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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

Report: UK Renews Crackdown On Tax Evasion

Report: UK Renews Crackdown On Tax Evasion

“The U.K. renewed its attack against offshore tax evasion with plans to publish a new compliance strategy around the overseas entities that wealthy individuals use to conceal their assets,” according to a report from Bloomberg. The story said, “The U.K. renewed its attack against offshore tax evasion with plans to publish a new compliance... Read more of this article

Brothers Jailed In England On Drug Charges

Brothers Jailed In England On Drug Charges

Marcus Weeks and his brother Dalji Waldron have been sentenced to over four years in jail in the UK after being convicted of charges of conspiracy to supply cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis. This is according to a story in the Lincolnite, which said, “Marcus Weeks and his younger brother Dalji Waldron, whose father Michael Weeks is the Minister of Social... Read more of this article

Students Urged To Attend Conference In London

Students Urged To Attend Conference In London

Generation Next is encouraging Bermudians studying in the UK to attend the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association [UKOTA] Student Conference 2018 in London on November 3rd, 2018. UKOTA was established by Governments of the UK Overseas Territories on November 2nd, 1994 and the stated purpose of the organization is to promote the interests of... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

Column: Bermuda Must Protect Its Interests

[Opinion column written by David Tavares] After reading the questions and comments made at the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee enquiry on the “Future of the UK Overseas Territories”, I recalled reading a letter to the Editor column of the Times published in December 1955. The letter was in response to a letter complaining... Read more of this article