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Montevideo, July 20th 2019 - 11:36 UTC

Tag: British overseas territories BOT

  • Monday, July 8th 2019 - 12:10 UTC

    Falklands' single constituency referendum questions

    In March 2013 the Falklands voted on the political status of the Islands, and with a turnout of 92%, 99.8% voted to remain as a British Overseas Territory.

    The wording of the question for a referendum on whether the Falkland Islands should have a single constituency has been announced. The question will be as follows: ‘Should there be two constituencies, Stanley and Camp, or should there be one constituency for the whole of the Falkland Islands?

  • Wednesday, July 3rd 2019 - 15:43 UTC

    Praise for British Overseas Territories minister at Pre-JMC meeting in Cayman Islands

    Anguilla Premier V. F. Banks, Gibraltar Minister for Commerce A. Isola, Bermuda Premier D. Burt, Falklands MLA T. Barkman, Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin (Photo: Cayman Compass)

    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 which convened British Overseas Territories leaders, including the Falkland Islands.

  • Friday, June 28th 2019 - 18:44 UTC

    Falklands attends pre-JMC meeting where Caribbean countries complained of UK “neo colonialism”

    MLA Barkman was quoted underlining the importance of unity among the BOTs in the face of Brexit uncertainty and the instability it had created

    Falkland Islands lawmaker MLA Teslyn Barkman pointed out in Cayman Islands how Brexit and a no deal departure by the UK could totally destroy the economy of her country because the bulk of the Islands exports go to the European Union.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.