Tristan da Cunha Government News
News from the Tristan da Cunha Government, including the Governor, the Resident Administrator, Chief Islander and Tristan-related official events in the UK and abroad.

Film showing Kieran Glass in New York

UNESCO publishes short film showcasing the World Heritage Sites Ocean Day Pledge made in June 2017
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Tristan Flag flies in London on Anniversary Day 2017

Photo from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Flickr website

Tristan da Cunha flag flying over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 2017

The Tristan da Cuha Flag flying proudly above Whitehall

Tristan Administrator Sean Burns was impressed when the Tristan da Cunha flag was raised impressively above the roof of the imposing Whitehall Foreign and Commonwealth Office to celebrate Tristan da Cunha's 201st Anniversary Day on Monday 14th August 2017.

On Tristan itself, the day was marked as usual with a Public Holiday, but this is winter on the island and there were no official functions or parties.Nevertheless the weather was actually good so many ventured to the Potato Patches to plant in 1st potatoes, fish at Hardy Bank or Runaway Beach, and have a braai or a picnic while the weather was good. Runaway beach was busy with fishermen, and some of the island children took the opportunity to go swimming. In the afternoon many enjoyed fresh fish for supper.

National Geographic Pristine Seas Film Premiere in London

Reception at the Royal Geographical Society on 27th July 2017
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Key Stakeholders meet to discuss Tristan's Blue Belt Commitment

Workshop held at the London FCO for Tristan to plan its strategy to protect its marine environment by 2020.
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Tristan represented at Overseas Territories Brexit talks

Tristan Government UK Adviser Chris Carnegy attends four days of OT's Brexit talks in London.
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Tristan Representative attends UK legal seminar

Tristan UK Representative Chris Carnegy attends June 2017 London legal seminar
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Chief Islander's Speech at the New Healthcare Centre Opening

The text of the speech made by Chief Islander Ian Lavarello at the opening of the new hospital
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Ann Biddle sworn in as Acting Administrator

Administrator Sean Burns hand over to Commercial Officer Ann Biddle
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Kieran Glass to make Ocean Pledge at New York UNESCO event

Tristan Islander travels to New York for World Ocean Day representing the Gough and Inaccessible Island World Heritage Site
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