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3rd Annual Montserrat Conference: Being a British Overseas Territory [Emily DeCou to represent Cayman]

8 British Overseas Territories discuss issues that shape their relationship with Britain and affect their identity, autonomy and development

By The Montserrat Conference

When and where

Date and time

Sat, October 22, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM AST



About this event

The 3rd Annual Montserrat Conference 

Engage with speakers and panelists from Montserrat and seven other British Overseas Territories, in the Caribbean and beyond: Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and Anguilla, and also from St. Helena and the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.

For comparison and reference, the feature address will be made by Shuja Reiph, a national activist, cultural organizer, and trade unionist in St. Martin, an overseas territory administered by two European countries – France and Nederlands – so that one part of the island is called St. Martin and the other, Sint Maarten.

The speakers and panelists are:

Anguilla – Quincia Gumbs, Minister of Sustainability, Innovation and Environment

Bermuda – Chris Famous, MP Parliament of Bermuda 

British Virgin Islands – Shaina Smith, co-host of “Territories Talk” and host of “Vigilate Dialogues”

Cayman Islands – Emily DeCou

Falkland Islands – Sukey Cameron, Representative to the UK for the Falklands Government, recently retired

Montserrat – Janice Panton, Representative in the UK for the Montserrat Government 

St. Helena – Derek Thomas, MP Legislative Council of St.Helena, recently retired

St. Martin/Sint Maarten – Shujah Reiph, National activist and trade unionist

Turks and Caicos Islands – Akierra Missick, Minister of Infrastructure, Housing, Planning and Development

Conference Artists-in-Residence: The Fujion Band from Montserrat. Spotlight on bass player, Kahleah Halloran-Crichlow


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