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FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

FCO On Sovereignty, Economy, SSM & More

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office [FCO] submitted written evidence for the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in to the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’, addressing matters including security, the environment, same sex marriage, hurricane relief, economic stability, sovereignty and more. ‘By Definition OTs... Read more of this article

Cayman Govt’s Submission To UK Committee

Cayman Govt’s Submission To UK Committee

Sufficient safeguards should be put in place to protect the Cayman Islands and the wider British Overseas Territory family from “future constitutional overreach by the Houses of Parliament,” the Cayman Islands Government said. “In view of the actions taken by the UK Parliament to amend the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018... Read more of this article

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

Video: Fergusson Speaks To British Committee

“Bermudians think of themselves as Bermudians” and “becoming more legislatively connected with Britain would cause unease” and “Bermuda meets OECD standards pretty comfortably” and “has a record it can be quite proud of in that respect.” These were some of the comments made by former Governor of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Bob Richards On UK & Bermuda Relationship

Bob Richards On UK & Bermuda Relationship

The British Parliament “passed legislation that clearly violates” the Bermuda Constitution, the FCO “continuously succumbs to the stereotyping of the Territories,” and Bermuda has been “early adopters of all the evolving global standards of tax and beneficial ownership information sharing.” These were some of the... Read more of this article

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor To Speak To UK Committee

Former Governor of Bermuda George Fergusson is set to take part in the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry in the ‘Future of the UK Overseas Territories’ on Tuesday, October 16th. This is according to the official website, which states the ‘Oral Evidence Session’ witnesses will include George Fergusson,... Read more of this article

Gurret Serves As Artist In Residence In Cornwall

Gurret Serves As Artist In Residence In Cornwall

Nicky Gurret was recently the International Artist in Residence at The Fish Factory Art Space in Penryn, Cornwall, creating various pieces of art  during her stay. Ms Gurret, who works in oils and acrylics and other materials, was drawn to the international artist in residence programme as The Fish Factory Art Space emphasis is on those artists working... Read more of this article

UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

UK Govt To ‘Work Collaboratively’ With Territories

The British Government has “assured the Overseas Territories of our commitment to working collaboratively with them on the introduction” of public registers, Minister of State Alan Duncan told the British Parliament. The Minister was responding to a question from Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who was one of the MPs who brought forward the amendment... Read more of this article

OT Student Conference In London In November

OT Student Conference In London In November

The UK Overseas Territories Association announced details of their third Overseas Students conference, to take place on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Natural History Museum [Flett Events Theatre], London. “The conference is open to students studying in the UK from all territories that are members of UKOTA. The event presents a great opportunity... Read more of this article

Ed Christopher Wins UK Town Crier Competition

Ed Christopher Wins UK Town Crier Competition

Hamilton town crier Ed Christopher has won the first National Town Crier Competition in Helmsley in the United Kingdom, laying claim to the Magna Carta Trophy after beating out the competition’s 19 other entrants. The event was held at the Helmsley Walled Garden on Saturday, July 21, with international town criers taking part by representing their... Read more of this article

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson Resigns As UK Foreign Secretary

Boris Johnson has resigned from his post as the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, it was announced today. A story in the BBC said, “Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK’s Brexit strategy. “He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary... Read more of this article

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

UK MP: ‘Ending Tax Secrecy Will Bring In £10B’

“Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year,” a British MP claimed during a recent sitting of British Parliament. Shadow Minister Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Helen Goodman said, “Ending tax secrecy in the overseas territories will bring in £10 billion a year. Will the Chancellor organise... Read more of this article

Kim McCallan To Serve As Race Officer In UK

Kim McCallan To Serve As Race Officer In UK

Kim McCallan, the former Bermuda Power Boat Association Commodore, is making headlines and history. Ms McCallan is presently in the United Kingdom to take her position as the first Bermudian female to be the Officer of the Day from 28 June to 1 July 2018 where she will be the overall person in charge of the International Powerboat Race Club [IPRC] Round... Read more of this article

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