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Hamilton Insurance Opens New Offices In London

Hamilton Insurance Opens New Offices In London

Hamilton Insurance Group — the Bermuda-based holding company for insurance and reinsurance operations that underwrite property and casualty risks on a worldwide basis — has opened new offices in London to support its growth in the Lloyd’s market. Deputy Premier of Bermuda and Finance Minister Bob Richards will join Group Chairman and CEO... Read more of this article

Bermudian Enters Miss West Indies UK Pageant

Bermudian Enters Miss West Indies UK Pageant

Sherika Burgess — a 25-year-old Bermudian currently living in the United Kingdom — is representing the island by competing in the Mr and Miss West Indies Pageant UK. Ms. Burgess attended the Berkeley Institute and is currently a student at Coventry University, studying a BA in English and teaching English as a Foreign Language. “This... Read more of this article

Premier Dunkley Writes To UK Opposition Leader

Premier Dunkley Writes To UK Opposition Leader

Premier Michael Dunkley wrote to UK Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn to provide information about Bermuda in light of the Leader of the Opposition’s recent comments in Parliament about the Island in the wake of the Panama Papers’ release. Mr Corbyn — who had previously suggested that the UK should consider imposing “direct rule” over... Read more of this article

Premier Sends Birthday Wishes To The Queen

Premier Sends Birthday Wishes To The Queen

Today [April 21] Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday, and and in honour of the occasion, Premier Michael Dunkley has written to the Queen extending birthday well wishes and congratulations on behalf of Bermuda. Premier Dunkley wrote, Bermuda joins with the rest of the world in wishing you the happiest of birthdays. The occasion of your 90th... Read more of this article

Exchange Of Information Between UK & Bermuda

Exchange Of Information Between UK & Bermuda

The official UK Government website posted a number of documents today [April 21], detailing information sharing agreements between the UK Government and various territories, including Bermuda. In posting the document, the website said, “This exchange of notes and technical protocol for sharing beneficial ownership information came into force on... Read more of this article

Cameron & Corbyn Spar Over OTs In Parliament

Cameron & Corbyn Spar Over OTs In Parliament

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn sparred in Parliament over matters related to the Overseas Territories, with Mr Corbyn calling Bermuda a “tax haven”, and Mr Cameron asking how Mr Corbyn plans to “force” the OTs, asking “have we finally found a potential Prime Minister” who wants... Read more of this article

Baroness Praises SCARS In UK Parliament

Baroness Praises SCARS In UK Parliament

During a debate in the UK Parliament last week, Baroness Anelay praised the work of local charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS], whose mission is to “reduce the risk of child sexual abuse and to be an advocate and voice for children who have been sexually molested as well as their affected family.” Baroness Massey of Darwen... Read more of this article

Agreement With UK‎: Extend Information Sharing

Agreement With UK‎: Extend Information Sharing

“Over this past weekend Bermuda signed an agreement with the UK‎ to extend our programme of sharing beneficial ownership information from Bermuda’s central register,” Premier Michael Dunkley said today, adding that it  ”includes expressed reference to our leading status as the only British Overseas Territory to have a continually... Read more of this article

Guardian: “Quicker Access To Offshore Records”

Guardian: “Quicker Access To Offshore Records”

The UK crime agency is demanding quicker access to the corporate records of “secretive offshore companies” in Britain’s overseas territories including Bermuda, according to a report by the Guardian. The article said, “The UK crime agency is demanding quicker access to the corporate records of secretive offshore companies in Britain’s... Read more of this article

Three Appear In UK Court After Kidnapping

Three Appear In UK Court After Kidnapping

Three people in the United Kingdom are to appear at court in May following an alleged kidnapping of a 20-year-old man in Bulwell, leading to “minor injuries” for the victim. A story in the Nottingham Post said “Alshauntia Robinson, 22, and Tafari Smith, 26, both of Shakespeare Street, Leicester, and Denell Baker, 23, of Upperton Road,... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Richards On “BBC Newsnight”

Video: Minister Richards On “BBC Newsnight”

Finance Minister Bob Richards appeared on the ‘BBC Newsnight’ programme to discuss the ‘Panama Papers’ and the suggestion from the UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn that the UK should consider imposing “direct rule” over British Overseas Territories if they do not comply with UK tax rules. An 8-minute video of the Minister’s... Read more of this article

Corbyn: Should Consider “Direct Rule” Of BOTs

Corbyn: Should Consider “Direct Rule” Of BOTs

Following a data leak dubbed the ‘Panama Papers’ showing the law firm registered “more than 100,000 secret firms to the British Virgin Islands,” the UK’s Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn has said the UK should consider imposing “direct rule” over British Overseas Territories if they do not comply with UK tax... Read more of this article

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