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Superintendent Meets UK PM Boris Johnson

Superintendent Meets UK PM Boris Johnson

The Bermuda Police Service’s Naimah Astwood – who was promoted to the post of Superintendent last year, – recently attended the Police Superintendents’ Association conference in the United Kingdom, which was attended by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Police Commissioner Steve Corbishley tweeted a photo of the pair posing with... Read more of this article

Trial On Planned Terror Attack Begins In UK

Trial On Planned Terror Attack Begins In UK

The trial of Hisham Waheed Muhammad and Faisal Ibn al Hajj Muhammad Abu Ahmad began in the United Kingdom, with the pair accused of offences relating to allegedly planning to carry out a terror attack. This is according to a report in the Manchester Evening News, which said, “A takeaway worker plotted to carry out a ‘lone wolf’ terror... Read more of this article

London Office Interns Gain ‘Invaluable Insight’

London Office Interns Gain ‘Invaluable Insight’

This summer, two Bermudians interned with the London Representative Office in the UK, with Ari Minors and Madeleine Fox, spending thirteen weeks learning about the work of the London Office and gaining an understanding of Bermuda’s relationship with the UK, specifically within the UK Government and UK Parliament. “The interns had the opportunity... Read more of this article

Video: Somers Day Parade In Lyme Regis, UK

Video: Somers Day Parade In Lyme Regis, UK

Lyme Regis recently celebrated its trans-Atlantic friendship with twin town St George’s, Bermuda, at the annual Somers Day parade. This is according to a report from Lyme Online which said, “The parade commemorates Admiral Sir George Somers, a former Mayor of Lyme Regis and MP, who founded the islands of Bermuda in the name of King James VI... Read more of this article

Post-Brexit Working Group To Be Formed

Post-Brexit Working Group To Be Formed

As part of Bermuda’s ongoing preparation, a Post-Brexit Working Group will be formed to “consider and address” any issues required to prepare Bermuda, Premier David Burt said in the House of Assembly today [July 26]. “Now that the leadership process in the UK has been completed and the new Prime Minister had signaled a clear intention... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson To Be New UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson has been elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom, setting him up to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. A BBC story said, “Boris Johnson has been elected new Conservative leader in a ballot of party members and will become the next UK prime minister. “He beat Jeremy Hunt comfortably, winning... Read more of this article

Tarik Hill Jailed For ‘Horrific Campaign Of Abuse’

Tarik Hill Jailed For ‘Horrific Campaign Of Abuse’

After being found guilty of multiple charges including false imprisonment, bodily harm and rape, Tarik Hill, 35, was sentenced in a UK Court to a custodial term of 15 years and an extended licence period of five years. A statement from the UK Met Police said, “A man has been sentenced to jail after carrying out a sustained period of domestic... Read more of this article

UK Foreign Office Flies Bermuda Flag

UK Foreign Office Flies Bermuda Flag

The United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office is flying the Bermuda flag in London today [May 24] in honour of Bermuda Day, with a tweet showing the flag sent to their 903,000 followers. The tweet says, “The #Bermuda flag flying @foreignoffice today for #BermudaDay.” You can follow our live updates of Bermuda Day here, and... Read more of this article

Theresa May Steps Down As Party Leader

Theresa May Steps Down As Party Leader

British prime minister Theresa May has announced that she will be stepping down as leader of her country’s Conservative party on June 7, opening the door for an election to choose a new prime minister. A BBC story said, “Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime... 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

Base To Be Named In Memory Of Lyrico Steede

Base To Be Named In Memory Of Lyrico Steede

A new volunteer police cadet base set to open in Bulwell, England will be named in memory of Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old Bermudian who was murdered in the area in 2018. This is according to the Nottinghamshire Police website, which said, “A new volunteer police cadet base is set to open in the coming weeks in Bulwell named in memory of murdered teenager... 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

UK Parliament: British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

UK Parliament: British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

British MPs voted in favor of delaying the Brexit process in UK Parliament today, with British lawmakers agreeing to delay their exit from the European Union, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 29th. This comes after British MPs rejected the UK leaving the EU without a deal by 321 to 278 votes on Wednesday, and MPs voting against... Read more of this article