Tag: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Opposition challenges constitutional reform

Opposition challenges constitutional reform

| 08/08/2019 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The official opposition is challenging government’s attempts at constitutional reform. MLA Chris Saunders (BTW) has written to the overseas territories minister in the UK, Lord Tariq Ahmad, asking him not to allow any changes to the Cayman Islands Constitution without a referendum. The opposition MLA appears to be supported by other members of the […]

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Lord Ahmad still in OT job, for now

Lord Ahmad still in OT job, for now

| 29/07/2019 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Lord Ahmad has so far survived Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruthless Cabinet reshuffle and has retained his job as Minister of State for the Commonwealth at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he remains responsible for the overseas territories. Following the new prime minister’s overhaul of the front benches, the peer, who is well-liked […]

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No-deal Brexit on JMC agenda

No-deal Brexit on JMC agenda

| 28/06/2019 | 18 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister responsible for its overseas territories revealed that discussions on contingencies for a no-deal Brexit will be on the agenda at the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council in London later this year. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon told an audience of territory leaders and other delegates at the first-ever UK/OT Trade Summit that Britain […]

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Premier lauds OT minister

Premier lauds OT minister

| 26/06/2019 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin said that Lord Ahmad had “done a stellar job” as the overseas territories minister over the last two years, as he addressed the opening of the Pre-JMC (Joint Ministerial Council) meeting Wednesday. McLaughlin pointed out that when the JMC takes place in November, Britain will have a new prime […]

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BOT minister to make 3-day visit

BOT minister to make 3-day visit

| 25/06/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Lord Ahmad, the current foreign office minister responsible for the British Overseas Territories, will be arriving in the Cayman Islands on Thursday, according to the governor’s office. During his three-day visit he will attend a Joint Ministerial Council meeting on Brexit and the first-ever UKOT International Trade Summit. He will also review arrangements for […]

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OT minister wants to avoid BO confrontation

OT minister wants to avoid BO confrontation

| 01/05/2019 | 34 Comments

(CNS): Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has said that he does not see a need for the UK to get into any kind of confrontation with its overseas territories impacted by legislation passed in Britain that imposes public beneficial ownership registers on those with financial service sectors. During a visit to Bermuda last week the FCO […]

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‘Inaction’ on climate greatest threat, says OT minister

‘Inaction’ on climate greatest threat, says OT minister

| 05/04/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the Foreign Office minister with responsibility for the overseas territories, has issued a warning that the greatest threat to the world is not climate change itself but “inaction in the face of that threat”. In an address to the UN General Assembly’s climate change meeting, the UK minister said the […]

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BOT minister says climate change situation ‘grave’

BOT minister says climate change situation ‘grave’

| 28/01/2019 | 72 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister with responsibility for the British Overseas territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has said that climate change is not an abstract theoretical risk but a real problem that is “much graver than previously thought” and happening now, driving people from their homes, threatening sustainable development and trade while exacerbating conflict and instability. […]

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UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

UK government to co-chair LGBT rights coalition

| 11/12/2018 | 74 Comments

(CNS): The governments of Britain and Argentina have been chosen to co-chair the Equal Rights Coalition, an international body created to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people around the world. Lord Ahmad, who is the UK’s minister for human rights, said Britain will use its role to lobby countries to decriminalise same-sex […]

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Cayman to get $11M Airbus chopper

Cayman to get $11M Airbus chopper

| 07/12/2018 | 60 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be getting a new H145 helicopter from Airbus next year after the Foreign Office Overseas Territories Minister, Lord Ahmad, and Premier Alden McLaughlin signed a memorandum of understanding in London on Friday, paving the way for a shared deal to buy the new machine for the RCIPS Air Operations Unit. […]

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BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

BOT minister highlights massive plastic cut at FCO

| 29/11/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Foreign Office minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has announced a huge drop in single-use plastics (SUPs) used by FCO staff in the UK. Since February, the Foreign Office has successfully eliminated 97% of SUPs, cutting down on around 1.56 million pieces of plastic […]

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