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Annual General Meeting Of ARIN-CARIB

Annual General Meeting Of ARIN-CARIB

Criminal justice practitioners and experts from around the globe are attending the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Asset Recovery Inter-Agency Network for the Caribbean [ARIN-CARIB] taking place in St Vincent, November 14-16. Participants are discussing the recovery of criminal proceeds, which involves stripping criminals of their benefits from crime. Detective... Read more of this article

FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] submitted written evidence for the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in to the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’, addressing matters including security, the environment, same sex marriage, hurricane relief, economic stability, sovereignty and more. ‘By Definition OTs... Read more of this article

Cayman Govt’s Submission To UK Committee

Cayman Govt’s Submission To UK Committee

Sufficient safeguards should be put in place to protect the Cayman Islands and the wider British Overseas Territory family from “future constitutional overreach by the Houses of Parliament,” the Cayman Islands Government said. “In view of the actions taken by the UK Parliament to amend the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018... Read more of this article

Montserrat Customs & Revenue Visit Bermuda

Montserrat Customs & Revenue Visit Bermuda

The Members of the Montserrat Customs and Revenue Service [MCRS] will conclude their consultation with the Ministry of Public Works’ Land Valuation Department tomorrow [Oct 16]. Damien Baxter [Valuation Survey Technician, Land Valuation Department], Violette Silcott [Comptroller of Inland Revenue, Montserrat], Charlesworth Phillip [Estate Management... Read more of this article

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

Column: MP Akierra Missick Of Turks & Caicos

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last summer I have had the privilege and honour to represent Bermuda during the 43rd annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] conference held in Cayman Islands June 16thto June 23rd. During this conference we got to meet fellow parliamentarians from around the Caribbean region. Some were... Read more of this article

Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

Column: Cayman Conference, Population, Budget

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “He hath founded it upon the seas” - Cayman Islands Motto Day Two of the 43rd Annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association [CPA] Caribbean Americas Atlantic Region conference, held in Grand Cayman June 16-23rd, 2018 saw delegates from around the Caribbean gather once again at the Marriott Hotel for a... Read more of this article

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

Column: ‘The Irma Diaries’ Author Interview

[Written by MP Chris Famous] During my brief trip to Tortola in March, I had the opportunity to meet Angela Burnett, author of the Irma Diaries, which chronicled numerous survivor stories during Hurricane Irma. Angela attended primary and high school in Tortola, then went on to study Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development at Brandeis University... Read more of this article

Column: Famous On History & Caribbean Ties

Column: Famous On History & Caribbean Ties

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Everytime I hear the crack of a whip, my blood runs cold” - Bob Marley In the year 1492 Europeans sailed into the Caribbean and for the next century committed one of history’s largest rape, enslavement and genocide of untold millions of our ancestors, the indigenous tribes of; Arawak, Carib and... Read more of this article

Neletha Butterfield Speaks At Event In Jamaica

Neletha Butterfield Speaks At Event In Jamaica

Bermudian Neletha Butterfield served as a guest speaker at this year’s PNP Women’s Movement conference in Jamaica, which had a theme of “Just watch us grow – The Sky is the Limit” and was held on July 15th at the Marcus Garvey Technical High School in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. President Jennifer Edwards of the PNP Women’s Movement... Read more of this article

Photos: CUT Games Parade Of Nations Opening

Photos: CUT Games Parade Of Nations Opening

The Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] 17th Biennial Student Athletic Championships opened tonight [Friday] with a parade of athletes at the National Sports Centre. It is the first time Bermuda has hosted the Games, which are here as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Union of Teachers. Sports Minister Michael Weeks welcomed the... Read more of this article

Caribbean Teachers Union Conference Opens

Caribbean Teachers Union Conference Opens

“Education is the key to democracy and economic development,” according to Fred Van Leeuwen, a former General Secretary of Education International, who was speaking at the opening of the Caribbean Union of Teachers [CUT] conference being hosted on the Island for the first time.“Education is an individual and collective right,” he... Read more of this article

Premier Burt Speaks On Fintech At CARICOM

Premier Burt Speaks On Fintech At CARICOM

During the CARICOM meeting in Jamaica, Premier David Burt made a presentation about Bermuda’s moves in establishing a regulatory platform for fintech and also discussed how “Distributed Ledger Technology more generally can assist with challenges in servicing citizens and increase government efficiency.” “A Bermuda delegation to the... Read more of this article

Premier Attends CARICOM Meeting In Jamaica

Premier Attends CARICOM Meeting In Jamaica

Premier David Burt is joining CARICOM leaders at the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] Heads of Government, of which Bermuda is an associate member. The meeting is being held in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and is chaired by the Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness.“The leaders, who meet from 4 – 6 July,... Read more of this article