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Portsmouth Predicts $187 Million Into Economy

Portsmouth Predicts $187 Million Into Economy

The America’s Cup qualifiers which will be held in Portsmouth, UK are expected to attract some 160,000 spectators and pump more than £120m [$187 million] into the local economy, according to a report from the Portsmouth press. The report said, “As we start 2015, excitement is building to when the eyes of the world will be on the city as an... Read more of this article

BTA Launches Campaign Targeting UK Travelers

BTA Launches Campaign Targeting UK Travelers

The Bermuda Tourism Authority said they have “demonstrated its ongoing investment into increasing visitation from the UK by launching a new multi-platform marketing campaign with British Airways and British national broadsheet, The Telegraph, as it introduces its ‘Proper Fun’ campaign into the market.” The BTA said, “The campaign,... Read more of this article

“Mother England: What Can She Be Thinking?”

“Mother England: What Can She Be Thinking?”

“It’s one thing for Britain to flirt with, or appease, the European Union’s bureaucratic bullies in Brussels, but it is quite another to attempt to export their toxic economic orthodoxy 4,800 miles west to their territories in the Caribbean,” a recent editorial from the Compass Cayman said. The editorial – titled “Mother... Read more of this article

BA Flight On Despite UK Air Traffic Control Glitch

BA Flight On Despite UK Air Traffic Control Glitch

Airline passengers are facing what is being called “widespread flight disruption” by the BBC, following a technical problem at the United Kingdom’s air traffic control centre, however the Bermuda flight has left the United Kingdom. A British Airways spokesperson said, “All airlines at Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been affected... Read more of this article

Finance Minister Updates On His Visit To The UK

Finance Minister Updates On His Visit To The UK

The UK Government “told the world” that they would ensure that the UK and its Territories would create a publicly accessible central register of Beneficial Owners of companies, which was done without prior consultation with the Territories, Minister of Finance Bob Richards said today [Dec 5] in the House of Assembly The Minister was speaking... Read more of this article

Opposition In ‘Full Support Of Minister’s Position’

Opposition In ‘Full Support Of Minister’s Position’

The Opposition is in “full support” of the position Finance Minister Bob Richards has taken in regards to the UK’s request pertaining to a beneficial ownership public registry, Opposition Leader Marc Bean said in the House of Assembly yesterday [Nov 29]. In 2013, the G7 — which consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,... Read more of this article

UK Assessments Of Military Threat To Territories

UK Assessments Of Military Threat To Territories

The UK Ministry of Defence “undertakes regular assessments of potential military threats to all overseas territories to ensure that we retain an appropriate level of defensive capability to address any such threats,” the British Minister of State told the UK Parliament on Tuesday [Nov 25]. Bermuda is one of 14 British Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

Report: Bermuda “Refuses” Cameron Request

Report: Bermuda “Refuses” Cameron Request

“David Cameron’s campaign to destroy the ‘cloak of secrecy’ around the ownership of offshore companies has been snubbed by the richest and most important of the UK’s overseas territories,” a report from the UK’s Independent claims. Their report said, “Bermuda boasts of being the ‘risk capital of the world’... Read more of this article

Convicted Rapist Jailed For 16 Years In UK

Convicted Rapist Jailed For 16 Years In UK

Andrew Williams, who is originally from Bermuda, was jailed for 16 years after being convicted of rape and causing grievous bodily harm in the UK, according to the Hackney Gazette. The 29 year old was ordered to serve two-thirds of his sentence in custody and will serve an extended license period of five years following his release. The Hackney Gazette... Read more of this article

Video: Man Escorted From Airport By Police

Video: Man Escorted From Airport By Police

[Updated] A heavy police presence was seen at the airport this evening [Nov 4] greeting the incoming British Airways flight from London, with police officers seen escorting a man in handcuffs. The man shielded his face while being escorted, however unofficial reports suggest the person may be Patrick Stamp, who is wanted in connection with the murder... Read more of this article


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