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Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

Column: UK Parliament, Bermuda’s Register Law

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Scott Pearman] With our Premier in London meeting with the UK Overseas Territories Association, this may be an appropriate moment to reflect on Bermuda’s current relationship with the UK. There are times when Bermuda’s Premier [or Finance Minister] needs to politely disagree with our UK counterparts – to ensure... Read more of this article

Premier Attends OT Association Meeting In UK

Premier Attends OT Association Meeting In UK

Yesterday Premier David Burt and Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown joined with members of the UK Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA] at a Political Council Meeting in London, as they discussed ”key issues impacting the United Kingdom’s overseas territories.” Premier Burt tweeted the photos below, saying: “I joined... Read more of this article

Minister Dickinson’s Trip To UK Cost $7,788.96

Minister Dickinson’s Trip To UK Cost $7,788.96

A trip in November 2018 by Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson to attend the Vista Tech Teach-In International Conference in the UK cost $7,788.96, according to a recent listing on the Government’s travel webpage. The trip duration was listed as from November 4, 2018 – November 7, 2018, and the web page listing said, “The Minister of Finance... Read more of this article

Bermudians In UK Invited To Event On Dec 2nd

Bermudians In UK Invited To Event On Dec 2nd

The Government is encouraging Bermudians who are studying and living in the UK to attend a networking reception being hosted in Nottingham on Sunday [Dec 2] between 3.00pm to 5.30pm. A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda is encouraging Bermudians studying and living in the UK to attend a networking reception being hosted in Nottingham... Read more of this article

200 People Attend Bermuda Forum In London

200 People Attend Bermuda Forum In London

Bermuda’s business bonds with London and potential future synergies through fintech and emerging technologies were key themes of a multi-industry forum in London today. Close to 200 industry professionals from a range of business sectors—from shipping to insurtech—attended the Bermuda Executive Forum held at ME London by the Bermuda Business Development... Read more of this article

Premier Burt To Host A Second UK Reception

Premier Burt To Host A Second UK Reception

Premier David Burt will host two receptions for Bermudians studying and living in the UK. The first, as previously announced, will be held Monday 26th November 2018 between 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at the Clubhouse, 8 St James’s Square SW1Y 4JU. The second will take place in the North of the United Kingdom on Sunday 2nd December 2018 between 3:00 pm –... Read more of this article

Oxfam GB Calls For ‘Global Minimum Tax Rate’

Oxfam GB Calls For ‘Global Minimum Tax Rate’

Oxfam — which describes itself as an international confederation working to fight poverty and injustice — has called for the United Kingdom Government to “work with” the Overseas Territories by “implementing a global minimum effective tax rate.” This came as Oxfam GB submitted written evidence for the British Parliament’s... Read more of this article

BVI: UK Govt Should Do Constitutional Review

BVI: UK Govt Should Do Constitutional Review

“Given the seriousness of recent decisions by the UK Parliament in relation to the OTs, the UK Government should undertake a constitutional review of the relationship between the OTs and the UK with a view to placing the relationship on a more modern and progressive constitutional footing,” the British Virgin Islands Government said. This... Read more of this article

130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

130 OT Citizens Serving In British Armed Forces

As of 1 April 2018, there were 130 British Overseas Territory Citizens serving in the regular trained strength of the British Armed Forces. This was stated in yesterday’s sitting of the British Parliament, when Scottish Conservative MP Andrew Bowie asked the Secretary of State for Defence, “with reference to his news release of 5 November Armed... Read more of this article

Bermudians In UK Invited To Attend Govt Events

Bermudians In UK Invited To Attend Govt Events

The Government of Bermuda’s London Office is inviting Bermudians living in the United Kingdom to two upcoming events. A spokesperson said, “On Monday 26th November 2018, Bermudians living in the UK are invited to attend a Bermuda networking reception where the Premier, the Hon. David Burt will be in attendance. The event takes place from 6:30... Read more of this article

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

UK Inquiry Into Territories To Continue On Nov 6

The British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into “how the Foreign Office manages its responsibility to ensure the security and stability” of the British Overseas Territories is set to continue with another oral evidence session on Tuesday, November 6th. The witnesses scheduled to appear include British Virgin Islands Government... Read more of this article

Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Zandrae Smith Found Guilty Of Murder In UK

Bermudian Zandrae Smith has been sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 22 years, after being convicted of the murder of Tommy Ferris in the United Kingdom. This is according to a report in the Andover Advertiser, which said: “Zandrae Smith was sentenced after he stabbed Tommy Ferris four times in an alleyway off Smannell Road, in Andover,... Read more of this article

Banks Fishing As Investigation Launches In UK

Banks Fishing As Investigation Launches In UK

The UK National Crime Agency confirmed it “initiated an investigation” concerning Leave.EU and individuals including Arron Banks, and as the news broke yesterday, Mr Banks tweeted that he was “fishing in Bermuda” and then sent a subsequent tweet of a photo of himself titled “gone fishing.”According to the BBC, the... Read more of this article