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UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

UK Minister Questioned On LGBTQ Rights In OTs

“Nine of the Overseas Territories have legal recognition and protection for LGBT+ people, six have also introduced legislation to introduce civil partnerships or legalise same-sex marriage,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said. During the British Parliament’s session on January 14th, Shadow Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International... Read more of this article

11 Territories Have Received Booster Vaccines

11 Territories Have Received Booster Vaccines

The UK Overseas Territories “have some of the highest vaccination rates globally” and to date, eleven — including Bermuda — have received booster vaccines, the British Minister of State Amanda Milling said.During a recent session of British Parliament, Conservative MP Andrew Percy asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth... Read more of this article

Photos: Premier Pays Tribute To Sir David Amess

Photos: Premier Pays Tribute To Sir David Amess

Premier David Burt paid tribute to Sir David Amess – who was murdered last month in the UK –  laying a wreath in the New Palace Yard in England on behalf of the people of Bermuda. A Government spokesperson said, “Sir David Amess was hailed as ‘one of Bermuda’s biggest cheerleaders’ by its Premier, as he laid a wreath to the MP... Read more of this article

Man Charged With Murder Of MP David Amess

Man Charged With Murder Of MP David Amess

25-year-old Ali Harbi Ali has been charged  in an English court with the murder of British MP David Amess –  who served as the Chair of the Britain-Bermuda All-Party Parliamentary Group –  according to the UK media. The Guardian’s report said, “Prosecutors have charged a man with the murder of Conservative MP Sir David Amess... Read more of this article

“Sir David Was A Great Friend To Bermuda”

“Sir David Was A Great Friend To Bermuda”

[Updated] Premier David Burt has extended condolences following the death of Sir David Amess — who served as the Chair of the Britain-Bermuda All-Party Parliamentary Group –  who died after being attacked at a constituency meeting in the United Kingdom. Premier Burt tweeted, “Saddened to hear of the death of Sir David Amess MP, Chair... Read more of this article

UK Makes 27 Deliveries In Total To Territories

UK Makes 27 Deliveries In Total To Territories

“The UK Government has been directly supplying the UK’s Overseas Territories with Covid-19 vaccines as part of the UK’s enduring commitment to the Territories,” Minister of State Nigel Adams said, with 27 deliveries having been made to date “reaching all of the permanently inhabited Overseas Territories with airports.” During... Read more of this article

UK To ‘Continue Providing Proportionate Supply’

UK To ‘Continue Providing Proportionate Supply’

“The UK Government has procured Covid-19 vaccines on behalf of the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories and is committed to continue to providing a proportionate supply in line with roll out of the vaccine in the UK,” the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said. Speaking during yesterday’s... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Self-Determination Of States

UK Parliament: Self-Determination Of States

“Where independence is an option for an Overseas Territory and it is the clear and constitutionally expressed wish of the people to pursue independence  the UK Government will meet its obligations to help the Territory to achieve it,” Minister of State Nigel Adams said. His reply came during a recent session in British Parliament after... Read more of this article

UK Prepares Draft Order In Council For OTs

UK Prepares Draft Order In Council For OTs

The UK has prepared a draft Order to compel the British Overseas Territories to introduce publicly accessible registers, but said that “in the light of the firm commitments” from the Territories to adopt them, the “UK Government have decided that it is now not necessary to make the Order under Section 51, but will keep this under review.” Parliamentary... Read more of this article

‘Proportionate Share Of Vaccines UK Procures’

‘Proportionate Share Of Vaccines UK Procures’

“The UK Government will supply the Territories with a proportionate share of the vaccines that the UK procures,” British Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Foreign Office Wendy Morton said. Local officials have already confirmed that “Bermuda will be supplied with 9,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and they will arrive on our shores... Read more of this article

Prime Minister: Ordered Enough For UK & OTs

Prime Minister: Ordered Enough For UK & OTs

[Updated with video] “We do not yet know when any will be ready and licensed, but we have ordered 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine and over 350 million in total, more than enough for everyone in the UK, the Crown dependencies and the overseas territories,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.Speaking in British Parliament yesterday... Read more of this article

UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

UK MP Praises Mary Prince In British Parliament

Bermudian national hero Mary Prince was praised during a recent session of the British Parliament, with MP Theresa Villiers saying that Ms Prince “never stopped resisting the oppression to which she had been subjected” and her “struggle has helped to create the better world in which we live today.” Speaking in the UK Parliament during... Read more of this article

Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

Morton: ‘UK Govt Supports Overseas Territories’

“The UK Government is firmly committed to supporting the Overseas Territories in dealing with Covid-19,” Parliamentary Under-Secretary Wendy Morton said when asked about the kind of support that the UK Government is providing to help the UK Overseas Territories respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Hansard of the UK Parliament’s... Read more of this article