Tag: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

CIG officials make ‘great progress’ on constitution

CIG officials make ‘great progress’ on constitution

| 12/06/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Cayman Islands London representative Eric Bush, who has been coordinating meetings in the UK for the premier’s delegation this week, said that “great progress” is being made in efforts to improve the constitutional relationship between Britain and the Cayman Islands. Premier [...]

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Constitutional reform focus of premier’s UK trip

Constitutional reform focus of premier’s UK trip

| 11/06/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin is currently heading a delegation on a trip to London, where he and his officials will be meeting with fellow overseas territory leaders and British government representatives to discuss a number of issues, with constitutional reform at the top of the agenda. McLaugh [...]

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Lord Ahmad: We didn’t want this

Lord Ahmad: We didn’t want this

| 30/05/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): The British government did not want to be in the position it finds itself regarding the recent vote in parliament which has resulted in the imposition of public beneficial ownership registers on the Cayman Islands and other overseas territories, according to Minister of State for the Commonwe [...]

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UK’s BOT minister to make first trip to Cayman

UK’s BOT minister to make first trip to Cayman

| 25/05/2018 | 62 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s minister with responsibility for the British Overseas Territories will be visiting the Cayman Islands for the first time next week as part of a regional tour to discuss hurricane preparedness and the controversial move to impose public registers of beneficial ownership on the t [...]

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House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

House of Lords approve bill paving way for BO register

| 22/05/2018 | 60 Comments
(CNS): Lord Ahmad said in the House of Lords Monday that the standards of the British Overseas Territories’ financial services on beneficial ownership information surpass international standards and admitted that by accepting a policy of imposing public registers, the UK government was disenfr [...]

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Premier to represent BOTs at Commonwealth talk-shop

Premier to represent BOTs at Commonwealth talk-shop

| 11/04/2018 | 11 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be heading to London Thursday for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit as the representative for the British Overseas Territories. The Cayman Islands leader is currently serving as the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) president and h [...]

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UK stalling on Bermuda same-sex marriage u-turn

UK stalling on Bermuda same-sex marriage u-turn

| 22/01/2018 | 51 Comments
(CNS): The Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, has still not signed a bill from the territory’s Senate that overturned the islands’ previous and short-lived same-sex marriage legislation, replacing it with domestic partnerships. The UK’s overseas territories minister, Lord Ahmad, tol [...]

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UK MP repeats call for BOT representation

UK MP repeats call for BOT representation

| 13/12/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): The British Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee and is a long-time advocate for the interests of British Overseas Territories, has repeated his call for better and equitable representation for those territories. Speaking recently at a dinne [...]

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CIG delegation heads to UK for JMC

CIG delegation heads to UK for JMC

| 24/11/2017 | 34 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin and a team of six local officials left for London Friday to attend what could turn out to be an important Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting of the leaders of the British territories and UK Officials. Topics on the agenda include tax transparency, [...]

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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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