Today, Monday 13 November 2023, international marine conservation organisation Mission Blue officially recognised St Helena’s Marine Protected Area as a Hope Spot. Hope Spots are recognised as special places, being one of a kind areas of ocean that are scientifically identified for their uniqueness, and most importantly their community’s contribution and efforts in maintaining or […] Read more...
UK OTs Statement on the Implementation of Sanctions against Russia
Statement by the President of the Political Council of UKOTA and Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Hon. C. Washington Misick, on the Overseas Territories’ implementation of the United Kingdom’s sanctions against Russia
The Governments of the United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories have followed with horror Russia’s invasion of the sovereign democratic state of Ukraine. The Overseas Territories are in solidarity with the UK and the international community in denouncing Russia’s military action against Ukraine.
In response to Russian military action against Ukraine the UK Government has imposed a series of sanctions against Russia, targeting its financial sector and the assets held by Russian politicians and oligarchs. The Overseas Territories have acted swiftly to fully implement the UK sanctions against Russia that have been extended to them, through Orders in Council or applied through domestic legislation. The Overseas Territories are committed to continuing to uphold the highest international standards of transparency and accountability.