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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

UK Parliament: 500 Bermuda Students In UK

UK Parliament: 500 Bermuda Students In UK

According to a recent discussion in the UK Parliament, there were some 2,130 students from the British Overseas Territories studying in the UK in 2018/19, with 500 from Bermuda. Conservative MP Scott Benton asked what estimate the Minister has of university students from British Overseas Territories studying in the UK and “what assessment he... Read more of this article

Pincher: No OTs Request Devolution Settlement

Pincher: No OTs Request Devolution Settlement

“None of the Overseas Territories have requested a constitutional relationship akin to the devolution settlements within the United Kingdom,” Minister of State Christopher Pincher said in the UK Parliament. According to the Hansard of the UK Parliament’s session on January 27th, Shadow Minister Afzal Khan asked the Secretary of State... Read more of this article

UK Election: Conservatives Win Overall Majority

UK Election: Conservatives Win Overall Majority

British voters went to the polls yesterday [Dec 12], giving Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party its largest majority since 1987. The BBC reported, “With just one seat left to declare, the Conservatives have 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, Liberal Democrats 11 and the DUP eight. “It’s the final stop of a general election campaign... Read more of this article

British Voters Head To The Polls Today

British Voters Head To The Polls Today

Voters in the United Kingdom are heading to the polls today [Dec 12] for the third general election in four years in the country. A BBC story said, “As British voters prepare to head to the polls for a defining general election – the third in four years – they face a difficult choice, involving two unpopular leaders. “Or as Nick... Read more of this article

UK General Election Set For December 12

UK General Election Set For December 12

Political parties in the United Kingdom are preparing for a general election on December 12 following a vote by MPs yesterday [Oct 29]. A BBC story said, “The legislation approved by MPs on Tuesday will later begin its passage through the House of Lords, where it is not expected to be opposed. “Boris Johnson says he is ready to fight a “tough”... Read more of this article