Tag: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Boris’ reshuffle lands UKOTs a new boss

Boris’ reshuffle lands UKOTs a new boss

| 18/02/2020 | 12 Comments

(CNS): After a ministerial reshuffle by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office appears to have undergone an unofficial merger with the Department for International Development, in which the roles of all junior FCO and DfID ministers now overlap. As a result Baroness Sugg has taken over the UK Overseas Territories brief […]

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UK minister tries to reassure BOTs over Brexit

UK minister tries to reassure BOTs over Brexit

| 31/01/2020 | 32 Comments

(CNS): The UK minister responsible for the British Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has issued a statement trying to reassure the BOTs that Britain’s departure from the European Union on Friday will not impact their residents over the next eleven months. Lord Ahmad said it was a priority for him and the UK government […]

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UK agrees constitutional changes

UK agrees constitutional changes

| 13/11/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin said the UK has made some “incredible” concessions regarding amendments to the Cayman Islands Constitution and members of the Legislative Assembly “would be fools if we were to look this gift horse in the mouth”. Reading a letter from the UK overseas territories minister on Wednesday, McLaughlin outlined what he said […]

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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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