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Travelers From Bermuda Not Required To Isolate

Travelers From Bermuda Not Required To Isolate

England is exempting travelers coming from all the British Overseas Territories - including Bermuda – from having to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival. The Bermuda London Office tweeted, “Travel Advisory: From 10 July 2020, unless you have visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, passengers... Read more of this article

Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Governor John Rankin hosted a small ceremony at Government House on June 13 in order to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Government House posted the photos online below and said, “The Governor hosted a small ceremony at Government House to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and to give thanks to those who have been involved... Read more of this article

UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute $3.8 million to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help Caribbean nations respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. A PAHO spokesperson said, “The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million pounds [USD $3.8m] to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help eight countries of the Caribbean... Read more of this article

Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

“The UK Government is firmly committed to supporting the Overseas Territories in dealing with Covid-19,” Parliamentary Under-Secretary Wendy Morton said when asked about the kind of support that the UK Government is providing to help the UK Overseas Territories respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Hansard of the UK Parliament’s... Read more of this article

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

After testing positive for Covid-19 and being hospitalized earlier this week, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care today [April 6]. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. “Mr... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: 500 Bermuda Students In UK

UK Parliament: 500 Bermuda Students In UK

According to a recent discussion in the UK Parliament, there were some 2,130 students from the British Overseas Territories studying in the UK in 2018/19, with 500 from Bermuda. Conservative MP Scott Benton asked what estimate the Minister has of university students from British Overseas Territories studying in the UK and “what assessment he... Read more of this article

Column: Time For A New UK-OTs Agenda

Column: Time For A New UK-OTs Agenda

[Opinion column written by Benito Wheatley] The Overseas Territories’ [OTs] place in post-Brexit Britain remains unclear as the United Kingdom [UK] begins life outside of the European Union [EU]. Since the Conservative Party’s landslide victory at the polls on 12 December 2019, a coherent UK-OTs agenda has not been articulated. The absence of such... Read more of this article

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

“I do not expect Brexit to have a negative impact on this island, certainly in the near future and hopefully beyond,” Governor John Rankin said, citing the fact that Bermuda has no dependence on EU funding, exports very few physical goods to the EU, and has Solvency II Equivalence. The Governor said this as he delivered a speech at the Hamilton... Read more of this article

‘Brexit’ In Effect As Of 7pm Bermuda Time

‘Brexit’ In Effect As Of 7pm Bermuda Time

The United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union as of 7.00pm Bermuda time this evening [Jan 31], beginning a transition period for the nation until a free trade agreement is reached. A BBC story said, “The UK will officially leave the European Union at 23:00 GMT, ending 47 years of membership. “Pro and anti-Brexit demonstrations and... Read more of this article

Pincher: No OTs Request Devolution Settlement

Pincher: No OTs Request Devolution Settlement

“None of the Overseas Territories have requested a constitutional relationship akin to the devolution settlements within the United Kingdom,” Minister of State Christopher Pincher said in the UK Parliament. According to the Hansard of the UK Parliament’s session on January 27th, Shadow Minister Afzal Khan asked the Secretary of State... Read more of this article

Brexit Deal Approved By European Parliament

Brexit Deal Approved By European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of the Brexit deal, one of the final steps that had to be taken before the UK leaves the EU this Friday, January 31st. The Withdrawal Agreement was approved by the European Parliament today [Jan 29] by 621 votes in favour, 49 against and 13 abstentions.The BBC reported, ”After the vote, MEPs... Read more of this article

Brexit Bill Clears Final UK Parliamentary Hurdle

Brexit Bill Clears Final UK Parliamentary Hurdle

The legislation which paves the way for the UK to leave the European Union on January 31st has passed the final hurdle in the British Parliament and is now awaiting royal assent. The BBC reported, “The EU [Withdrawal Agreement] Bill, which paves the way for the UK to leave the bloc with a deal on 31 January, is now awaiting royal assent. “Earlier,... Read more of this article

UK Court: Swan Denies Assaulting Footballer

UK Court: Swan Denies Assaulting Footballer

Damien Swan has pleaded not guilty in a British court to a charge of allegedly assaulting former footballer Gary McAllister, according to multiple reports from the British media. According to the West Yorkshire Police, “Damien Swan, aged 33, of Greenmount Terrace, Beeston, was charged by postal requisition with assault occasioning actual bodily... Read more of this article