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British Airways Holiday Strikes Called Off

British Airways Holiday Strikes Called Off

With a recent vote to strike by British Airways cabin crew threatening to disrupt flight plans this month, the union representing the airline’s cabin crew has called off strikes planned for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. A spokesperson for the airline said, “We welcome the announcement from Unite that it has called off the strikes scheduled... Read more of this article

British MPs Seeking Public Register Amendment

British MPs Seeking Public Register Amendment

A group of British MPs is seeking to make amendments to a Bill requiring British Overseas Territories to introduce public registers, with a cross-party group of 80 MPs reportedly backing the amendment. According to a report from the Guardian, “The UK’s Overseas Territories face renewed pressure to abandon corporate secrecy after 80 MPs joined... Read more of this article

British Airways Working On ‘Contingency Plans’

British Airways Working On ‘Contingency Plans’

With a recent vote to strike by British Airways cabin crew threatening to possibly disrupt flight plans later this month, the airline’s CEO and chairman said they “have been working on detailed contingency plans to ensure that we are able to operate our normal flight programme from all our airports on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day.”Alex... Read more of this article

British Airways Cabin Crew Vote To Strike

British Airways Cabin Crew Vote To Strike

[Updated] A recent vote to strike by British Airways cabin crew is threatening to possibly disrupt holiday travel plans, with work action potentially beginning later this month. A Telegraph story says, “British Airways passengers face disruption to flights over Christmas and the New Year after cabin crew voted overwhelmingly in favour of strikes. “Unite... Read more of this article

Two Found Guilty: Shooting Of Mardon In UK

Two Found Guilty: Shooting Of Mardon In UK

Two men have been found guilty of shooting and robbing millionaire businessman Timothy Mardon, who splits his time between Bermuda and the UK, in his Essex home. A Mirror article said, “The men targeted Timothy Mardon after mistakenly believing the insurance company president was using his Georgian, grade II-listed property as a large-scale cannabis... Read more of this article

Open Consular Days Set To Be Held In The UK

Open Consular Days Set To Be Held In The UK

Bermudians living, working and studying in the UK are welcome to Open Consular Days across the United Kingdom, hosted by the Government of Bermuda London Office, the Cabinet Office advised. A Government spokesperson said, “The purpose of Open Consular Days is to provide Bermudians throughout the UK an opportunity to speak directly with the London... Read more of this article

Premier: ‘UK Committed To Involving Territories’

Premier: ‘UK Committed To Involving Territories’

Premier Michael Dunkley provided an update on the Government’s engagement regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union in the House of Assembly today [Nov 21], saying that the UK Government is “committed to involving Overseas Territories” as it “prepares for negotiations to leave the EU. ” The Premier said, “Earlier... Read more of this article

Travel Cost Listing: Premier’s Visit To UK

Travel Cost Listing: Premier’s Visit To UK

A trip in October 2016 by Premier Michael Dunkley to the United Kingdom to attend the Joint Ministerial Council [JMC] Meetings cost $10,020, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Thursday, November 03, 2016, and the web page listing said, “The Hon.... Read more of this article

Video: Remembrance Sunday At The Cathedral

Video: Remembrance Sunday At The Cathedral

A Remembrance Sunday Service was held at The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton today [Nov 13] where Birgitte the Duchess of Gloucester, Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Bermuda Regiment took part in a wreath laying ceremony.The event program said the service was held “with particular remembrance of those who left Bermuda in 1916 for... Read more of this article

Premier Presents Boris Johnson With Shorts

Premier Presents Boris Johnson With Shorts

While in the UK for the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meetings, Premier Michael Dunkley met with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, taking the opportunity to present him with pink Bermuda Shorts.A spokesperson said, “Last evening, Premier Michael Dunkley along with other OT leaders had a courtesy visit with Boris Johnson, Secretary... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Meetings & Forum In UK

Premier Attends Meetings & Forum In UK

Today’s Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meetings were busy ones as the sessions formally kicked off in London earlier today [Nov. 1]. This morning the Premier, Michael Dunkley participated in a Parliamentary meeting between OT Leaders and Nick Hurd , Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry. A meeting with the Foreign Affairs... Read more of this article

Premier In UK This Week For OT Meetings

Premier In UK This Week For OT Meetings

Premier Michael Dunkley is currently in London participating in the annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council Meetings [OT JMC]. Other OT leaders from Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Ascension Island, Tristan Da Cunha, St Helena and Pitcairn have convened... Read more of this article

Minister Attends Conservative Conference In UK

Minister Attends Conservative Conference In UK

On behalf of the Premier, Minister of the Environment Cole Simons attended the Conservative Party Conference held from 2-5 October in Birmingham, England, and hosted a breakfast roundtable discussion with Members of Parliament and Conservative think tanks. The Minister’s attendance was facilitated by the Government of Bermuda London Office. Minister... Read more of this article