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Premier Burt: ‘We Will Strenuously Resist”

Premier Burt: ‘We Will Strenuously Resist”

Following a British committee recommending the Overseas Territories “ensure that there is a pathway for all resident UK and British Overseas Territory citizens to be able to vote and hold elected office in territory,” the Premier said “we will strenuously resist” as “to suggest that non-Bermudians should have the right... Read more of this article

PAC To Welcome Clerk From UK Parliament

PAC To Welcome Clerk From UK Parliament

A clerk from the UK Parliament will be visiting the island, where he will “work alongside the Clerk of the PAC in the Bermuda Parliament and other relevant stakeholders.” According to the announcement from the CPA UK,, “The Bermuda Public Accounts Committee [PAC] will welcome a clerk from the UK Parliament from 4-15 February 2019. “The... Read more of this article

UK MPs Discuss OT Public Register Law Again

UK MPs Discuss OT Public Register Law Again

British MPs continue to discuss the plans to enforce legislation passed in British Parliament to order Overseas Territories  to make their beneficial ownership registers public, with the latest discussion occurring on January 28th. Over the past few months there appears to have been a substantial increase in discussions about the Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

UK MP Brings Up ‘Sanction Of Direct Rule’ Again

UK MP Brings Up ‘Sanction Of Direct Rule’ Again

British Liberal Democrats leader Sir Vince Cable has again brought up the concept of instituting direct rule over the British Overseas Territories, asking the Minister whether he agrees that if the Territories “will not reform we should resort to the sanction of direct rule.” This is not the first time the British politician has mentioned... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Votes Against May’s Brexit Deal

UK Parliament Votes Against May’s Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes, which is reportedly the largest defeat for a sitting UK Government in modern history. “MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March,” the BBC reported. “Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn... Read more of this article

British MPs Complain About Registers ‘Delays’

British MPs Complain About Registers ‘Delays’

British MPs have complained about ‘delays’ in the UK’s plans to force Overseas Territories — including Bermuda — to make their beneficial registers public, according to a report from The Guardian. Last year, the British Parliament invoked their power to pass legislation which seeks to allow them to order the Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

Video: UK On SSM, Belongers, Public Registers

Video: UK On SSM, Belongers, Public Registers

The law passed by the UK aiming to have Overseas Territories make their beneficial ownership registers public, the Territories citizenship polices, same sex marriage, and Brexit were among the topics discussed at the most recent hearing of the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry. Over the past few weeks, the Committee has been... Read more of this article

UK MPs Continue To Discuss OT’s Registers

UK MPs Continue To Discuss OT’s Registers

The topic of enforcing the UK’s legislation for the British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, to make their beneficial ownership registers public continues to be discussed in British Parliament and Committees.According to the Hansard for Thursday, Baroness Stern asked “what technical assistance will be provided to the British Overseas... Read more of this article

OTs Expected To Have Public Registers By 2023

OTs Expected To Have Public Registers By 2023

The United Kingdom “will prepare draft legislation by the end of 2020, with all Overseas Territories expected to have fully functioning public registers by the end of 2023.” This was stated by Minister of State Sir Alan Duncan in response to a question from Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, who was one of the key MPs in bringing forth the amendment... Read more of this article

Lord Ahmad On Territories Meeting In UK

Lord Ahmad On Territories Meeting In UK

“We continued our dialogue on the implications for the Overseas Territories of the UK’s departure from the EU” and “highlighted the importance of continued engagement with the EU Commission and underlined that the delivery of legislation is of paramount importance.” This was stated by British Minister of State Lord Ahmad of... Read more of this article

Theresa May Facing No Confidence Vote Today

Theresa May Facing No Confidence Vote Today

[Updated] United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no confidence vote by Conservative MPs today [Dec 12] after 48 Conservative MPs wrote letters expressing no confidence in her leadership. The BBC reported, “UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday. “Speaking outside... Read more of this article

130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

As of 1 April 2018, there were 130 British Overseas Territory Citizens serving in the regular trained strength of the British Armed Forces. This was stated in yesterday’s sitting of the British Parliament, when Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie asked the Secretary of State for Defence, “with reference to his news release of 5 November Armed... Read more of this article

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

The British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into “how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to ensure the security and stability” of the British Overseas Territories is set to continue with another oral evidence session on Tuesday, November 6th. The witnesses scheduled to appear include British Virgin Islands Government... Read more of this article