November 13, 2019

UKOTP Forum 2019

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Parliamentarians and Auditors from UK and Overseas Territories come together to discuss good practice on oversight of public finances Key actors from the UK and the Overseas Territories (OTs) will meet to identify and develop good practice with the aim of enhancing oversight of public finance. The Oversight of Public Finances Forum 2019 will run […]

Responses to UK’s Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee on the BOTs

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Further to our story published February 24 2019 “Global Britain and the British Overseas Territories: Resetting the relationship” at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/global-britain-and-the-british-overseas-territories-resetting-the-relationship/ According to Cayman27 a Foreign and Commonwealth Spokesperson said: “We will carefully consider the report from the Foreign Affairs Committee and respond fully in due course. We take our responsibilities to the Overseas Territories extremely […]

OTs Attorneys General annual conference opening ceremony – H.E. Governor of the Cayman Islands

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OPENING REMARKS BY GOVERNOR ROPER (INLCUDING ON BEHALF OF THE UK AG) Thank you Cabinet Secretary and Attorney General for your welcoming words. I am delighted to see so many of you here today at what is an important date in the Overseas Territory’s calendar. As you are aware we were hoping to have the […]

Cayman Islands delegation to London entails constitutional talks, meetings

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From The Office of the Premier of the Cayman Islands GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – A Cayman Islands delegation including Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin, Minister for Financial Services & Home Affairs Hon. Tara Rivers and Attorney General Sam Bulgin, QC, leaves the Cayman Islands Friday to travel to London to attend a series of meetings […]

UK Overseas Territories Association hosts Film Festival and Student Conference

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Over fifty students from Overseas Territories joined the UK Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) at their third Overseas Students conference this month at the Natural History Museum (Flett Events Theatre), London. The event presented a great opportunity for students from a wide range of cultures to come together and celebrate their shared histories and distinctiveness. The […]

Foreign and Commonwealth Director for the Overseas Territories visits Cayman Islands

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Mr Ben Merrick, Foreign and Commonwealth Director for the Overseas Territories visited Grand Cayman yesterday (Friday, 23 November 2018). Mr Merrick had a full schedule which saw him meet with Premier Alden McLaughlin and key contacts across Government. The Director started his day at Breakfast with the Premier where amongst other issues Constitutional change requests […]

Cayman Islands honour all who served

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His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Martyn Roper and the Premier, Hon. Alden McLaughlin, attended the Remembrance Sunday Parade and Ceremony at Elmslie Memorial Church on Sunday, 11 November 2018. The well attended event saw the laying of wreaths at both the Cenotaph and the Seamen’s Memorial. This year’s event also marked the centenary of the […]

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 […]

Russian dirty money entering UK through BOTs, report says

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By Tom Carnegie, From International Adviser Money laundering is a matter of national security for the UK, and it therefore has the constitutional right to make British Overseas Territories (BOTs) introduce public registers of beneficial ownership, according to a select committee report. Released on Monday (21 May), a UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee Report called […]

BOTs express shock and anger over new ownership transparency regs

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By: Helen Burggraf From International Investment A number of Britain’s 14 Overseas Territories have responded with a mixture of shock and anger to yesterday’s news that the UK is to require them to adopt public beneficial ownership registers by 2020 – and in some cases, disbelief as well that the three Crown Dependencies have been […]