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.

Tristan represented at Falklands service in Westminster

Report and photos from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

On 15th June, I represented Tristan at a service in Westminster marking 40 years since the liberation of the Falkland Islands.

Many MPs and Lords attended the event at St Margaret's Church, including some who took part in the crucial debates of 1982 that dispatched the Task Force.

A group of those attending outside St Margaret's Church
(Those, like the Editor, who are unfamiliar with this Westminster Church may like to discover that St Margaret's is known as 'the Church on Parliament Square'. It is a 12th-century church next to Westminster Abbey and is also sometimes referred to as the parish church of the House of Commons'.)

Chris Carnegy with Roger Spink,
member of the Falkland Islands Legiislative Assembly (MLA)

Falklands MLA Roger Spink delivered a reflection on the progress the islands have made since the conflict.

Readings and prayers were given by the islands' UK Representative Richard Hyslop, Junior Ambassador Tamsin McLeod, and the Speakers of the Lords and Commons.

Tristan da Cunha has close bonds with the Falkland Islands, including the service of Tristanians in seaborne resupply of the liberated islands.

40th Anniversary of Falklands Liberation: First day cover, set of stamps

The Tristan Post Office has issued as set of stamps to commemorate the liberation, featuring the ocean-going tugs that visited Tristan on their way to support operations in the Falkland Islands - more >>

Chief Islander holds meetings in the UK

Report and photos from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

Pre-JMC meeting on 10th June 2022

Delegates at the on-line Pre-JMC meeting on 10th June 2022
Tristan Chief Islander James Glass is shown centre top row.

Elected leaders of the UK Overseas Territories met online on Friday 10th June, to set the Territories' priorities for November's Joint Ministerial Council.

James makes his intervention on connectivity

Tristan da Cunha's Chief Islander James Glass helped forge the agenda, with interventions on shipping links, healthcare and the impact of climate change. Each of his stated priorities received support from fellow leaders.

The London JMC will bring UK ministers face-to-face with elected Territory representatives, to explore issues of mutual interest between Her Majesty's government and the OTs.

Meeting with Falkland Islands councillors on 12th June 2022

Tristan's Chief Islander James Glass met with two members of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council on 12th June, to explore enhanced collaboration between the UK's South Atlantic islands.

James meeting with Leona Roberts and Gavin Short on 12th June 2022

MLAs Leona Roberts and Gavin Short were in London amid many commemorative events surrounding the 40th anniversary of their Islands' invasion and liberation in 1982.

James, a Tristanian who was born on the Falklands, was pleased at the opportunity to strengthen inter-island links.

Tristan Environmental Update in Cambridge

Report and photos from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

The British Antarctic Survey headquarters in Cambridge was the venue on 13th June for a comprehensive series of updates on environment work for Tristan da Cunha.

Simon Morley of BAS gives a presentation
with Tristan da Cunha's Environmental and Conservation Policy Officer Stephanie Martin,
Chief Islander James Glass and Administrator-Designate Jason Ivory looking on.

Gathering to brief Chief Islander James Glass and his Tristan colleagues were key figures from the Antarctic Survey, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, the Marine Management Organisation, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, and Aquarius Survey. Each body is committed to helping Tristan manage its conservation objectives.

Delegates gathered at BAS HQ on 13th June,
included Simon Morley (BAS) far left and including
Chris Carnegy (4th from left), James Glass (6th from left), Stephanie Martin (7th from left) and Jason Ivory (8th from left). Thanks to ladies who crouched / leaned to make the photo so clear!

The meeting was organised and chaired by Tristan da Cunha's Environmental and Conservation Policy Officer Stephanie Martin.

Tristan gets a prime seat at Platinum Jubilee celebrations

Organisers of HM the Queen's Platinum Jubilee extended a generous welcome to Tristan da Cunha during four days of celebrations in London.
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MPZ Event at the House of Commons

The designation of Tristan's Marine Protection Zone was celebrated at the Palace of Westminster on 11th May 2022.
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Jason Ivory appointed Administrator-Designate

Take-over expected in August 2022
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Chief Islander attends State Opening of Parliament

James Glass was in the Royal Gallery to witness the annual House of Lords ceremony.
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UK Hydrographic Office Visit

Tristan represented at Taunton UKOT briefing session.
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New Governor Appointed

Nigel Phillips to take up post in August 2022
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