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Commentary: Why not Westminster representation for all British Territories?

July 25, 2017
Commentary: Why not Westminster representation for all British Territories? An influential Tory MP has said that increased devolution powers to the Home countries have made lack of Westminster representation for the Crown Dependencies and the British Overseas Territories a great unfairness. It was time, he said, to end the outdated system of treating them like colonies.

New Bermuda premier sworn in

July 21, 2017
New Bermuda premier sworn in HAMILTON, Bermuda -- New premier of Bermuda, David Burt, was sworn in to office on Wednesday following his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) victory at the polls on Tuesday. The PLP were voted into office in a resounding victory, securing a clear mandate to govern with 59 percent of the vote.

Resounding win for opposition in Bermuda general elections

July 20, 2017
Resounding win for opposition in Bermuda general elections HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) on Tuesday were voted into office in a resounding victory in general elections in Bermuda. The PLP, led by David Burt, secured a clear mandate to govern with 59 percent of the vote in a 24-12-seat victory over the ruling OBA.

Governments and industry set for first-ever ocean risk summit in Bermuda

July 17, 2017
Governments and industry set for first-ever ocean risk summit in Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda -- High level representatives of governments, the finance sector, the (re)insurance industry and other sectors will consider specific risks posed by changes in the world's oceans caused by climate change and other man-made impacts at a first-of-its-kind conference to be hosted...

Port development, funding among major Brexit-related issues raised by British territories

July 13, 2017
Port development, funding among major Brexit-related issues raised by British territories LONDON, England (WINN) -- How will Britain leaving the European Union impact on the UK’s Overseas Territories and what kind of benefits can these territories, including those in the Caribbean, gain from Brexit? Those were among the questions asked by a European Union Committee that held an...

Open letter concerning the untimely death of Bermuda MP Shawn Crockwell

June 16, 2017
On behalf of a large portion of our community, I write today to implore you to authorize the commencement of an independent investigation into the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Shawn Crockwell, J.P, M.P. His passing in such dubious circumstances via the backdrop...

Bermuda premier calls general election on July 18

June 10, 2017
Bermuda premier calls general election on July 18 HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The next general election in Bermuda will be on July 18, Premier Michael Dunkley announced on Thursday evening. The premier, joined at the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) headquarters by his Cabinet colleagues, ended weeks of speculation by confirming...

Commentary: Can we please come together and face the real issues - it is high time that we did!

June 6, 2017
Commentary: Can we please come together and face the real issues - it is high time that we did! The topic of same sex marriage has had a heightened presence in the news in recent memory. However, contrary to Bermuda’s longstanding perspective, for various sociological and societal reasons, this issue has highlighted the incontrovertible fact that our island home has perennially and...

Open Letter to the Bermuda Speaker of The House of Assembly

May 30, 2017
In early June, for only the second time in many decades, the House of Assembly will be debating a motion of no confidence in the government. The difference on this occasion is that it will be the first time in our island’s history that the government does not command a majority in the House.

SeaKeepers Society to honour 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year and recognize four local scientists in Bermuda

May 10, 2017
SeaKeepers Society to honour 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year and recognize four local scientists in Bermuda HAMILTON, Bermuda -- The International SeaKeepers Society will host SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017 on June 22 in Hamilton, Bermuda. The event will honour Wendy Schmidt as the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year for her outstanding leadership and support of the environment and ocean conservation.

Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday

May 10, 2017
Antigua Bermuda Race gets underway on Friday ST JOHN’S, Antigua --- Following on from the overwhelming success of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, an impressive range of yachts from all over the world will depart from Antigua on their 935 nautical mile race to Bermuda on Friday. There will be one start for the 21-boat fleet racing...

Impressive entry list for the Antigua-Bermuda Race

May 2, 2017
Impressive entry list for the Antigua-Bermuda Race ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- An impressive entry list is taking shape for the Antigua-Bermuda Race, which starts from Antigua on Friday May12, 2017. With 22 entries, including 17 over 50ft and seven Maxis and one SuperMaxi, the sight of the fleet departing for the 900 nautical mile race will be nothing short of...

Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora

March 22, 2017
Antigua-Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as...

Commentary: Violence against Bermudians

February 21, 2017
Commentary: Violence against Bermudians The premier hosted a press conference a few days after the pepper spray incident on December 2, 2016. Royal Gazette reporter Sam Strangeways asked him if he has spoken with the commissioner. ZBM reporter Gary Moreno asked him if he had spoken with the commissioner.

Senators tell new US treasury secretary nominee to eliminate Cayman Islands and other tax havens

January 21, 2017
Senators tell new US treasury secretary nominee to eliminate Cayman Islands and other tax havens WASHINGTON, USA -- Members of the United States Senate, questioning the new Trump administration nominee for Treasury Secretary on Thursday, asked Steve Mnuchin how he intends to close down Caribbean tax havens, specifically naming the Cayman Islands.  The Senate panel demanded details...

Regional bank completes wind-down of UK private banking business

January 20, 2017
Regional bank completes wind-down of UK private banking business HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Prominent regional bank, the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, has announced that it has completed the orderly wind-down of its London-based private banking business and has fully discontinued its deposit-taking and investment management services in the UK.

Commentary: Bermuda: A police state

January 11, 2017
Commentary: Bermuda: A police state Contrary to the wishes of many, December 2, 2016, is a day that will never be erased from the psyche of any Bermudian or resident of Bermuda. No matter what perspective one takes, the events of that day will never be unseen. For anyone that was in the vicinity of the House of Parliament on...

Letter: A tribute to PS Gregory Grimes' untimely death and the Bermuda Police Service

January 2, 2017
Letter: A tribute to PS Gregory Grimes' untimely death and the Bermuda Police Service In April of 2004, when I went to Bermuda to become a part of the Bermuda Police Service, I went to that island not knowing what to expect and I did not know anyone. Back in St Vincent and the Grenadines, the land of my birth, I was a political upstart, even in my capacity as a police officer...

Open Letter to Bermuda MP Leah Scott

December 27, 2016
I had the opportunity to read your recent article published in the Royal Gazette entitled 'Resolution and Conversation have to be a part of the bigger picture". It requires mental gymnastics of Olympic proportion when one attempts to understand how you continue...

JetBlue boosts service to Bermuda

December 23, 2016
JetBlue boosts service to Bermuda NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue is increasing service to Bermuda with two year-round daily flights and a third summer seasonal roundtrip flight between the popular island destination and the airline’s northeast focus cities. In addition to the added flights, the airline will now operate all Bermuda...

Coco Reef owner John Jefferis named Premier Hotelier

December 20, 2016
Coco Reef owner John Jefferis named Premier Hotelier HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Bermudian hotelier and developer John Jefferis has been voted the “Premier Hotelier” by the International Caribbean World Awards for his exceptional contribution to the travel and tourism industry throughout the Caribbean. Other previous recipients of the award...

Bermuda and Cayman Islands listed as world's most offensive tax havens

December 14, 2016
Bermuda and Cayman Islands listed as world's most offensive tax havens GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CNS) -- Bermuda and the Cayman Islands have been named as the two most offensive corporate tax havens in the world in a new report examining the impact that tax-dodging corporations have on the world’s poorest people. The report, by the international...

Reassign UK aid funds from EU to OCTs, says Montserrat premier

December 12, 2016
Reassign UK aid funds from EU to OCTs, says Montserrat premier LONDON, England -- While the uncertainties surrounding the eventual UK ‘Brexit’ from the European Union continue to be heavily debated throughout the UK, the premier of Montserrat, Donaldson Romeo, has weighed in with a suggestion that he says is intended to safeguard aid funds...

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...

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