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Column: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ Brexit Options

Column: Theresa May’s ‘Plan B’ Brexit Options

[Opinion column written by Christopher Kirkland] The heavy defeat for Theresa May’s government on its Brexit plan is a further stumbling block on the path to the UK’s exit from the EU. Given the scale of the defeat, by a majority of 230, it’s unlikely that the prime minister will be able ask parliament to vote on her unrevised plan again – despite... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Votes Against May’s Brexit Deal

UK Parliament Votes Against May’s Brexit Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been rejected by 230 votes, which is reportedly the largest defeat for a sitting UK Government in modern history. “MPs voted by 432 votes to 202 to reject the deal, which sets out the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU on 29 March,” the BBC reported. “Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn... Read more of this article

Video: UK On SSM, Belongers, Public Registers

Video: UK On SSM, Belongers, Public Registers

The law passed by the UK aiming to have Overseas Territories make their beneficial ownership registers public, the Territories citizenship polices, same sex marriage, and Brexit were among the topics discussed at the most recent hearing of the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry. Over the past few weeks, the Committee has been... Read more of this article

Cayman Islands Seeking Constitutional Changes

Cayman Islands Seeking Constitutional Changes

The Cayman Islands has presented the UK with proposed constitutional changes and now await the UK’s response, Cayman Premier Alden McLaughlin said, explaining that they seek “safeguards” to confirm that the UK “will not seek to legislate, directly or indirectly for the Cayman Islands without, at a minimum, consultation with... Read more of this article

UK MPs Continue To Discuss OT’s Registers

UK MPs Continue To Discuss OT’s Registers

The topic of enforcing the UK’s legislation for the British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, to make their beneficial ownership registers public continues to be discussed in British Parliament and Committees.According to the Hansard for Thursday, Baroness Stern asked “what technical assistance will be provided to the British Overseas... Read more of this article

OTs Expected To Have Public Registers By 2023

OTs Expected To Have Public Registers By 2023

The United Kingdom “will prepare draft legislation by the end of 2020, with all Overseas Territories expected to have fully functioning public registers by the end of 2023.” This was stated by Minister of State Sir Alan Duncan in response to a question from Labour MP Dame Margaret Hodge, who was one of the key MPs in bringing forth the amendment... Read more of this article

Lord Ahmad On Territories Meeting In UK

Lord Ahmad On Territories Meeting In UK

“We continued our dialogue on the implications for the Overseas Territories of the UK’s departure from the EU” and “highlighted the importance of continued engagement with the EU Commission and underlined that the delivery of legislation is of paramount importance.” This was stated by British Minister of State Lord Ahmad of... Read more of this article

Theresa May Facing No Confidence Vote Today

Theresa May Facing No Confidence Vote Today

[Updated] United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no confidence vote by Conservative MPs today [Dec 12] after 48 Conservative MPs wrote letters expressing no confidence in her leadership. The BBC reported, “UK Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of confidence in her leadership later on Wednesday. “Speaking outside... Read more of this article

Premier Updates On Meetings In UK & Europe

Premier Updates On Meetings In UK & Europe

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Dec 7], Premier David Burt provided an update on his meetings in the UK and Europe. The Premier said that the “development of business opportunities for Bermuda in London was the focus of the first 3 days of my trip,” and he also had the “opportunity to host two networking receptions for Bermudians... Read more of this article

ASW Law Hold ‘Lunch-N-Learn’ Seminar In UK

ASW Law Hold ‘Lunch-N-Learn’ Seminar In UK

On November 29th, local Bermuda law firm, ASW Law Limited [ASW], hosted a ‘Lunch-n-Learn’ seminar at the Government of Bermuda London Office for Bermudian students studying in the United Kingdom. Students joined the ASW team for a presentation and open discussion, which included an introduction to ASW and the practice of corporate law in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Scott Pearman] With our Premier in London meeting with the UK Overseas Territories Association, this may be an appropriate moment to reflect on Bermuda’s current relationship with the UK. There are times when Bermuda’s Premier [or Finance Minister] needs to politely disagree with our UK counterparts – to ensure... Read more of this article

Premier Attends OT Association Meeting In UK

Premier Attends OT Association Meeting In UK

Yesterday Premier David Burt and Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown joined with members of the UK Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA] at a Political Council Meeting in London, as they discussed ”key issues impacting the United Kingdom’s overseas territories.” Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “I joined... Read more of this article

Minister Dickinson’s Trip To UK Cost $7,788.96

Minister Dickinson’s Trip To UK Cost $7,788.96

A trip in November 2018 by Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson to attend the Vista Tech Teach-In International Conference in the UK cost $7,788.96, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from November 4, 2018 – November 7, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Finance... Read more of this article