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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

Premier Joins Call With UK Prime Minister

Premier Joins Call With UK Prime Minister

[Updated] Premier David Burt, this afternoon [May 24] joined other OT leaders on a 35 minute phone conversation with UK Prime Minister Theresa May about the UK Parliament’s vote on imposing a public register of beneficial ownership on Overseas Territories.The Premier said, “During the call, I restated the Government of Bermuda’s position: this... Read more of this article

Masterworks Representatives Get ‘Royal Invite’

Masterworks Representatives Get ‘Royal Invite’

With Royal Wedding fever taking over this past weekend, representatives from the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art will get a slice of the excitement when they attend the 70th birthday celebrations for Prince Charles this Tuesday, May 22, at a Garden Reception on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, and possibly catch a glimpse of the newly married couple... Read more of this article

‘No Public Register Until House Votes For It’

‘No Public Register Until House Votes For It’

“There will be no public register of Beneficial Ownership in Bermuda until this Honourable House, elected by the people of Bermuda votes to implement one,” Premier David Burt said, adding that the “Government rejects the regressive colonial mindset that some in London hold.” Background The Premier’s comments follow after... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Accuse UK Of Colonialism

Overseas Territories Accuse UK Of Colonialism

The United Kingdom is being accused of colonialism by some of the Overseas Territories, with the islands’ leaders calling it a return to “base colonialism,” an “affront,” an “unacceptable act of modern colonialism,” and an action that would “overturn democracy in the relevant territory.” These comments... Read more of this article

‘Unacceptable Act Of Modern Colonialism’

‘Unacceptable Act Of Modern Colonialism’

“To legislate directly for an Overseas Territory would amount to an unacceptable act of modern colonialism,” Gibraltar’s Chief Minister said, adding that it would “overturn democracy in the relevant territory.” In a letter sent to British MPs, the Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo said that Gibraltar is already... Read more of this article

BVI Premier Raises Concerns About UK Bill

BVI Premier Raises Concerns About UK Bill

Joining his counterparts in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, Premier of the British Virgin Islands Orlando Smith has expressed concerns about the UK’s Bill, saying he rejects the “idea that our democratically elected Government should be superseded by the UK Parliament.” Premier Smith said, “This is a deeply flawed policy as the BVI... Read more of this article