaders of other Overseas Territories, held a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May. “During the meeting the leaders discussed disaster relief recovery, specifically the two hurricanes which ravaged islands this summer,” a Government spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Special Meeting Of OT Leaders

Premier Attends Special Meeting Of OT Leaders

The devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean was the topic of discussion this weekend for Premier David Burt, who flew to Miami for a Special Meeting of the Caribbean Overseas Territories, involving leaders of Caribbean countries discussing the regional effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Premier Burt was accompanied by Secretary to the... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Govt Funds Governor’s Uniform

UK Parliament: Govt Funds Governor’s Uniform

Who pays for the uniforms worn by the Governors of British Overseas Territories was discussed in UK Parliament this week, with Minister of State stating that since 2001, the policy “has been that those Territories wishing to keep their ceremonial uniforms pay for them themselves,” and currently the “Governors of Bermuda and Falkland... Read more of this article

Premier Burt To Attend Meeting Of OT Leaders

Premier Burt To Attend Meeting Of OT Leaders

The devastation caused by hurricanes in the Caribbean will be front and centre in discussions this weekend for Premier David Burt, who will fly to Miami for a Special Meeting of the Caribbean Overseas Territories, where leaders will discuss the regional effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Premier Burt will be accompanied by Secretary to the Cabinet... Read more of this article

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