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Premier And Governor Extend Condolences

Premier And Governor Extend Condolences

Premier David Burt and Governor Rena Lalgie both offered condolences following the passing of Prince Philip, who died earlier today at age 99. Premier David Burt offered condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family, saying: “The world remembers a long and full life, lived to the fullest by a man of unstinting devotion to duty. “Prince... Read more of this article

Royal Family Announce Death Of Prince Philip

Royal Family Announce Death Of Prince Philip

[Updated] Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged at 99, Buckingham Palace announced today [April 9]. The statement on the Royal Family website said, “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Screenshot from the... Read more of this article

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

Court: Damien Swan Jailed In UK For Assault

Court: Damien Swan Jailed In UK For Assault

Damien Swan has been jailed in the United Kingdom for an assault on a former professional footballer as well as an incident in which he apparently allowed dogs to attack workers, according to multiple British media outlets. The BBC reported, “A man who split ex-footballer Gary McAllister’s lip in a ‘nasty’ attack in a popular nightspot... Read more of this article

Video: Wilson Performs For Commonwealth Day

Video: Wilson Performs For Commonwealth Day

Desta Zion Wilson was featured in BBC One’s “A Celebration For Commonwealth Day” — a special programme hosted by the BBC this weekend to mark Commonwealth Day — with the Bermudian singer performing a rendition of Bob Marley classics with the ACM gospel choir. The video below is set to start part way through, showing Mr... Read more of this article

Declaration Form For Travel From England

Declaration Form For Travel From England

The Government of Bermuda London Office advised Bermudians in the UK “that all travellers departing England for Bermuda must complete a declaration form to confirm that they are outside of their home to travel abroad for a legally permitted reason.” A Government spokesperson said, “The Government of Bermuda London Office wishes to... Read more of this article

Audio: Premier On UK, Assent, Cannabis Bill

Audio: Premier On UK, Assent, Cannabis Bill

“If Her Majesty’s representative in Bermuda does not give assent to something that has been passed lawfully and legally under this local government, this will destroy the relationship that we had with the United Kingdom,” Premier David Burt said, adding that he expects “the UK government will listen to the democratic voice of... 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

Vaccines Sent To Nine Overseas Territories

Vaccines Sent To Nine Overseas Territories

The UK has sent Covid-19 vaccines to nine British Overseas Territories so far; Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and the Turks & Caicos. Bermuda Received Two Shipments Last Month Bermuda’s first batch of 9,750 doses arrived on January 8th, and the second allotment... Read more of this article

Durrant Elected UK OT Association Chairperson

Durrant Elected UK OT Association Chairperson

The UK Overseas Territories Association elected Kimberley Durrant, from the Government of Bermuda’s London Office, as their new Chairperson. A Government spokesperson said, “The United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association held its Annual General Meeting on 14th January 2021. At the meeting, UK Representatives of the British Overseas... Read more of this article

BTA: Maximizing London Connection Potential

BTA: Maximizing London Connection Potential

“Our analysis suggests this move of airports will help accelerate the tourism recovery for Bermuda,” Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] Interim CEO Glenn Jones said in reference to British Airways switching from Gatwick to Heathrow. In an email sent out to stakeholders, Mr. Jones said, “The pandemic-induced chaos still turning the travel... Read more of this article

Three Women Jailed In UK On Drug Charges

Three Women Jailed In UK On Drug Charges

Three women – Catara Mattie, Shantori Daniels, and Shaliquah Talbot — have been jailed in the UK for attempting to smuggle around £50,000 [$67,840] worth of cocaine. A statement from the UK National Crime Agency said, “Three drug couriers who attempted to smuggle cocaine worth around £50,000 into the UK on the same flight into Gatwick... Read more of this article

UK: Negative Covid-19 Test Required To Enter

UK: Negative Covid-19 Test Required To Enter

According to the official United Kingdom Government website, all international arrivals to English will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their flight’s departure. The UK Government website said, “Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19... Read more of this article