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Minister: UK Offers Support For Airspace Initiative

Minister: UK Offers Support For Airspace Initiative

The U.K. Department for Transport [DfT] offered its “full support” of the Bermuda Airspace initiative, Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell said today [Feb 13] in the House of Assembly. “Bermuda’s airspace is of strategic and operational importance to the United States National Airspace System [NAS] and is... Read more of this article

MP Gauke: 33 Not Signed Up To Public Register

MP Gauke: 33 Not Signed Up To Public Register

UK Financial Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke said he does not agree with the idea of putting Overseas Territories on a blacklist when “33 out of 34 OECD countries have still not signed up to a public register.” The comments from Mr. Gauke –a  Conservative MP – follow after UK Opposition Leader Ed Miliband sent a letter... Read more of this article

Travers: Miliband Is “Hopelessly Out Of Touch”

Travers: Miliband Is “Hopelessly Out Of Touch”

The chairman of the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange has accused UK Labour Party leader Ed Miliband of being “hopelessly out of touch in relation to international tax avoidance.” Chairman Anthony Travers’ comments follow a letter from Mr Miliband to the leaders of Britain’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. Mr Miliband’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Government: Surprised & Disappointed

Bermuda Government: Surprised & Disappointed

The Government of Bermuda noted the comments from UK Opposition Leader Ed Miliband, saying they are “surprised and disappointed that the island has been included in the list of referenced territories which lack openness in such areas as ultimate beneficial ownership of companies.” This follows after Mr Miliband sent a letter to Overseas... Read more of this article

UK Labour Leader: ‘Writing To Put You On Notice’

UK Labour Leader: ‘Writing To Put You On Notice’

UK Opposition Leader Ed Miliband is reported to have sent a letter to Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies saying that within 6 months of the election of Labour government, they will be required to produce a publicly accessible central register of beneficial ownership. “If any Overseas Territory or Crown Dependency does not meet this deadline,... Read more of this article

Minister Crockwell’s Trip To London Cost $5,956

Minister Crockwell’s Trip To London Cost $5,956

A trip last month by Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell to London cost $5,956.39, according to the latest listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as December 14 – 16, 2014, and the webpage listing said, “The Ministry of Tourism Development and Transport made a presentation to... Read more of this article

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


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