Tag: British overseas territories

McLaughlin spearheads BOT’s aid lobbying efforts

McLaughlin spearheads BOT’s aid lobbying efforts

| 01/11/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): With memories of Cayman’s own challenges in the wake of devastating hurricane strikes, Premier Alden McLaughlin is continuing his efforts to support the British Overseas Territories that have been hit hard by hurricanes this season. Having returned from Miami, where he chaired a special [...]

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Premier backs storm-hit BOTs’ bid for cash

Premier backs storm-hit BOTs’ bid for cash

| 26/10/2017 | 42 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be going to Miami for a pre-meeting of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council on Saturday, the day after his government delivers is 2018 budget, to show solidarity and help his fellow leaders of Caribbean British Overseas Territories lobby for more ca [...]

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Premier lobbies Tory conference for BOT aid

Premier lobbies Tory conference for BOT aid

| 12/10/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands delegation, led by Premier Alden McLaughlin, that travelled to Brussels recently to promote Cayman, also went to London and the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. They were there to engage with British politicians to push the financial services business but also l [...]

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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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BOTs get new minister in May’s reshuffle

BOTs get new minister in May’s reshuffle

| 13/06/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): Another Conservative peer has taken over the Foreign Office job overseeing the British Overseas Territories after Baroness Anelay was moved in Prime Minister Theresa May’s post election Cabinet reshuffle. The Baroness has gone to the so-called Brexit department created to oversee the UK [...]

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JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

JMC focuses on pensions for UK citizens in OTs

| 02/11/2016 | 25 Comments
(CNS): As the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting kicked off on Tuesday, the question of pensions and healthcare for retired British citizens living in the territories appeared to dominate the talks. Peter Hayes, the FCO’s director of the overseas territories, opened [...]

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Premier & Co head to London for post-Brexit JMC

Premier & Co head to London for post-Brexit JMC

| 28/10/2016 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The future of Great Britain and its dependent territories in a post-Brexit landscape will be high on the agenda next week when the UK meets with the leaders of its remaining colonies in London. Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin is travelling to the British capital today with a substanti [...]

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Baroness commits to championing OT interests

Baroness commits to championing OT interests

| 25/07/2016 | 16 Comments
(CNS): The new minister for British Overseas Territories, Baroness Anelay, has said she plans to champion the interests of the BOTs across Whitehall in the face of the uncertainties presented by the referendum result last month for the UK to exit the European Union. The premier has already written t [...]

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FCO says BOTs won’t be forgotten in Brexit

FCO says BOTs won’t be forgotten in Brexit

| 20/07/2016 | 5 Comments
(CNS): Leaders from the British Overseas Territories meeting in the Turks and Caicos Islands this week heard that the UK will not forget them once it begins its negotiations to exit the European Union. Before the meeting got underway Richard Wood, the Head of the European Union Department at the For [...]

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Baroness gets BOTs as part of cross-ministry portfolio

Baroness gets BOTs as part of cross-ministry portfolio

| 19/07/2016 | 15 Comments
(CNS): Responsibility for the British Overseas Territories has gone to Baroness Anelay of St Johns (69), who has cross-ministerial responsibilities between the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development. The FCO confirmed Tuesday that the territories had been added to the barone [...]

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UK Cabinet selected but BOT minister still not set

UK Cabinet selected but BOT minister still not set

| 18/07/2016 | 7 Comments
(CNS): Following the surprise appointment of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary by the new UK prime minister, Theresa May, three other new faces have been moved to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Sir Alan Duncan who was the first openly gay Tory MP, has been appointed minister of state at the F [...]

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