UK Overseas Territory

UK Overseas Territory

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of the territories that are governed by the UK but lie outside the British Isles; many were formerly British crown colonies: includes Bermuda, Falkland Islands, and Montserrat
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The seizure was seen by London as a tit-for-tat move for British authorities detaining an Iranian tanker off the UK overseas territory of Gibraltar in early July.
The incident came two weeks after British marine forces boarded a supertanker laden with Iranian oil near the UK overseas territory of Gibraltar.
Under the new Spanish government of Sanchez, it is not yet clear if Madrid will seek to veto a final Brexit deal over Gibraltar, but the previous administration did invite the British government to negotiations on the UK overseas territory on the southern Spanish coast, including proposals for joint sovereignty.
Rats arrived on South Georgia, a UK overseas territory, as stowaways on seal hunting and whaling vessels, and have had a devastating impact on the island's ground nesting seabirds, preying on eggs and chicks.
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a UK overseas territory. Its economy is dependent on tourism and the offshore financial sector.
Tristan da Cunha, a UK Overseas Territory, is the world's remotest inhabited island with 265 residents.
Recently 99.8 per cent of the island's inhabitants voted in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory in a (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/444350/20130310/falklands-referendum-argentina-kirchner-uk-malvinas.htm) referendum , which the Argentines have declared "illegal".
In the past he has said the Falkland Islands, a UK overseas territory, belong to Argentina.
With only three votes against, the people of the Falkland Islands, known by Argentina as Las Maldivas, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of remaining a UK overseas territory in a referendum called to decide whether they wanted to retain their political status.
The Falklands Government will confirm to the UK Government that the islands wish to remain a UK Overseas Territory, retaining their current status and preserving the right to self-determination and the option to review their status at any time, including by seeking full independence.