June 26, 2019

Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship

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From House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee Fifteenth Report of Session 2017–19 NOTE: THIS NOT THE FULL REPORT Summary The British Overseas Territories (OTs) are a set of largely self-governing territories spanning nine time zones, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Antarctic to the Caribbean. These territories are not part of the UK and […]

The Editor Speaks: Government must act to stop a Port Berthing Referendum

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I can only say the government have themselves to blame for the referendum petition that is circulating by the ‘increasing’ number of opponents to the new cruise ship berthing facility. I say ‘increasing’ because this would seem to be the case as most of Cayman’s media has been saying. With the opposition, who had been […]

UK Military planners in Cayman Islands to discuss OT disaster Relief

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From The Cayman Islands Governor’s Office The Governor’s Office has confirmed that two senior officers from the UK’s Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) staff have been in the Cayman Islands to discuss disaster relief plans this week. Lieutenant Colonel Rich Maltby from the Royal Marines and Squadron Leader John Kirkman from the Royal Air Force arrived […]

Cayman Islands Premier, OTs to examine constitutional relationship with UK

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin travels with a delegation which includes Financial Services and Home Affairs Minister Hon. Tara Rivers to London to participate in a number of key meetings next week. The delegation left Friday 8th June. On Monday the Premier and Minister Rivers along with other members of the […]

The Editor Speaks: Never!

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Following on from yesterday’s Editorial “Strange Timing” re the beneficial ownership disclosure order by the Uk Tory government and a suggestion the tourist industry might fill the gap if the financial sector would collapses, I asked one of our leading accountants how long this would take? He implied, ‘never’! This is what he said: “No […]

Cayman Islands: JMC members tackle OT, UK concerns

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LONDON, England – Baroness Anelay reassured Overseas Territories leaders on Wednesday that the United Kingdom remains committed to the OTs and the issues they face in the areas of security, good governance and named as priorities economic development, human rights and child safeguarding. She opened and chaired at Lancaster House in London the second day […]

Investigation reveals OT’s role in moving suspect money

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From Global Witness Undercover investigation of American lawyers reveals role of Overseas Territories in moving suspect money into the United States Ground-breaking exposé by Global Witness broadcast by U.S. tv program 60 Minutes www.globalwitness.org/shadyinc A new investigation from advocacy group Global Witness (1), shown recently on CBS’ 60 Minutes (2), showed the role that the […]

Cayman Islands hosts pre-Joint Ministerial Council

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – The Cayman Islands will host Overseas Territories Heads of Government for a pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week, beginning Wednesday. The meeting will be chaired by Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin and is an opportunity for all Overseas Territories Heads of Government to exchange views on political and constitutional issues, especially […]