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Column: Wheatley On Labour Party’s Victory

Column: Wheatley On Labour Party’s Victory

[Opinion column written by Benito Wheatley] The Labour Party’s landslide victory at the polls presents a fresh opportunity for the United Kingdom [UK] to establish a genuine modern partnership with the Overseas Territories [OTs] after 14 years of Conservative Party rule in which the relationship with the Territories was severely strained by heavy-handed... Read more of this article

Premier Congratulates New UK Prime Minister

Premier Congratulates New UK Prime Minister

Following the UK general election, Premier David Burt said he has “written to the new Prime Minister to congratulate him on his election victory and reiterated the Government of Bermuda’s commitment to building relationships with the new UK Government.” “There will no doubt be changes in policy and personnel and I look forward... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On Public Registers

UK Parliament: Q&A On Public Registers

“We are providing technical and financial assistance to expedite implementation in 2024 of these public registers,” British MP David Rutley said. During the British Parliament’s session on May 16th, Labour MP Margaret Hodge asked, “To ask the Deputy Foreign Secretary, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2024 to Question 23506 on British Overseas... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: ‘Refreshed Strategy’ For OTs

UK Parliament: ‘Refreshed Strategy’ For OTs

“The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, working with other UK Government departments, is leading the development of a refreshed strategy for the Overseas Territories [OTs] to be published in 2024,” British MP David Rutley said. During the British Parliament’s session on May 9th, Stephen Doughty Shadow Minister [Foreign and Commonwealth... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On Territories Voting Rights

UK Parliament: Q&A On Territories Voting Rights

“Elections in UK overseas territories are determined by each territory and the Government has no plans to change this” as the” UK Government believes that the current fundamental structure of our constitutional relationships with the Overseas Territories is the right one,” British MP Simon Hoare said. During the British Parliament’s... Read more of this article

Beach Introduces More UK Boarding Schools

Beach Introduces More UK Boarding Schools

Beach Education is set to expand its series by introducing additional UK boarding schools to Bermuda, featuring both returning institutions like Bede’s School and new additions such as Repton. A spokesperson said, “Following up on the earlier successful events, Beach Education is now bringing more outstanding UK boarding schools to Bermuda.... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On Free Trade Agreements

UK Parliament: Q&A On Free Trade Agreements

“In international law the Overseas Territories [OTs] are not sovereign states in their own right and have no separate international legal personality,” Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said. This is according to a recent session in UK Parliament, in which Viscount Waverley asked, “To ask His Majesty’s Government whether the Overseas Territories... Read more of this article

Governor To Host King’s Birthday Reception

Governor To Host King’s Birthday Reception

Governor Rena Lalgie will host a reception celebrating the King’s 76th birthday in June, and if you would like to attend you can apply online. A Government House spokesperson said, “King’s Birthday Reception 2024 On Thursday 13 June 2024 Her Excellency the Governor will host a reception celebrating His Majesty the King’s Birthday at her temporary... Read more of this article

Easter Lilies To Be Sent To King Charles III

Easter Lilies To Be Sent To King Charles III

Governor Rena Lalgie and Mr. Jacob Hawkins helped pick Easter Lilies which will be sent via British Airways to King Charles III. Yesterday a spokesperson said, “Her Excellency the Governor, Ms. Rena Lalgie and Mr. Jacob Hawkins continued the annual tradition of selecting Bermuda Easter Lilies as a gift for Their Majesties – King Charles III and... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On Overseas Territories

UK Parliament: Q&A On Overseas Territories

“The Foreign Affairs Committee is setting up a Sub-Committee that will engage the Overseas Territories more,” British MP David Rutley said. During a recent session in the British Parliament, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell asked, “what steps he is taking to support effective governance in the British overseas territories.” In response, Assistant... Read more of this article

UK Parliament: Q&A On Cannabis Laws

UK Parliament: Q&A On Cannabis Laws

“The UK is committed to working in partnership with Bermuda and we remain available to discuss new proposals on this legislation,” the British Parliamentary Under-Secretary said when asked about decriminalisation of possession of cannabis in Bermuda. During a recent session in the British Parliament,  Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Visa Controlled Nationals List

Bermuda’s Visa Controlled Nationals List

“In accordance with the UK’s updated list, Bermuda’s Visa Controlled Nationals list has removed Colombia and Qatar and lists the following countries as exceptions – Bahrain, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Kuwait, Oman, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam,” Minister of Economy and Labour Jason... Read more of this article

UK & Overseas Territories Issue Joint Declaration

UK & Overseas Territories Issue Joint Declaration

Representatives from the United Kingdom and the Governments of British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, issued a new joint declaration. The joint declaration says, “We, the Government of the United Kingdom, and democratically elected Governments of the British Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Ascension, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands,... Read more of this article

UK Parliament Debate On Registers In OTs

UK Parliament Debate On Registers In OTs

The British House of Commons is holding a ‘Debate on a Motion on the Implementation of Public Registers of Beneficial Ownership in the UK’s Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies’ and you can tune in and watch live below. The UK legislation to have the OTs implement originally passed back in 2018; the matter had been discussed... Read more of this article

Fabricant Claims They ‘Briefly’ Looked At Bermuda

Fabricant Claims They ‘Briefly’ Looked At Bermuda

When discussing the UK’s plans to send migrants to Rwanda, British Conservative MP Michael Fabricant claimed that the British Government was “very, very briefly” looking at sending people to the “crown colony” of Bermuda, joking that “if they put Bermuda as a possible location for sending people, I think I’ll... Read more of this article

UK Territories Citizens Exempt From UK ETA

UK Territories Citizens Exempt From UK ETA

The UK Home Office has confirmed that British Overseas Territories Citizens [BOTC] are exempt from the UK’s Electronic Travel Authorisation [ETA] scheme in the same way that British Citizen passport holders are exempt, the Bermuda Government confirmed today, adding that “as is currently the case, when visiting the UK, BOTCs can travel to... Read more of this article