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British overseas territory

formerly known as a dependent territory, a territory whose government is to some extent the responsibility of the UK. UK overseas territories include Gibraltar. Hong Kong ceased to be such at the end of 1997.
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To me, the British Virgin Islands, the Isle of Man and other British Overseas Territories that promote their aggressive offshore status are nothing but parasites.
I think anybody with an ounce of compassion would like to see spending by our Government helping these people get back on their feet and getting these British overseas territories helped in the long term.
At the Fiji meeting of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Joe Bossano who participated as Minister for Telecommunications raised the issue of British Overseas Territories being able to participate in CTO as country members.
Four months later, he wrote to British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, calling for greater transparency.
The creation of new marine reserves and protected areas around British overseas territories will double the amount of UK ocean under protection to more than four million square kilometres (1.
Contract Awarded for Provides future support, maintenance and upgrades of Jotron technology on military installations in the UK, as well as on several of the British Overseas Territories.
The contract is for the benefit of the Contracting Authority and NHS bodies along with any other non-NHS bodies which are necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services in the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories including, without limitation, the National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly, and Scottish Ministers.
British overseas territories citizens, were also included in the visa-free proposal.
The British Overseas Territories, including the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and the Turks and Caicos, have agreed to join this pilot.
SIR - I notice that according to the British Overseas Territories Act, which comes into force very soon, all the inhabitants of England's overseas colonies (or territories, to use the preferred word) will have the right to settle in Britain.
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