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Tag: British overseas territories

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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JMC opens but no word on sideline discussions

JMC opens but no word on sideline discussions

| 02/12/2015 | 6 Comments
(CNS): During this year’s Joint Ministerial Council with the UK and the British overseas territories, leaders have been discussing climate change and energy, education and skills, health and sports. But there is no news yet from London regarding Premier Alden McLaughlin’s discussions with the B [...]

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MP says BOTs should have representation at Westminster

MP says BOTs should have representation at Westminster

| 07/10/2015 | 25 Comments
(CNS): The Conservative MP for Romford in the UK parliament has suggested there should be representation in Westminster for Britain’s overseas territories. Andrew Rosindell, who chairs the Parliamentary British Overseas Territories Committee, has said that the onset of devolution meant it could [...]

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OT leaders wrap up pre-JMC meeting with vague statement

OT leaders wrap up pre-JMC meeting with vague statement

| 29/07/2015 | 19 Comments
(CNS): A short, vague statement was released by the leaders of the British overseas territories Wednesday after they wrapped up their meeting in Bermuda ahead of this year’s Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC) in the UK. The three day get-together was to provide the BOTs with an opportunity t [...]

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