Archive for: 2019

ZSL’s work in the UK Overseas Territories

As well the seas around the British Isles, the UK government is also responsible for the waters around all of the 14 UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). When taking these waters into account, the UK has 6.8 million square kilometres under its jurisdiction. Over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity is found in its Overseas Territories, and […] Read more...

Falkland Islands Defence Force

This week, at the DSEI 2019, the Falkland Islands Defence Force met up with the Commanding Officer  and soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment along with members of the Bermuda Government.  Only 4 British Overseas Territories have Defence Forces and this was a great opportunity to build strong ties between fellow soldiers. Read more...

UKOTA meet with James Duddridge MP

On 28 August 2019, UKOTA met with James Duddridge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for Exiting the European Union to discuss how Brexit will affect the UK Overseas Territories. Read more...

St Helena Hosts Training Visit for Tristanians

From Tristan da Cunha, Riann Repetto and Kelly Swain, undertook a training visit with the Agriculture & Natural Resources Division (ANRD) between April and August 2019. Riann worked with the Veterinary & Livestock Section to gain veterinary training and experience in preparation for his role on Tristan da Cunha as their Veterinary Officer. Riann was […] Read more...

Tristan da Cunha Storm of July 2019

Tristan da Cunha was impacted by a major storm on July 18. There were no casualties but almost all communications were cut and many public buildings have been badly damaged. For further details see: https://www.tristandc.com/news-2019-07-23-storm-damage.php Read more...

The Hon. E. David Burt JP, MP, Premier of Bermuda, meets with the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Mr Robert Wood Johnson

The US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert Wood Johnson, visited Bermuda to assess the islands economic and social activity. Mr Wood Johnson was optimistic that the strong relationship formed between Bermuda and the US would remain unaffected by Brexit. Bermuda’s impressive insurance market was described as “world class” due to its impressive governance and […] Read more...

The Nat West International Island Games open in Gibraltar

Organised by the International Island Games Association, the eighteenth meeting of the Nat West Island Games will open in Gibraltar on 6th July and last for one week.  Also known as ‘the friendly games’, they are held every two years and have teams from twenty four islands, including five Overseas Territories: Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland […] Read more...

Inaugural UK/OT International Trade Summit 2019

Following the pre JMC, the first ever OT International Trade Summit was held on 27 and 28 June, the objectives of which were to develop a broader partnership on trade between the UK Government and the UKOTs, and to find mechanisms to grow trade between the OTs and the rest of the world. The Minister […] Read more...

UKOTA Pre-JMC Meeting 2019

The Cayman Islands Government acted as hosts to the Premiers, Leaders of Delegations, and their UK Representatives, from the Overseas Territories for this year’s pre Joint Ministerial Council meeting.  All members of the UK Overseas Territories Association were represented, apart from Ascension Island and Pitcarin who sent apologies. The meeting, held on 26 June, decided […] Read more...