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UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

The British Government has “assured the Overseas Territories of our commitment to working collaboratively with them on the introduction” of public registers, Minister of State Alan Duncan told the British Parliament. The Minister was responding to a question from Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who was one of the MPs who brought forward the amendment... Read more of this article

OT Student Conference In London In November

OT Student Conference In London In November

The UK Overseas Territories Association announced details of their third Overseas Students conference, to take place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Natural History Museum [Flett Events Theatre], London. “The conference is open to students studying in the UK from all territories that are members of UKOTA. The event presents a great opportunity... Read more of this article

Ed Christopher Wins UK Town Crier Competition

Ed Christopher Wins UK Town Crier Competition

Hamilton town crier Ed Christopher has won the first National Town Crier Competition in Helmsley in the United Kingdom, laying claim to the Magna Carta Trophy after beating out the competition’s 19 other entrants. The event was held at the Helmsley Walled Garden on Saturday, July 21, with international town criers taking part by representing their... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson has resigned from his post as the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, it was announced today. A story in the BBC said, “Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. “He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary... Read more of this article

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

“Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year,” a British MP claimed during a recent sitting of British Parliament. Shadow Minister Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Helen Goodman said, “Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year. Will the Chancellor organise... Read more of this article

Kim McCallan To Serve As Race Officer In UK

Kim McCallan To Serve As Race Officer In UK

Kim McCallan, the former Bermuda Power Boat Association Commodore, is making headlines and history. Ms McCallan is presently in the United Kingdom to take her position as the first Bermudian female to be the Officer of the Day from 28 June to 1 July 2018 where she will be the overall person in charge of the International Powerboat Race Club [IPRC] Round... Read more of this article

Bermudians Arrested In UK: Terrorism Charges

Bermudians Arrested In UK: Terrorism Charges

“Two Bermudian males that have been living in the UK for a significant period of time were arrested on terrorism related charges,” the police have confirmed. A Bermuda police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm that two Bermudian males that have been living in the UK for a significant period of time were arrested... Read more of this article

Video: Premier Burt On Bermuda/UK Relationship

Video: Premier Burt On Bermuda/UK Relationship

While independence is an “ultimate aim” it is not part of our current mandate and “you will not find Bermuda going independent any time during this term in office,” Premier David Burt said, adding that he thinks there “are far more important issues than independence that we have to address” such as the economy, education,... Read more of this article

Deputy Premier Concludes Round Of UK Talks

Deputy Premier Concludes Round Of UK Talks

Deputy Premier Walter Roban represented Bermuda in London for the Joint Ministerial Council European Negotiations [JMC EN] and the Pre-JMC ahead of the annual November meetings in London. A Government spokesperson said, “The Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, The Hon. Walter H. Roban JP MP represented Bermuda in London... Read more of this article

Deputy Premier In Overseas Territories Talks

Deputy Premier In Overseas Territories Talks

Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban is representing Bermuda for meetings with the UK and the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] in the United Kingdom. The Deputy Premier and Bermuda’s London Office Director and Representative in the UK, Kimberley Durrant, are attending the UK-OT JMC focused... Read more of this article

“No Change To Long Standing Official Position”

“No Change To Long Standing Official Position”

“There is no change to the long standing official position,” Government House said following Premier David Burt’s comments on independence, with Government House citing the 2012 White Paper on Overseas Territories [PDF] which said “any decision to sever the constitutional link between the UK and a Territory should be on the basis... Read more of this article

Column: History, Colonialism & UK Parliament

Column: History, Colonialism & UK Parliament

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Didn’t my people before me slave for this country?” - Bob Marley Over the course of the last 500 years of European colonial oppression, persons throughout the Caribbean have taken up arms, or more recently, placards, against unjust and inhumane policies. History records rebellions in islands such... Read more of this article

Police Confirm Death Of 15-Year-Old In England

Police Confirm Death Of 15-Year-Old In England

The police have confirmed that a 15-year-old Bermudian has died following a stabbing in England. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “The Bermuda Police Service can confirm the death of Bermudian National, 15-year-old Samuel Baker, who died as a result of a stabbing incident that took place in South Yorkshire in the UK yesterday. “The... Read more of this article