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#FalklandIslands to have Public Register of Beneficial Ownership by 2023

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... It’s been announced that @FalklandsGov has committed to introducing a Public Register of Beneficial Ownership in the #FalklandIslands by 2023, in line with a timetable set by the UK Government and with help and support from the UK to overcome “unique challenges”. ...
... Among those challenges must surely be the size of the #Falklands economy and the size and nature of the local company registry plus the legislative framework (a mix of the UK 1948 and 1985 Acts and some local variations) and the limited capacity for updating it. ...
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Coverage of Tuesday’s session of the #UNGA 4th Committee:

un.org/press/en/2019/…

#Gibraltar was one #NSGT covered on Tuesday, as was #Anguilla and French Polynesia
The @GovAnguillaUK representative argued that the relationship between the UK and #Anguilla is “... not a modern relationship, nor is it one that offers respect to our citizens.”
The @GovAnguillaUK representative also made this interesting point at the #UNGA 4th Committee on Tuesday: “The United Kingdom’s bundling of Territories together for administrative reasons means that only the agendas of the most dominant members of such a forum receive attention.”
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I’ve been following recent constitutional developments in the UK with popcorn but also from behind the sofa.
8000 miles away in the #FalklandIslands, we do have a written constitution, given to us by the UK ...
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The #Falklands are on the third version of their Constitution since the events of 1982 and the current version came into force 10 years ago after a long process of consultation and negotiation. Last year, another constitutional review started ...
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In the meantime, there will be a referendum in the #Falklands next year (the third in 19 years on the same issue) on a proposal to amend the one bit of the #FalklandIslands Constitution that can be changed locally under current rules ...
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