Tag: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

FCO and DG fail to address Miller’s concerns

| 02/08/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Two letters sent to Opposition Leader Ezzard Miller in response to his correspondence confirm the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s decision to remain silent on the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury until the internal probe into allegations against him are concluded. One of letters [...]

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Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

Opposition queries integrity of governor inquiry

| 30/07/2018 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The opposition leader has raised a number of concerns about the suspension of Governor Anwar Choudhury and the integrity of the Foreign Office investigation into complaints about him. Ezzard Miller has written to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the FCO’s overseas territories minister, and sent [...]

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UK unveils new hurricane support plans for BOTs

UK unveils new hurricane support plans for BOTs

| 05/07/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The British government has revealed a range of new measures to make sure its Caribbean territories have the support they need if there is a repeat of the devastating hurricanes that hit the region last year. The additional measures include the full seasonal deployment of the Royal Navy vessel [...]

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BOT minister to promote religious freedom

BOT minister to promote religious freedom

| 05/07/2018 | 27 Comments
(CNS): The UK’s Foreign Office minister who has responsibility for the British Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, has been appointed as the Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The role was described in a release from the Foreign Office as supporting Prime Minister There [...]

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BOT minister marks new Windrush Day

BOT minister marks new Windrush Day

| 22/06/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): The UK government has officially sanctioned 22 June as Windrush Day and has set aside a £0.5 million annual grant to fund anniversary celebrations this year and in future. In a statement about the 70-year anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, which triggered the wave of immigrat [...]

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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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