Tag: Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council

Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

| 11/12/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The former British prime minister, David Cameron, said he had no regrets about calling the referendum asking British voters if they wanted to remain or leave the European Union, even as the political chaos created by the result mounted Tuesday. The current PM, Theresa May, cancelled the parli [...]

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Cayman to join regional disaster task force

Cayman to join regional disaster task force

| 06/12/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): Cayman has agreed to participate in a formal regional British Overseas Territories rapid deployment team that can swiftly provide support for territories impacted by disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis. The creation of a new task force and crisis hub in the region was revealed at the J [...]

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Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

Brexit overshadows first day of JMC

| 05/12/2018 | 8 Comments
(CNS): The first day of the two-day meeting between the British Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council and the UK Government in London was overshadowed Tuesday by the UK’s exit from Europe. Not only was Brexit at the top of the agenda at the BOT meeting but it also kept key British mi [...]

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Premier: UK should plug EU environment fund gap

Premier: UK should plug EU environment fund gap

| 04/12/2018 | 34 Comments
(CNS): As current president of the Political Council of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA), Premier Alden McLaughlin stood up for all the British Overseas Territories in London on Monday, as he called on the UK to ensure that specialist technical assistance as well as fundi [...]

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Constitutional talks priority for CIG’s London trip

Constitutional talks priority for CIG’s London trip

| 30/11/2018 | 9 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin will be leading a sizable delegation of local officials to London next week to attend a series of meetings and events dealing with issues ranging from the environment to the priority of reforming the Constitution. McLaughlin will be leaving Cayman on Friday evening w [...]

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Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

Date set for UK-CIG constitutional talks

| 22/11/2018 | 31 Comments
(CNS): After almost six months of trying to secure a meeting with the British government to discuss the constitutional relationship between Cayman and the UK, the premier has confirmed that talks have now been set for next month. Alden McLaughlin said that after the Overseas Territories Joint Minist [...]

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FCO: Current balance of power is right

FCO: Current balance of power is right

| 17/10/2018 | 45 Comments
(CNS): The FCO stated in submissions to the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee that it believes the current balance of power between Britain and its territories is broadly the right one. The document, submitted ahead of this week’s hearings by the committee reviewing the relati [...]

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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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BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

BOTs pushed to do more on tax transparency

| 28/11/2017 | 54 Comments
(CNS): Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the leaders of the British Overseas Territories to Downing Street Monday, after they arrived in London for the annual Joint Ministerial Council meeting this week. While the PM had good news for some territories, as her government has confirmed a new £70 m [...]

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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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McLaughlin spearheads BOT’s aid lobbying efforts

McLaughlin spearheads BOT’s aid lobbying efforts

| 01/11/2017 | 10 Comments
(CNS): With memories of Cayman’s own challenges in the wake of devastating hurricane strikes, Premier Alden McLaughlin is continuing his efforts to support the British Overseas Territories that have been hit hard by hurricanes this season. Having returned from Miami, where he chaired a special [...]

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