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Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her ‘Good Wishes’

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Her ‘Good Wishes’

As the island prepares to celebrate Bermuda Day, Queen Elizabeth II has sent her “good wishes to the people of Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “Her Excellency the Governor has conveyed the following message from Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of Bermuda Day: As you celebrate the important occasion of your Bermuda Day, I would... 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

Events To Mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Events To Mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Cabinet Office today outlined the events taking place next month to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. A Government spokesperson said, “In the UK, The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend takes place from June 2 – 5, and throughout the Commonwealth and the Overseas Territories there are number of events planned. The local events... 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

Speaker Dennis Lister Attends Conference In UK

Speaker Dennis Lister Attends Conference In UK

Speaker of the House of Assembly Dennis Lister represented Bermuda at the Commons and Overseas Territories Conference in London. “The conference which took place from May 4 – 6, was hosted by the UK House of Commons Speaker, Sir Lindsay Hoyle. Sir Lindsay Hoyle with British Overseas Territories Speakers“On Wednesday [May 4] Sir Lindsay... Read more of this article

Six Soldiers Return From Guard Duty In London

Six Soldiers Return From Guard Duty In London

Six Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers returned from London after a 10- week stint of guarding Royal sites. Corporal Orville Hall, one of six Royal Bermuda Regiment soldiers attached to the Royal Gibraltar Regiment for ceremonial duties at sites such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle, said the troops had risen to the occasion. Cpl... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Militaries Hold Summit In UK

Overseas Territories Militaries Hold Summit In UK

The commanding officers of British Overseas Territories’ military units from around the world have “joined forces for the first time to create strength in numbers. “A total of six military officers, coordinated by Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Beasley, the CO of the Royal Bermuda Regiment, met up in London to discuss ways the armed services... 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

UK Parliament: Overseas Territories, Debt & More

UK Parliament: Overseas Territories, Debt & More

“The UK Government is not aware of any examples of an Overseas Territory defaulting on its debt to international creditors,” Minister of State Amanda Milling said. During the British Parliament’s session on March 30th, Conservative MP Andrew Rosindell asked the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs “what the liabilities... Read more of this article

‘Enables USA To Quickly Assist In Event Of Crisis’

‘Enables USA To Quickly Assist In Event Of Crisis’

The United States and the United Kingdom have “reinforced their close security cooperation” by signing an agreement that “enables the United States to quickly assist Bermuda in the event of a crisis.” A spokesperson said, “On March 24, the United States and the United Kingdom reinforced their close security cooperation... Read more of this article

Bermuda Students Eligible For UK Loans

Bermuda Students Eligible For UK Loans

The United Kingdom Government recently announced that students from specified British Overseas Territories – including Bermuda – will be eligible for tuition fee loans in England from the 2022 academic year for undergraduate and postgraduate students. A spokesperson said, “The UK Government recently announced [UK Gov Press Release] that... Read more of this article

“UK Territories And Sanctions Against Russia”

“UK Territories And Sanctions Against Russia”

The official UK Parliament website has released a document which they said “describes how sanctions are applied by the UK’s fourteen Overseas Territories,” noting that the sanctions applied by the UK will also apply to all the OTs. The website states, “In February 2022, the UK and other countries introduced sanctions against Russia... Read more of this article