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UK Court: Jahkiel Samuels Sentenced To 3 Years

UK Court: Jahkiel Samuels Sentenced To 3 Years

Jahkiel Samuels has been jailed for three years and four months in England after pleading guilty to charges of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place. The Nottinghamshire Police website said, “A man threatened two men with an imitation sawn-off shot... Read more of this article

UK Court: Two Men Acquitted Of Terror Charges

UK Court: Two Men Acquitted Of Terror Charges

A Bermuda-born man has been cleared of planning a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom following a trial held at the Old Bailey, while his cousin, also born in Bermuda, was cleared of failing to disclose a plot to authorities. A BBC story said, “A former chicken shop worker has been cleared of planning a drone terrorism attack after a trial at the... Read more of this article

Book Promotes ‘Bermuda’ In Warwickshire, UK

Book Promotes ‘Bermuda’ In Warwickshire, UK

“Foreign travel is a bit of a pipe dream at the moment – so it’s good to know you can visit places as exotic as Bermuda without even leaving Warwickshire,” a report on the Coventry Live website said, referring to an English village in Warwickshire which was named after a local landowner who was the former Governor of Bermuda. The article... Read more of this article

Petition Calls For Statue Of Mary Prince In UK

Petition Calls For Statue Of Mary Prince In UK

An online petition started by a British woman is calling to replace the recently removed statue outside the Museum of London Docklands with a statue of Bermudian Mary Prince, with the petition attaining over 1,000 signatures as of this writing. The petition said, “Following the recent removal of statues which depict pro-slavery historical figures... Read more of this article

UK Government “Welcome” Registers In OTs

UK Government “Welcome” Registers In OTs

The British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he welcomes the commitments from eight UK Overseas Territories — including Bermuda — to introduce publicly accessible beneficial ownership registers. The Bermuda Government recently announced “its intention to make the companies central register of beneficial ownership information accessible... Read more of this article

Travelers From Bermuda Not Required To Isolate

Travelers From Bermuda Not Required To Isolate

England is exempting travelers coming from all the British Overseas Territories - including Bermuda – from having to self-isolate for 14 days upon their arrival. The Bermuda London Office tweeted, “Travel Advisory: From 10 July 2020, unless you have visited or stopped in any other country or territory in the preceding 14 days, passengers... Read more of this article

Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Photos: Queen’s Birthday At Government House

Governor John Rankin hosted a small ceremony at Government House on June 13 in order to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Government House posted the photos online below and said, “The Governor hosted a small ceremony at Government House to mark the 94th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen and to give thanks to those who have been involved... Read more of this article

UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

UK Donates $3.8M To PAHO For Covid-19 Relief

The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute $3.8 million to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help Caribbean nations respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. A PAHO spokesperson said, “The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million pounds [USD $3.8m] to the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] to help eight countries of the Caribbean... 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

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister In Intensive Care

After testing positive for Covid-19 and being hospitalized earlier this week, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care today [April 6]. A BBC story said, “Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. “Mr... 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

Column: Time For A New UK-OTs Agenda

Column: Time For A New UK-OTs Agenda

[Opinion column written by Benito Wheatley] The Overseas Territories’ [OTs] place in post-Brexit Britain remains unclear as the United Kingdom [UK] begins life outside of the European Union [EU]. Since the Conservative Party’s landslide victory at the polls on 12 December 2019, a coherent UK-OTs agenda has not been articulated. The absence of such... Read more of this article

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

‘I Do Not Expect Brexit To Have Negative Impact’

“I do not expect Brexit to have a negative impact on this island, certainly in the near future and hopefully beyond,” Governor John Rankin said, citing the fact that Bermuda has no dependence on EU funding, exports very few physical goods to the EU, and has Solvency II Equivalence. The Governor said this as he delivered a speech at the Hamilton... Read more of this article