Tag: Brexit

Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

| 05/12/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The first day of the two-day meeting between the British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council and the UK Government in London was overshadowed Tuesday by the UK’s exit from Europe. Not only was Brexit at the top of the agenda at the BOT meeting but it also kept key British mi [...]

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EU issue remains ‘fluid’ as deadline approaches

EU issue remains ‘fluid’ as deadline approaches

| 04/10/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers described the situation between the Cayman Islands and the European Union over the looming threat of blacklisting at the end of this year as “fluid” following meetings in Brussels last month. The Cayman Islands avoided the latest offshore fi [...]

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Boris third minister to quit UK government

Boris third minister to quit UK government

| 09/07/2018 | 36 Comments
(CNS): Boris Johnson has walked out of his top job as British foreign secretary, becoming the third minister to leave Prime Minister Theresa May’s Cabinet following a weekend at Chequers, the PM’s country retreat, where the Conservative government’s Brexit plan was hammered out. J [...]

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BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

| 28/11/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the leaders of the British Overseas Territories to Downing Street Monday, after they arrived in London for the annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week. While the PM had good news for some territories, as her government has confirmed a new £70 m [...]

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CIG reports to UK bosses on public finance

CIG reports to UK bosses on public finance

| 17/07/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman delegation to the special Brexit meeting in London turned to public finance when Premier Alden McLaughlin, Finance Minister Roy McTaggart and Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers met with Miriam Sachak, the head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Economics and Financial [...]

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BOT-UK Brexit talks thin on substance

BOT-UK Brexit talks thin on substance

| 13/07/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Following a second day of talks in London between an array of British government officials and the leaders of the British Overseas Territories, almost no detail about what is being discussed has been revealed. In a release from his office, Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said he had b [...]

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Premier heads to UK for ‘Brexit’ JMC

Premier heads to UK for ‘Brexit’ JMC

| 07/07/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is heading to London this weekend with two Cabinet ministers, his assistant and three civil servants for a round of meetings with Foreign Office, Brexit and other UK government officials. The priority event is a special meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Minist [...]

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British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

British PM turns to NI to save Tory government

| 09/06/2017 | 69 Comments
(CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May will be depending on the ten DUP members of the British parliament from Northern Ireland to prop up the Conservative government after she lost the Tory majority in yesterday’s election by eight seats. May was hoping to shore up the previous slender majority and cr [...]

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UK agrees to consider BOT concerns over Brexit

UK agrees to consider BOT concerns over Brexit

| 07/02/2017 | 13 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands premier says that the British government has agreed to take under consideration the priority areas identified by the British Overseas Territories (BOTs) when it begins the negotiations with the European Union. Premier Alden McLaughlin is in London for a special Overseas Te [...]

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Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

Baroness to chair Brexit talks Tuesday

| 06/02/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin will be attending discussions on Brexit with the leaders of other British Overseas Territories (BOTs) and UK officials Tuesday. Baroness Anelay, the minister responsible for the BOTs, will chair the talks about what the UK’s exit from the European Uni [...]

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Premier heads to London for Brexit talks

Premier heads to London for Brexit talks

| 02/02/2017
(CNS Business): The premier will be heading to London Friday with a small government team for the special meeting with UK officials and the heads of other overseas territories on the thorny issue of Brexit and how it will impact Cayman and the other British dependent territories. The Joint Ministeri [...]

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