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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

Premier: ‘Discussions Were Very Constructive’

Premier: ‘Discussions Were Very Constructive’

Yesterday [Feb 7], Premier Michael Dunkley joined fellow Overseas Territories leaders for a full day of meetings at the UK Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations [JMC - EN]. “The critical discussions were chaired by the Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker and Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay,” a Government... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Continues Meetings In London

Premier Dunkley Continues Meetings In London

Premier Michael Dunkley kept a brisk pace of activities today [Feb 6], which included an Overseas Territory Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations [OT JMC-EN] prep meeting, a Chinese Embassy courtesy visit, and the formal request for the UK to extend the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [CEDAW] to Bermuda. Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Richards: ‘We Have Double Standard Going On’

Richards: ‘We Have Double Standard Going On’

“We have a double standard going on here,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said according to a report from the Guardian,as “we have a much more transparent, much cleaner system than the countries that promulgate these rules in the first place.”The Guardian published their report today, saying: “The government of Bermuda has hit... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Attends OT Meetings In London

Premier Dunkley Attends OT Meetings In London

The Cabinet Office provided an update on the travel to London by the Premier Michael Dunkley for the UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council [UK OT JMC] on European Negotiations. Bermuda was recently elected as Chair of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA], and part of Bermuda’s role is to represent OT’s by leading... Read more of this article

UK Release Document Outlining Plans For Brexit

UK Release Document Outlining Plans For Brexit

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the “unique relationships” that the Overseas Territories have with the EU “will also change,” the UK Government said in a White Paper published today [Feb 2]. The day after the UK Parliament voted — 498 votes to 114 — to give Prime Minister Theresa May the power to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Elected Chair Of Territories Association

Bermuda Elected Chair Of Territories Association

The Cabinet Office advised that Bermuda was recently unanimously elected by Governments of the Overseas Territories to the role of Chairmanship of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA]. Under the UKOTA constitution, Presidency of the Political Council will be held by Premier Michael Dunkley and the role of Chairperson will be held... Read more of this article

UK’s Top Soldier In Washington Visits RBR

UK’s Top Soldier In Washington Visits RBR

The senior military representative at the British Embassy in Washington paid a flying visit to the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s latest recruits. And Brigadier James Carr-Smith, Military Attaché in the US capital, said he was “impressed by the commitment and standards of the RBR.” Brigadier James Carr-Smith, Military Attache at the British... Read more of this article

Men Jailed For Shooting Businessman In UK

Men Jailed For Shooting Businessman In UK

Two men have been sentenced to prison for shooting and robbing businessman Timothy Mardon, who splits his time between Bermuda and the UK, in his Essex home. A BBC story said “A burglar who shot a businessman in a raid described as “every householder’s utter nightmare” has been jailed. “Timothy Mardon, 51, was left for dead... Read more of this article

British Airways Holiday Strikes Called Off

British Airways Holiday Strikes Called Off

With a recent vote to strike by British Airways cabin crew threatening to disrupt flight plans this month, the union representing the airline’s cabin crew has called off strikes planned for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. A spokesperson for the airline said, “We welcome the announcement from Unite that it has called off the strikes scheduled... Read more of this article

British MPs Seeking Public Register Amendment

British MPs Seeking Public Register Amendment

A group of British MPs is seeking to make amendments to a Bill requiring British Overseas Territories to introduce public registers, with a cross-party group of 80 MPs reportedly backing the amendment. According to a report from the Guardian, “The UK’s Overseas Territories face renewed pressure to abandon corporate secrecy after 80 MPs joined... Read more of this article

British Airways Working On ‘Contingency Plans’

British Airways Working On ‘Contingency Plans’

With a recent vote to strike by British Airways cabin crew threatening to possibly disrupt flight plans later this month, the airline’s CEO and chairman said they “have been working on detailed contingency plans to ensure that we are able to operate our normal flight programme from all our airports on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day.”Alex... Read more of this article

British Airways Cabin Crew Vote To Strike

British Airways Cabin Crew Vote To Strike

[Updated] A recent vote to strike by British Airways cabin crew is threatening to possibly disrupt holiday travel plans, with work action potentially beginning later this month. A Telegraph story says, “British Airways passengers face disruption to flights over Christmas and the New Year after cabin crew voted overwhelmingly in favour of strikes. “Unite... Read more of this article