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Bermudians In UK Invited To Attend Govt Events

Bermudians In UK Invited To Attend Govt Events

The Government of Bermuda’s London Office is inviting Bermudians living in the United Kingdom to two upcoming events. A spokesperson said, “On Monday 26th November 2018, Bermudians living in the UK are invited to attend a Bermuda networking reception where the Premier, the Hon. David Burt will be in attendance. The event takes place from 6:30... Read more of this article

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

The British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into “how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to ensure the security and stability” of the British Overseas Territories is set to continue with another oral evidence session on Tuesday, November 6th. The witnesses scheduled to appear include British Virgin Islands Government... Read more of this article

Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Bermudian Zandrae Smith has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 22 years, after being convicted of the murder of Tommy Ferris in the United Kingdom. This is according to a report in the Andover Advertiser, which said: “Zandrae Smith was sentenced after he stabbed Tommy Ferris four times in an alleyway off Smannell Road, in Andover,... Read more of this article

Banks Fishing As Investigation Launches In UK

Banks Fishing As Investigation Launches In UK

The UK National Crime Agency confirmed it “initiated an investigation” concerning Leave.EU and individuals including Arron Banks, and as the news broke yesterday, Mr Banks tweeted that he was “fishing in Bermuda” and then sent a subsequent tweet of a photo of himself titled “gone fishing.”According to the BBC, the... Read more of this article

Report: UK Renews Crackdown On Tax Evasion

Report: UK Renews Crackdown On Tax Evasion

“The U.K. renewed its attack against offshore tax evasion with plans to publish a new compliance strategy around the overseas entities that wealthy individuals use to conceal their assets,” according to a report from Bloomberg. The story said, “The U.K. renewed its attack against offshore tax evasion with plans to publish a new compliance... Read more of this article

Brothers Jailed In England On Drug Charges

Brothers Jailed In England On Drug Charges

Marcus Weeks and his brother Dalji Waldron have been sentenced to over four years in jail in the UK after being convicted of charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis. This is according to a story in the Lincolnite, which said, “Marcus Weeks and his younger brother Dalji Waldron, whose father Michael Weeks is the Minister of Social... Read more of this article

Students Urged To Attend Conference In London

Students Urged To Attend Conference In London

Generation Next is encouraging Bermudians studying in the UK to attend the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA] Student Conference 2018 in London on November 3rd, 2018. UKOTA was established by Governments of the UK Overseas Territories on November 2nd, 1994 and the stated purpose of the organization is to promote the interests of... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] After reading the questions and comments made at the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee enquiry on the “Future of the UK Overseas Territories”, I recalled reading a letter to the Editor column of the Times published in December 1955. The letter was in response to a letter complaining... Read more of this article

‘Perhaps A Review Of Relations Is Appropriate’

‘Perhaps A Review Of Relations Is Appropriate’

For years there was consensus between the major UK political parties about the Overseas Territories, but that has now changed and the OTs now face a “more hostile and less supportive UK political class,” Dr Peter Clegg said, adding that perhaps a review of relations is appropriate, one which would “offer the Territories more autonomy,... Read more of this article

Locals Attend World Heritage Conference In UK

Locals Attend World Heritage Conference In UK

Representatives for ‘The Historic Town of St. George and Related Fortifications’ were in London this past week for ‘Setting the Scene for World Heritage’, the 2018 World Heritage UK Conference. World Heritage Site Management Committee member Councilor Elizabeth Christopher and Acting Heritage Officer in the Government Department of Planning... Read more of this article

FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] submitted written evidence for the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in to the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’, addressing matters including security, the environment, same sex marriage, hurricane relief, economic stability, sovereignty and more. ‘By Definition OTs... Read more of this article

Cayman Govt’s Submission To UK Committee

Cayman Govt’s Submission To UK Committee

Sufficient safeguards should be put in place to protect the Cayman Islands and the wider British Overseas Territory family from “future constitutional overreach by the Houses of Parliament,” the Cayman Islands Government said. “In view of the actions taken by the UK Parliament to amend the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018... Read more of this article

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

“Bermudians think of themselves as Bermudians” and “becoming more legislatively connected with Britain would cause unease” and “Bermuda meets OECD standards pretty comfortably” and “has a record it can be quite proud of in that respect.” These were some of the comments made by former Governor of Bermuda... Read more of this article