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Photos & Video: British Airways i360 Tower

Photos & Video: British Airways i360 Tower

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda residents will be able to use British Airways’ new arrival and departure areas at Gatwick starting on January 24. That is the day BA will move from the North Terminal to the South Terminal and offer up a better travel experience for fliers. Colm Lacy, head of Commercial British Airways Gatwick, told Bernews “This... Read more of this article

Photos: Sir George Somers Statue Unveiled In UK

Photos: Sir George Somers Statue Unveiled In UK

A statue of Sir George Somers was recently unveiled in his hometown of Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, with the town paying homage to his legacy. The statue was unveiled by Lyme Regis Town Crier Alan Vian, with the Mayor of St George’s, Quinell Francis, in attendance to present a specially commissioned painting by Jill Raine to Lyme Regis Mayor... Read more of this article

Marketing Push Aimed At Enticing UK Visitors

Marketing Push Aimed At Enticing UK Visitors

The Bermuda Tourism Authority is making a “marketing push” in the United Kingdom, with online and digital out of home advertisements recently targeting potential visitors. A statement from Media Agency Group said, “Media Agency Group is proud to showcase its latest multi-format advertising campaign with the Bermuda Tourism Authority,... Read more of this article

Court: Jahmico Trott Charged In UK Murder

Court: Jahmico Trott Charged In UK Murder

Jahmico Trott has been charged in the murder of 27-year-old Oliver Tetlow, who was shot dead in London, UK on the night of March 9, becoming the fourth man to be charged in relation to the crime. A BBC story says, “Jahmico Trott, 28, of Shawheath Close, Hulme, Manchester, is accused of killing 27-year-old Oliver Tetlow. “Mr Tetlow, from... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda’s Role In Brexit Negotiations

Column: Bermuda’s Role In Brexit Negotiations

[Opinion column written by Gregory Francis] As interested parties queue to gain access to the table – or at least the overflow CCTV room – in the upcoming Brexit negotiations, Bermuda seems to have lost pole position to the more agile Crown Dependencies. On 30 July the UK Prime Minister said she appreciated the Crown Dependencies’ belief they... Read more of this article

Column: How Should Bermuda Handle Brexit?

Column: How Should Bermuda Handle Brexit?

[Opinion column written by Gregory Francis] Being There for Brexit Bermuda’s Premier is in the dark about Brexit. So is the UK PM in many respects. But the challenge that Premier Dunkley faces, like all past heads of government, is how to stay informed so that events in London don’t take you by surprise. As Bermuda decides just what it wants from... Read more of this article

Premier: Govt Has Held Discussions With UK

Premier: Govt Has Held Discussions With UK

Speaking today in the House of Assembly today [July 15] Premier Michael Dunkley provided an update on the Government’s engagement regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, saying that “in consideration of the potential impact of the UK decision on Bermuda, the Government has held discussions with officials within the UK Government... Read more of this article

Premier Congratulates New British Prime Minister

Premier Congratulates New British Prime Minister

Premier Michael Dunkley joined world leaders in extending congratulations to newly appointed British Prime Minister Theresa May, sending formal correspondence to the Prime Minister earlier today [July 14] expressing well wishes on behalf of Bermuda. In an excerpt from the letter, Premier Dunkley wrote, “Congratulations on your recent appointment as... Read more of this article

‘Involve Leadership Of OTs In Exit Discussions’

‘Involve Leadership Of OTs In Exit Discussions’

Opposition MP Walton Brown moved a motion in the House of Assembly yesterday which calls on the United Kingdom government to “actively involve the leadership of the UK Overseas Territories in the exit discussions so that the interests of the Overseas Territories can be fully represented and advanced.” The UK referendum on June 23rd saw the... Read more of this article

Theresa May Becomes Britain’s Prime Minister

Theresa May Becomes Britain’s Prime Minister

Theresa May was formally named Britain’s Prime Minister today, with the new Prime Minister speaking outside No 10 Downing Street, promising to “fight ‘burning injustice’ in British society, govern for the poor and marginalised, and create a union ‘between all of our citizens’.” The speech was given after Ms.... Read more of this article

Theresa May Set To Become UK Prime Minister

Theresa May Set To Become UK Prime Minister

Home Secretary Theresa May is set to become the United Kingdom’s next Prime Minister following the news that Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the race to become leader of the Conservative Party. While the timing of the handover from David Cameron — who announced his resignation following the Brexit vote — to Mrs. May is unknown, it... Read more of this article

OTs ‘Made Clear’ They Hoped UK Would Remain

OTs ‘Made Clear’ They Hoped UK Would Remain

The Overseas Territories “all made clear that they hoped we would remain part of the European Union,” Baroness Hooper said yesterday [July 5] in the House of Lords during the Motion to Take Note of the outcome of the referendum. The UK referendum on June 23rd saw the British vote — by 51.9% — to leave the European Union. Baroness Hooper,... Read more of this article

UK Will “Consult” With Territories About Brexit

UK Will “Consult” With Territories About Brexit

Speaking in UK Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron said they must ensure that the interests of all parts of the UK are protected, so as they prepare to negotiate with the European Union they will consult various jurisdictions including the Overseas Territories. The UK referendum on June 23rd saw the British vote — by 51.9% — to sever... Read more of this article