Tag: Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council

Ebanks leads Cayman at JMC in London

Ebanks leads Cayman at JMC in London

| 16/11/2021 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Financial Services Minister Andre Ebanks is heading the Cayman Islands delegation at this year’s Joint Ministerial Council between the UK overseas territories and the UK government, which is now underway in London. The premier opted to miss out on the JMC in order to attend COP26 in Scotland earlier this month, leaving Ebanks to […]

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Panton shores up BOT support over financial sector threats

Panton shores up BOT support over financial sector threats

| 31/05/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Premier Wayne Panton has secured a commitment from leaders of the other British Overseas Territories to seek clarification from the UK on the purpose of the Joint Declaration on Financial Services Regulatory Cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). Panton met via teleconference with the other eleven BOT leaders ahead […]

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JMC wraps up with benign communiqué

JMC wraps up with benign communiqué

| 30/11/2020 | 1 Comment

(CNS): The virtual Joint Ministerial Council meeting wrapped up on Thursday after fours days of talks between the UK government and its territories’ leaders. Although the minister responsible for the territories quit part way through the talking shop, the event ended as usual with an inoffensive communiqué emphasizing the “special partnership between the UK and […]

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Annual UKOT meeting goes online

Annual UKOT meeting goes online

| 20/11/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The annual meeting between the United Kingdom and its overseas territories will take place this year via video-conference starting on Monday. As with everything in 2020, the Joint Ministerial Council has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the virus and the arrival of various vaccines will top the agenda, the territories and the […]

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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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