June 19, 2019

UK FCO responds to Foreign Affairs Committee report, provides reassurance that it has no plans to intervene on belongership, voting rights or same sex marriage

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From Cayman Islands Governor’s Office FCO responds to Foreign Affairs Committee report, provides reassurance that it has no plans to intervene on belongership, voting rights or same sex marriage The Governor’s Office announced today that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has responded formally to the report published earlier this year from the UK’s Foreign […]

UK: Ministers face furious backlash after blocking attempts to impose financial transparency rules on Channel Islands

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By Jack Doyle From Daily Mail UK Government pulls Crown Dependencies finance transparency bill at last minute Would have forced business owners with more than 25 per cent stake in Channel Islands company to declare publicly ‘in bid to tackle corruption’   MPs led by former Tory minister Andrew Mitchell and Dame Margaret Hodge Ministers faced a […]

The Editor speaks: UK’s new report “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories” will cause much concern here

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We have published today the “Introduction” and Conclusions” contained in a new UK Parliamentary Committee report titled “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship”. You can find the whole report at : https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmfaff/1464/146402.htm Of course one of the issues that is going to cause the most concern is same-sex marriages and the […]

Statement on London UK Overseas Territories Association Joint Ministerial Council Meetings by Cayman Islands Premier

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Statement on Meetings in London By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Monday, 17 December, 2018 Legislative AssemblyWith permission Mr. Speaker I will make a statement concerning the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association Joint Ministerial Council meetings I recently attended in London.Before I do so, I would like to put on record my thanks […]

Cayman Islands, UK hold constructive constitutional discussions

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The United Kingdom Government has committed to formally responding to proposed Cayman Islands constitutional safeguards in the coming weeks. The UK and Cayman Islands Governments held constructive, positive talks on changes to the Cayman Islands constitution over two days in London: Friday, 7 December, 2018, and Monday, 10th at the […]

Cayman Islands Premier welcomes JMC participants

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LONDON – The two-day Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC) between British Overseas Territories and Her Majesty’s Government began Tuesday at Lancaster House with welcome remarks from the Cayman Islands Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin as President of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA). Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, UK Minister for the British Overseas Territories also […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s Statement on Constitutional talks with the United Kingdom

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Statement on Constitutional talks with the United Kingdom By Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA November 22, 2018 Mr. Speaker, I wish to provide the members of this Honourable House and the public an update on Government’s efforts to make important and necessary revisions to the Cayman Islands Constitution Order 2009. Before doing so […]

Cayman Islands looks for a new way forward with UK relationship

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● Foreign Affairs Select Committee considers resilience of Overseas Territories ● Cayman Islands representative answers review questions in London ● Cayman’s constitutional relationship with UK discussed LONDON – Eric Bush today told members of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee that the Cayman Islands has identified opportunities to work with the United Kingdom […]

Cayman Islands works to better UK, OTs’ relationships

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The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee in London is examining the role of the United Kingdom and British Overseas Territories and on Tuesday afternoon will hear first-hand from Mr. Eric Bush in his role as the United Kingdom representative for the Cayman Islands. The Committee is reviewing the relationship between the Foreign and […]

Tory MPs back Cayman Islands tax haven after £18,000 trip

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By Joe Lo From The Ferret Scot Four Tory MPs have been accused of defending the “secrecy industry” after vowing to support the Cayman Islands Government’s fight against anti-money laundering measures. Conservative MPs Andrew Rosindell, Martin Vickers, Bob Stewart and Henry Smith criticised the UK government’s plans to introduce more transparency to the islands while […]