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Protesters prevent MPs from entering Bermuda House of Assembly

December 3, 2016
Protesters prevent MPs from entering Bermuda House of Assembly HAMILTON, Bermuda -- "We've been here since 5.00 this morning and will remain here for as long as it takes," said one of many protesters who gathered around the perimeter of the House of Assembly grounds in Hamilton, Bermuda, preventing MPs from entering the property.

Commentary: The View from Europe: A new relationship for the Overseas Territories?

November 19, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: A new relationship for the Overseas Territories? While most of the world has been focussed on the outcome of the US presidential elections, other events of long-term importance to the region have been taking place. Of these, one of the more significant relates to the relationship between the UK and its overseas territories (OTs).

UK and OTs agree to special Brexit negotiation talks in 2017

November 14, 2016
UK and OTs agree to special Brexit negotiation talks in 2017 LONDON, England -- At the recently concluded Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) in London, the United Kingdom government and the political leaders of the Overseas Territories (OTs) agreed to hold special ministerial talks in early 2017 on Brexit negotiations before Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty...

Brexit won't change relationship between UK and territories

November 8, 2016
Brexit won't change relationship between UK and territories LONDON, England (CNS) -- The UK government has said that the referendum result that saw the British people vote to leave the European Union earlier this year does not change the position on sovereignty between it and the overseas territories. The Brexit issue was a key element during...

British Overseas Territories leaders meet in London

November 3, 2016
British Overseas Territories leaders meet in London LONDON, England -- Leaders from the British Overseas Territories are currently in London, where they held a a successful meeting of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Political Council in preparation for meetings with the UK government at the Joint Ministerial...

British Overseas Territories leaders to form Brexit group to engage UK

November 1, 2016
British Overseas Territories leaders to form Brexit group to engage UK LONDON, England (CNS) -- Concerned about how the UK’s departure from the European Union over the next two years will impact their communities, leaders from the British Overseas Territories have agreed to form a group to focus on the whole question of Brexit.

Antigua-Bermuda Race gathers pace

October 24, 2016
Antigua-Bermuda Race gathers pace ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Over 40 yachts have expressed their interest in the Antigua Bermuda Race, organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week. The inaugural race coincides with the finish of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week and the...

Bermuda cleans up after Hurricane Nicole

October 15, 2016
Bermuda cleans up after Hurricane Nicole HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermuda residents started damage assessment and cleanup after Hurricane Nicole tore across the island on Thursday, with gust of wind exceeding 120 mph ripping roofs off buildings, flooding homes and damaging roads and leaving more than 27,000 without power.

Hurricane Nicole lashes Bermuda with 115 mph winds and torrential rain

October 14, 2016
Hurricane Nicole lashes Bermuda with 115 mph winds and torrential rain MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Nicole moved out into the Atlantic on Thursday afternoon, after lashing Bermuda with 115 mph winds and torrential rain. According to minister of national security, Senator Jeffrey Baron, there were “significant” power outages throughout the island.

Bermuda prepares for a direct hit from Hurricane Nicole

October 13, 2016
Bermuda prepares for a direct hit from Hurricane Nicole MIAMI, USA -- Bermuda battened down on Wednesday in preparation for the imminent approach of Hurricane Nicole, which was expected to hit the island directly on Thursday morning. Government schools closed on Wednesday at noon and will remain closed on Thursday and Friday.

Commentary: Cutting the cable cords

October 13, 2016
Commentary: Cutting the cable cords They say that time stands still for no man. As this is applicable in life it is even that much more applicable when it comes to technology. Prime example is that, by the time thousands of people are standing in line to buy the iPhone 7, Apple is already working on the iPhone 8 to sell to people...

Stronger Hurricane Nicole forecast to approach Bermuda on Wednesday

October 12, 2016
Stronger Hurricane Nicole forecast to approach Bermuda on Wednesday MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Nicole continued to strengthen on Tuesday, as a hurricane warning was issued for Bermuda. Hurricane conditions are expected to begin on Bermuda by Wednesday night, with tropical storm conditions beginning Wednesday afternoon.

Hurricane watch issued for Bermuda

October 11, 2016
Hurricane watch issued for Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- The Bermuda Weather Service on Monday issued a hurricane watch for Bermuda as Tropical Storm Nicole picked up speed heading towards the island and was forecast to regain hurricane force by Tuesday. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...

Nicole forecast to become a hurricane again as it heads towards Bermuda

October 10, 2016
Nicole forecast to become a hurricane again as it heads towards Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm was slowly strengthening on Sunday and is forecast to regain hurricane force by Monday afternoon as it begins a slow northward movement towards Bermuda after meandering for several days in the open Atlantic. According to the National Hurricane Center...

Nicole aims at Bermuda, while Matthew may return to Bahamas

October 8, 2016
Nicole aims at Bermuda, while Matthew may return to Bahamas MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Nicole in the Atlantic weakened to a tropical storm on Friday and, after a continued period of meandering, is forecast to approach Bermuda between Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Meanwhile, after hugging the coast of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas...

Nicole now a hurricane; forecast to meander south of Bermuda

October 7, 2016
Nicole now a hurricane; forecast to meander south of Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- Tropical cyclone Nicole strengthened into a hurricane on Thursday, with maximum sustained winds near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts. Although some additional strengthening is expected Thursday night, weakening is forecast by late Friday through Saturday.

Bermuda may be caught between two storms as latest tropical wave heads to the Caribbean

October 6, 2016
Bermuda may be caught between two storms as latest tropical wave heads to the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Nicole, which formed in the Atlantic on Tuesday, has changed its path and is heading towards Bermuda. According to the Bermuda Weather Service, the system is a potential threat the island, with its closest point of approach within three days forecast to be...

Commentary: Bermuda's finance minister: Least trusted politician

October 5, 2016
Commentary: Bermuda's finance minister: Least trusted politician On Monday, September 26, 2016, The Royal Gazette published a poll undertaken by Global Research in Bermuda to gauge the voting public’s opinion of the leaders and deputy leaders of both the OBA and the PLP. The results showed that across the board most Bermudians do not...

Brexit exposes divide between Britain and its Overseas Territories

October 3, 2016
Brexit exposes divide between Britain and its Overseas Territories LONDON, England -- The decision to leave the European Union will create years of uncertainty for Britain’s overseas territories, new research suggests. Dr Matt Benwell from Newcastle University and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton from Royal Holloway, University of London, argue that the role of...

Karl brushes Bermuda; Matthew likely to form en route towards Caribbean

September 26, 2016
Karl brushes Bermuda; Matthew likely to form en route towards Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Karl passed southeast of Bermuda early Saturday, lashing the island with high winds and squalls before turning towards the north Atlantic. Meanwhile, a new low pressure area has a high (90 percent) chance of becoming tropical cyclone Matthew over the...

Tropical storm warning issued for Bermuda

September 23, 2016
Tropical storm warning issued for Bermuda MIAMI, USA -- A tropical storm warning has been issued for Bermuda as the centre of Tropical Storm Karl was expected to pass near or to the east of the island on Friday night and Saturday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 8:00 pm AST on Thursday, the center...

Commentary: School is in - Part 2

September 6, 2016
Commentary: School is in - Part 2 Again I wish to thank Mr Oliver Mills for challenging me in his recent column to elaborate on my op-ed entitled Two hundred years after emancipation, 'Are we there yet?' Today I will address the last of his claims by showing clear examples of areas in which we, as a Caribbean people...

Prototype robot to cull invasive lionfish tested off Bermuda

August 26, 2016
Prototype robot to cull invasive lionfish tested off Bermuda LONDON, England -- A US non-profit company has designed an innovative method of controlling the spread of lionfish threatening to devastate fish stocks and coral reef ecosystems in warmer ocean waters. Robots In Service of the Environment (RISE) joined deep ocean research charity, Nekton...

Commentary: School is in

August 23, 2016
Commentary: School is in During my high school years I had an English teacher by the name of Mr Robert Horton, who took a liking to liberal use of red ink in my exercise books. Initially I used to take great offence to his obsession with singling me out for extra classes in the fine art of writing the Queen’s language.

Tropical wave expected to threaten Hispaniola and Bahamas late this week

August 22, 2016
Tropical wave expected to threaten Hispaniola and Bahamas late this week MIAMI, USA -- A tropical wave located about 1,100 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms and the system is expected to be near Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas late this week. According to the National Hurricane Center...

Former Cayman Islands governor berates UK officials in final dispatch

August 19, 2016
Former Cayman Islands governor berates UK officials in final dispatch GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- A dispatch sent to London 24 years ago from the outgoing governor of the Cayman Islands, which was released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) this month, berates the colonial rulers for ignoring the overseas territories and not...

Grace Foods recalls specific batches of curry products

August 19, 2016
Grace Foods recalls specific batches of curry products KINGSTON, Jamaica -- GraceKennedy Limited has announced the recall of the following batches of its curry products in keeping with a recall by a former supplier, Miami-based Oriental Packing Company, Inc. The products being recalled are packaged in the USA and distributed within...

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