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Government News Archive 2009-11
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Chief Islander Ian Lavarello 2010 - 2013
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Chief Islander Conrad Glass 2007 - 2010
Reports during the 2007 - 2010 tenure of Conrad Glass as Chief Islander

The Flag of Tristan da Cunha
Pictured left is the Tristan flag which was assigned in a proclamation made on 20th October 2002 by Governor Hollamby under a Royal Warrant granted by Her Majesty the Queen.
The flag shows a Tristan longboat above a Naval Crown, with a central shield decorated with four yellow-nosed Albatrosses and flanked by two Tristan da Cunha Spiny Lobster.
The flag is a courtesy ensign to be used 'on land and sea'.

Tristan's Government Structure : UK relationship
Tristan da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory : one of the remaining former colonies which have not yet asked for independence, and wish specifically to retain their link with the United Kingdom. For Tristan, the link dates back to 1816, when the island was garrisoned by Britain.
Britain, through the Territory's Governor (appointed by and representing HM The Queen), retains responsibility for external relations, internal security, defence and the Tristan public service.

Tristan's Government Structure : South Atlantic Government Structure
The Governor (who is also Governor of St Helena)exercises executive authority for Tristan da Cunha. The Governor, who resides in St Helena, appoints an Administrator to represent him on Tristan.
The resident Administrator is the Head of Government and act in accordance with advice from the Island Council, composed of eight elected and three appointed members.
The Attorney General, (who is also the Attorney General of St Helena), is responsible for legal matters relating to the Tristan Government. Tristan da Cunha has its own legislation, but the law of St Helena applies to the extent that it is not inconsistent with local law, in so far as it is suitable for local circumstances and subject to such modifications as local circumstances make necessary.
There is one full time police officer and three special constables. In the past, the Administrator has acted as Magistrate, but the appointment is to be transferred to a non-member of the executive or legislative branches of government.
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