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UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

UK MPs Discuss Bermudians Movement In EU

The impact of Brexit on Bermudians freedom of movement in the European Union was recently discussed in UK Parliament, with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker saying the “post-exit immigration rules that apply to British nationals in the EU will be the subject of negotiations, as will the detail of the future relationship between... Read more of this article

UK Prime Minister Calls Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Calls Snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to call a snap general election on June 8, with a Commons vote on the proposed election to take place tomorrow [April 19]. A BBC story said, “UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans to call a snap general election on 8 June. She said Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership... Read more of this article

UK Internship Program & Summer Employment

UK Internship Program & Summer Employment

The Department of Workforce Development and the Bermuda London Office are reminding Bermudians that applications are still being accepted from those currently studying and residing in the United Kingdom for internship opportunities. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Workforce Development and the Bermuda London Office is reminding... Read more of this article

British Airways Unveils New Lounges At Gatwick

British Airways Unveils New Lounges At Gatwick

British Airways has unveiled its luxurious new premium lounges and check in area at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal, with the company saying it will “enhance the travel experience for customers to Bermuda, whose flights depart from and arrive at London Gatwick South Terminal.” A spokesperson said, “With sweeping views of the runway,... Read more of this article

Premier ‘Closely Following’ Brexit Developments

Premier ‘Closely Following’ Brexit Developments

Earlier today [March 29], British Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the UK had triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty – thus beginning a legal process that formally signals Britain leaving the European Union. Premier Michael Dunkley said, “We have been closely following today’s developments in the UK Parliament. The public will be aware... Read more of this article

Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast

Flags At Cabinet And Govt House At Half-Mast

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack in London, flags at the Cabinet Building and Government House were at half-mast yesterday. Following the attacks, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition and the many other people in Bermuda who have expressed their sympathy and support. “As Prime Minister... Read more of this article

Governor Rankin Thanks Everyone For Support

Governor Rankin Thanks Everyone For Support

Following the attacks yesterday in London, Governor John Rankin said he is grateful to everyone who expressed their sympathy and support, saying he knows “the people of Bermuda and the United Kingdom stand together in the face of this atrocity.”“The attacker, who was armed with two knives, injured around 40 people as he mowed down... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier: ‘Bermuda’s Thoughts Are With UK’

Premier Michael Dunkley said “Bermuda’s thoughts are with the people of the United Kingdom”, following today’s attack near Westminster. The Premier said, “This has been such a shocking and distressing event. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families impacted and the people of London and the UK as they deal with this cowardly attack on... Read more of this article

Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims

Sympathies Extended To UK Attack Victims

Following the terror attacks in London today, Opposition Leader David Burt extended his sympathies to the “innocent victims, their families, and our Parliamentary Colleagues in the UK.” At least three people died and 20 were injured when an attacker rammed a car into crowds of people before stabbing a police officer in the grounds of the... Read more of this article

Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th

Brexit: Article 50 To Be Invoked On March 29th

The United Kingdom has announced their intention to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29, 2017, which begins the formal process for the UK to leave the European Union. The UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union Sir Tim Barrow informed the office of European Council President Donald Tusk this morning of the UK’s intention... Read more of this article

Ratification Of CEDAW Extended To Bermuda

Ratification Of CEDAW Extended To Bermuda

The United Kingdom has extended to Bermuda its ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women [CEDAW], with the extension taking effect from today. The statutory instrument was deposited by the UK Government at a ceremony at the United Nations in New York earlier today. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry... Read more of this article

Internship Opportunity At Govt London Office

Internship Opportunity At Govt London Office

In July 2016, the Government of Bermuda London Office, together with the Department of Workforce Development, launched an internship programme for Bermudian graduates currently living in the UK. The internship is developed to provide Bermudian graduates with an opportunity to gain exposure in the UK and EU market through Government and Private sector... Read more of this article

Former Governor Waddington Dies At Age 87

Former Governor Waddington Dies At Age 87

Former Governor of Bermuda and United Kingdom home secretary under Margaret Thatcher, David Waddington, has died at the age of 87. Waddington served as Governor of Bermuda from 1992 to 1997. A story in the Guardian said, “Being home secretary is never an easy job, but David Waddington’s brief tenure in that great office of state at the tail-end... Read more of this article