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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

Visit To London For Meetings Cost $10,738.38

Visit To London For Meetings Cost $10,738.38

A trip in February 2017 by Premier Michael Dunkley to England to attend the Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations cost $10,738.38, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from Saturday, February 04, 2017 – Thursday, February 09, 2017, and the web page listing said that... Read more of this article

Premier, OT Leaders Meet With UK Prime Minister

Premier, OT Leaders Meet With UK Prime Minister

Last week, Premier Michael Dunkley concluded his UK visit with a stop at No. 10 Downing street for a Courtesy Visit with British Prime Minister, Theresa May. Premier Dunkley was joined at No. 10 by other Overseas Territories leaders. Premier Dunkley and OT leaders were in London much of last week for the UK Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘Discussions Were Very Constructive’

Premier: ‘Discussions Were Very Constructive’

Yesterday [Feb 7], Premier Michael Dunkley joined fellow Overseas Territories leaders for a full day of meetings at the UK Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations [JMC - EN]. “The critical discussions were chaired by the Minister for Exiting the European Union, Robin Walker and Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay,” a Government... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Continues Meetings In London

Premier Dunkley Continues Meetings In London

Premier Michael Dunkley kept a brisk pace of activities today [Feb 6], which included an Overseas Territory Joint Ministerial Council on European Negotiations [OT JMC-EN] prep meeting, a Chinese Embassy courtesy visit, and the formal request for the UK to extend the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [CEDAW] to Bermuda. Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Richards: ‘We Have Double Standard Going On’

Richards: ‘We Have Double Standard Going On’

“We have a double standard going on here,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said according to a report from the Guardian,as “we have a much more transparent, much cleaner system than the countries that promulgate these rules in the first place.”The Guardian published their report today, saying: “The government of Bermuda has hit... Read more of this article