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Column: ‘Truss Admin Will Be Harmful To OTs’

Column: ‘Truss Admin Will Be Harmful To OTs’

[Opinion column written by Chris Famous] Meet The Right Honourable Mary Elizabeth Truss aka Liz Truss. Currently, Secretary of State for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom. According to most polls and bookmakers, by early September, she will be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom [UK] and its Overseas Colonies... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On OTs/Climate Change

UK Parliament: Q&A On OTs/Climate Change

“The Government is working with the Overseas Territories on extension of the UK ratification of the Paris Agreement to those that are eligible and that formally request it,” the Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Hands said. During the British Parliament’s session on July 19th, Conservative MP Matthew... Read more of this article

British MP Calls For Emancipation Day Holiday

British MP Calls For Emancipation Day Holiday

Noting that “in many of Britain’s former colonies” Emancipation Day is celebrated with a “holiday or a day of cultural activities,” British MP Claudia Webbe said that it is ”long overdue that Britain joins this global trend, and commemorates August 1 as a bank holiday.” In an article titled ‘Emancipation... Read more of this article

Ten Candidates In Race To Succeed Johnson

Ten Candidates In Race To Succeed Johnson

Ten Conservative MPs have so far said they intend to run in the contest to replace Boris Johnson, who recently announced he would step down as Party Leader after facing mounting criticism from his party, The field of contenders includes Rishi Sunak, Nadhim Zahawi, Grant Shapps, Suella Braverman, Kemi Badenoch, Tom Tugendhat, Sajid Javid, Jeremy Hunt,... Read more of this article

Cashman Introduces SSM Marriage Bill For OTs

Cashman Introduces SSM Marriage Bill For OTs

Lord Michael Cashman has introduced a Private Members Bill in the UK House of Lords to “make provision for the marriage of same sex couples” in British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda. The Bill — which was introduced yesterday [July 6] — states “In the law of the Territory, marriage has the same effect in relation... Read more of this article

Video: UK PM Boris Johnson Resigns

Video: UK PM Boris Johnson Resigns

Boris Johnson has announced his resignation as party leader, saying “it is clearly now the will of the Parliamentary Conservative party that there should be a new leader of the party and therefore a new Prime Minister” and “the process of choosing that new leader should begin now and the timetable will be announced next week.” A... Read more of this article

Bermuda Has 718 UK State Pensions Recipients

Bermuda Has 718 UK State Pensions Recipients

According to a recent discussion in the UK Parliament, there are 718 people in Bermuda receiving state pensions from England. During the British Parliament’s session on June 15th,Peter Bottomley asked the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, “which countries the UK has [a] bilateral or [b] reciprocal agreements on provision of the State Pension;... Read more of this article

‘Territories Committed To Meeting Standards’

‘Territories Committed To Meeting Standards’

“All Overseas Territories with financial centres are committed to global tax transparency standards,” Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said. During the British Parliament’s session on June 10th, Liberal Democrat Lord Jones of Cheltenham asked “what progress they have made on reforming procedures in the UK’s Overseas Territories to eliminate [1]... Read more of this article

Baroness Pamela Sharples Dies At Age 99

Baroness Pamela Sharples Dies At Age 99

Baroness Pamela Sharples — the widow of the late Sir Richard Sharples, the Bermuda Governor who was assassinated in 1973 — has died aged 99. An Obituary in the Telegraph said, “Baroness Sharples, who has died aged 99, made an energetic contribution to the House of Lords for 44 years after the assassination in Bermuda of her husband,... Read more of this article

Territories Freeze $11 Billion In Russian Assets

Territories Freeze $11 Billion In Russian Assets

“British Overseas Territories have frozen Russian assets with a combined estimated value in excess of 11 billion US dollars,” the Minister of State James Cleverly said. The UK joins numerous other allies around the world such as the US, Canada, Switzerland and the EU in imposing the sweeping sanctions against Russia following their invasion of... Read more of this article

Number Of Citizens Of OT Residing In London

Number Of Citizens Of OT Residing In London

As of 2011, there were apparently 837 Bermuda born people residing in London, UK, with a total of  7662 people born in the various British Overseas Territories residing in the City. This is according to statements made in the London Assembly on May 18th when Conservative MP Nicholas Rogers asked the Mayor of London “can you provide the number of... Read more of this article

Actively Working With Agencies, Industry, OTs

Actively Working With Agencies, Industry, OTs

“We are actively working with departments and agencies across government, with industry, and Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories to enforce sanctions against Russia,” the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the British Department for Transport said. The UK joins numerous other allies around the world such as the US, Canada, Switzerland... Read more of this article

Court: Man Found Guilty Of Murdering MP Amess

Court: Man Found Guilty Of Murdering MP Amess

A man has been found guilty in a British court of murdering Sir David Amess. a British MP who served as the Chair of the Britain-Bermuda All-Party Parliamentary Group. The BBC website reported, “An IS fanatic has been found guilty of murdering Sir David Amess MP. The Southend West MP was stabbed more than 20 times during a constituency surgery... Read more of this article