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Montevideo, February 18th 2019 - 00:49 UTC

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  • Friday, February 15th 2019 - 07:10 UTC

    Falkland Islands' Brexit costs considered in the House of Lords

    Lord Jones asked what assessment they had made of the Falklands’ EU exports, and the impact of World Trade Organization tariffs on Islands fisheries.

    The impact of Brexit on the Falkland Islands has been raised in the UK’s House of Lords, with Lib Dem Lord Nigel Jones tabling questions to the Foreign Office. Lord Jones asked the government what assessment they had made of the Falklands’ EU exports, and the impact of World Trade Organization tariffs on Islands fisheries.

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  • Saturday, December 22nd 2018 - 06:50 UTC

    South Georgia Island seen from Copernicus Sentinel-2 orbit

    This image, which was captured on 22 February 2018, is also featured on the Earth from Space video program

    The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the island of South Georgia. Linked with the South Sandwich Islands to form a British Overseas Territory, this southern Atlantic island is a haven for a vast array of wildlife.

  • Sunday, December 9th 2018 - 17:51 UTC

    Battle Day 2018 in London

    Andrew Rosindell MP, lays the wreath for the All-Party Falklands Parliamentary Group. MLA Teslyn Barkman lays the wreath for the Falkland Islands Government.

    The annual Falklands memorial service at the Cenotaph took place on the 8th December in brilliant sunshine. On this day in 1914, the naval Battle of the Falkland Islands took place and the ceremony is a commemoration of those who gave their lives then. It also honours those who fell liberating the Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982.

  • Friday, August 10th 2018 - 07:40 UTC

    Caribbean island and BOT Anguilla worries about Brexit

    Anguilla’s airport does not have a runway long enough for big jets, which makes it dependent on the French and Dutch halves of neighboring St Martin

    Under the heading of 'The tiny British island of Anguilla worries about Brexit', The Economist addressed the issue of the impact of Brexit on its Overseas Territories, mainly in the Caribbean and particularly in Anguilla, an island whose connectivity is entirely dependent on neighboring territories from France and the Netherlands. There is also a mention to other BOTs, such as the Falkland Islands, and its main exports market, Spain, 'which has a taste for Argentine squid'. And 'it is not clear whether the Falklands will retain tariff-free access to this market once Britain leaves the EU'.

  • Wednesday, July 25th 2018 - 06:14 UTC

    UK paper on Brexit defines London's commitment to British Overseas Territories

    London is working closely with BOTs to ensure their priorities are taken into account in the UK-EU negotiations on withdrawal, the implementation period and future relationship.

    The United Kingdom Government published on Tuesday its latest paper on Brexit entitled “Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union”.Chapter 1/11 refers to Crown Dependencies and UK Overseas Territories and states the UK government “will continue to engage and keep these jurisdictions informed as the Bill is developed”.

  • Wednesday, July 4th 2018 - 21:55 UTC

    UK beneficial ownership vote alarms Overseas Territories; financial services vital for several islands

    Minister Tara Rivers stressed Cayman's “high level of ongoing cooperation” on beneficial ownership, enabling more than 100 tax authorities globally

    A vote by the UK parliament to insist that Britain’s Overseas Territories introduce publicly available beneficial ownership registers by December 31, 2020, has sparked anger and dismay within these autonomous, mainly small island, jurisdictions.

  • Friday, June 1st 2018 - 06:26 UTC

    Applicants for BOT citizenship face “unacceptable” discrimination, claims parliament committee

    Immigration minister Caroline Nokes said consultation with the BOTs is now “on our agenda”.

    People applying for British Overseas Territory citizenship still face “unacceptable” discrimination, a committee of MPs and peers has said. Citizenship rights still depend on whether a person's parents were married or whether it was their mother or father who had citizenship.

  • Monday, May 28th 2018 - 07:51 UTC

    BOTs meeting on environment issues at 10 Downing Street

    Representatives from the different BOTs at 10 Downing Street. Falklands were represented by Ms Sukey Cameron MBE

    Representatives from British Overseas Territories held a meeting at 10 Downing Street hosted by Sir John Randall, the Special Advisor on Environment to the Prime Minister. The issues discussed included Brexit, international platforms, renewable energy, climate change, HMG’s Oceans and marine protected areas agenda.

  • Saturday, April 28th 2018 - 06:59 UTC

    St Helena airport shrugs off ‘world’s most useless’ tag

    St Helena Airport. Photo: SHG Access office.

    Andreas Spaeth (*) The airport on the remote British Overseas Territory island St Helena, once dismissed as the “world’s most useless airport” by British media, is proving to be a reliable asset.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.