WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17: Premier Paula Cox today met with Henry Bellingham, the Minister for the Overseas Territories for the U.K.

Ms Cox and Mr. Bellingham met for bilateral discussions prior to the annual Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC), which the Minister will host later today in London.

According to a press statement, the Minister and the Premier discussed a range of issues of mutual interest and concern, including the economy, criminal justice and civil service reform.   

Mr. Bellingham praised the Premier’s strong emphasis so far on financial discipline, public transparency and reducing bureaucracy. 

He said: “The Premier and I had a good discussion and we both agreed on the need to maintain Bermuda’s international financial reputation. 

“I am encouraged by the Premier’s focus on fiscal discipline and am looking forward to the Premier’s contribution to the OTCC.”