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Dunkley concludes Turks and Caicos trip

Michael Dunkley, second row centre, with his fellow Overseas Territories leaders

Michael Dunkley will return to Bermuda tomorrow after the Pre-Joint Ministerial Council Meeting concluded in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The Premier met with fellow Overseas Territories leaders to discuss matters, including Brexit and the 2012 Overseas Territory White Paper.

The meetings serve as a precursor to the upcoming OT Joint Ministerial Council meetings hosted by the UK Government in October.

OT leaders discussed the threat posed by the Zika virus to Caribbean countries, and noted both the health risks and the potential impact on tourism.

Other issues included healthcare for OT citizens, the prospective upgrade to pay index-linked pensions and a review of the partnership with the UK Government.

Mr Dunkley was accompanied on his visit by the Secretary to the Cabinet Derrick Binns and Kimberley Durrant, UK representative and director of the London Office.