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UK Foreign Office Flies Bermuda Flag

UK Foreign Office Flies Bermuda Flag

The United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office is flying the Bermuda flag in London today [May 24] in honour of Bermuda Day, with a tweet showing the flag sent to their 903,000 followers. The tweet says, “The #Bermuda flag flying @foreignoffice today for #BermudaDay.” You can follow our live updates of Bermuda Day here, and... Read more of this article

Theresa May Steps Down As Party Leader

Theresa May Steps Down As Party Leader

British prime minister Theresa May has announced that she will be stepping down as leader of her country’s Conservative party on June 7, opening the door for an election to choose a new prime minister. A BBC story said, “Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime... Read more of this article

UK Government: No Plans For Order Or Timetable

UK Government: No Plans For Order Or Timetable

The British Government said they “have no plans to introduce an Order-in-Council” as it relates to same sex marriage in Overseas Territories [OTs], and does not plan to “publish such a timetable” to allow UK citizens to vote in OTs. This follows after the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee conducted an inquiry... Read more of this article

Base To Be Named In Memory Of Lyrico Steede

Base To Be Named In Memory Of Lyrico Steede

A new volunteer police cadet base set to open in Bulwell, England will be named in memory of Lyrico Steede, a 17-year-old Bermudian who was murdered in the area in 2018. This is according to the Nottinghamshire Police website, which said, “A new volunteer police cadet base is set to open in the coming weeks in Bulwell named in memory of murdered teenager... Read more of this article

Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad Visiting

Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad Visiting

Foreign Office Minister Of State for the Overseas Territories Lord Tariq Ahmad is visiting the island. A spokesperson said, “UK Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories Lord [Tariq] Ahmad of Wimbledon will visit Bermuda on the 25th April. “During his visit, the Minister will meet members of the Government including Premier David... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

UK Parliament: British MPs Vote To Delay Brexit

British MPs voted in favor of delaying the Brexit process in UK Parliament today, with British lawmakers agreeing to delay their exit from the European Union, which was originally scheduled to take place on March 29th. This comes after British MPs rejected the UK leaving the EU without a deal by 321 to 278 votes on Wednesday, and MPs voting against... Read more of this article

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

Column: UK MPs Vote Against No-Deal Brexit

[Opinion column written by Christoph Meyer] Parliament has voted against leaving the European Union without “a deal”. Having lost a second vote on her withdrawal agreement on March 12, May agreed to let MPs vote on whether they would accept leaving the EU without a deal on March 13. They voted 321 to 278 against no deal under any circumstances. Some... Read more of this article

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

MP Questions UK Citizens Being Elected In OTs

A British MP questioned a British Government Minister on the UK Government’s policy on UK nationals running for office in the Overseas Territories, and in response the Minister said that OT governments set their own rules, and noted the recent UK FAC report which suggested all UK citizens be allowed to hold elected office in the OTs saying “we... Read more of this article

Video: Voting & Belongers Panel Discussion

Video: Voting & Belongers Panel Discussion

[Updated with video] Bernews will be hosting a News & Views panel discussion at around noon on Wednesday [March 6] with Peter Sanderson, Craig Cannonier, and Cordell Riley set to discuss the suggestions from the British Foreign Affairs Committee which included extending voting rights to UK citizens that live in Bermuda, belongers, immigration and... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

Column: ‘Clear Sign Of New Age Colonialism’

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] “Every time I hear the crack of the whip my blood run cold.” - Bob Marley On Wednesday February 20th, 2019, the United Kingdom House of Commons released a report by their Foreign Affairs Committee. This report was entitled “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the Relationship”. This... Read more of this article

MPs Seek To Legislate For Crown Dependencies

MPs Seek To Legislate For Crown Dependencies

Some British MPs continue to seek to pass legislation in relation to the islands, with a cross party amendment yesterday seeking to order the Crown Dependencies to make their beneficial ownership registers public by the end of next year, with the amendment also seeking to reiterate the order for Overseas Territories to do so. However the Bill was pulled... Read more of this article

UN Call For UK To End Administration Of Chagos

UN Call For UK To End Administration Of Chagos

“The UK is under an obligation to bring to an end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago as rapidly as possible,” the United Nations Court has said, stating the UK’s “continued administration of the Chagos Archipelago constitutes a wrongful act.” The Chagos Archipelago, which the UK calls the British Indian Ocean... Read more of this article

Cayman: ‘Akin To An Attempt To Take Over’

Cayman: ‘Akin To An Attempt To Take Over’

Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin denounced a suggestion from the UK Foreign Affairs Committee that British citizens to be able to vote and run for office in the Overseas Territories, with the Cayman Premier saying it is “akin to an attempt to take over the territory.” This is according to a report in the Cayman Compass, which said,... Read more of this article