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Montevideo, May 23rd 2019 - 23:04 UTC

Tag: British overseas territories BOT

  • Thursday, May 23rd 2019 - 09:58 UTC

    Chagos islands decolonization: stunning defeat for UK in UN assembly

    The UN resolution backs a non-binding advisory opinion from ICJ which found UK acted unlawfully in the decolonization process and should relinquish control.

    United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean within six months, dealing a diplomatic blow to Britain and the United States.

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  • Friday, May 17th 2019 - 19:42 UTC

    Brexit Party Candidate Visit Gibraltar

    James Glancy CGC is an accomplished leader, business founder and former military officer.

    James Glancy, the number two listed Brexit Party candidate for the European Elections in the South West and Gibraltar region was visiting here today and paid a courtesy call on the Gibraltar Government.

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  • Friday, February 22nd 2019 - 09:05 UTC

    Falklands startled at Westminster paper proposing UK citizens right to vote in Overseas Territories

    MLA Barkman said “there is a clear pathway to becoming a status holder if you were not born in the Falklands, which is enshrined in the Falklands' constitution”

    “Belongership” and its equivalents are wrong,” it is emphatically stated in a startling paper from the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. The paper says the belongership status (known as Falklands Status in the Falklands) as enshrined in the constitutions of a number of British Overseas Territories, including the Falklands, denies legally-resident British Overseas Territory and UK citizens the right to vote and to hold elected office.

  • Wednesday, February 20th 2019 - 21:18 UTC

    Spain sends a gunboat to Gibraltar

    BAM Tornado P44 a Spanish Navy vessel

    Spanish sources repeatedly claim they do not recognise that the waters around Gibraltar as being ‘British Gibraltar Territorial Waters,’ despite having signed the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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