Ministers and senior officials from UK Overseas Territories (OTs) and Crown Dependencies (CDs) travelled to the Isle of Man last week to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. This was the third Council of Environment Ministers of UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies and took place in Douglas, on 6th and 7th February. Previous meetings took place in Gibraltar in 2015 and continued in Alderney in 2017.
About 1,200 people died and 771 survived when the British liner was torpedoed by a German submarine on 7 May 1915 during World War One. One of the largest ships in the world, it was sailing from New York to its home port of Liverpool when it was sunk off the coast of Ireland.
In April this year Cable & Wireless South Atlantic Ltd, along with the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Diego Garcia were acquired by the Batelco Group (*), a leading telecommunications provider to 16 markets spanning the Middle East & Northern Africa, Europe and the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
British prime minister has hailed an agreement by the UK's Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies to sign up to a tax evasion clampdown. David Cameron said it was a very positive step forward ahead of the G8 meeting, which starts on Monday.
The Isle of Man and Jersey have hit back at accusations that they facilitate tax evasion and avoidance ahead of next week's G8 summit. The offshore jurisdictions, frequently described as tax havens, suggest recent pressure from world leaders is politically motivated.
Prime Minister David Cameron has urged British overseas territories to get their house in order and sign up to international treaties on tax. He wrote to 10 territories and crown dependencies, including the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man, which operate low-tax regimes.
The Isle of Man concluded a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Argentina on 14 December 2012 and on January this year the Embassy in London confirmed that Argentina had completed its ratification procedures in relation to the agreement.
Jersey Assistant Chief Minister, Senator Paul Routier, is to visit the Falkland Islands from 10 to 16 June 2012 to take part in commemorating the 30th anniversary of their liberation, reports the local media.
The Falkland Islands team that participated in the 4th Commonwealth Youth Games is back following a week of successful competition, contacts and proudly showing the Islands’ flag among the over seventy countries worldwide that were present at the Isle of Man sports’ celebrations.
In a stunning display, the Commonwealth Youth Games opened in Douglas on the Isle of Man Thursday.