Tag: Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council

BOTs unite over ‘modern colonialism’ threat

BOTs unite over ‘modern colonialism’ threat

| 27/06/2019 | 98 Comments

(CNS): The leaders of the British Overseas Territories presented a united front at the close of the pre-JMC meeting in the Cayman Islands on Wednesday against what they all see as the creeping neo-colonialism of the UK. While the leaders and representatives of the territories outlined different concerns about their individual relationships with and the […]

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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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CIG faces busy week hosting JMC and trade show

CIG faces busy week hosting JMC and trade show

| 24/06/2019 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be hosting leaders from across the overseas territories this week for the Heads of Government pre-Joint Ministerial Council meeting, which allows them to set the common talking points for the main event in London with the UK government later this year. This week’s meetings will be chaired by Premier Alden […]

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Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

Cayman to host JMC and new trade summit

| 12/06/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The government has announced that the Cayman Islands will be hosting this year’s United Kingdom Overseas Territories Association (UKOTA) Pre-Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) meeting this month. Leaders from all of the territories will be here for the annual event to agree the agenda for the London meeting later this year with the UK government. […]

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UK interests ‘paramount’ in Cayman Constitution

UK interests ‘paramount’ in Cayman Constitution

| 12/12/2018 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The premier’s office has said that the constitutional talks between the Cayman Islands delegation and the UK, which concluded Monday, were “constructive and positive” and that the British government had committed to formally responding to the Cayman proposals in the coming weeks, having already agreed to some as yet undisclosed changes to the current […]

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Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

Brexit chaos rolls on in wake of cancelled vote

| 11/12/2018 | 30 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 parliamentary vote, which had been due today, […]

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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 Joint Ministerial Council meeting in London on Wednesday, […]

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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 ministers away from the JMC […]

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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 funding for environmental research and protection remains available for the […]

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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 with Financial Services Minister Tara Rivers and Attorney General Sam […]

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