JMC Council and meeting Duke of York

Chief Islander in London Day 3

Report from Chris Carnegy
of events on Wednesday 5th December 2018

Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council meeting underway
with Chief Islander Ian Lavarello alongside Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy.

Reception in the Locarno Suite, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
on occasion of the Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council

At the reception staged by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to mark the end of the 2018 Joint Ministerial Council, Tristan da Cunha was given centre stage.

In his speech, HRH the Duke of York reflected on the the Queen’s meeting the previous night with Chief Islander Ian Lavarello. He invited Ian to tell the assembled dignitaries how a return home in February meant four months’ travel to be at the JMC!

The Duke then talked with Ian, and UK Representative Chris Carnegy, about the dynamics of Tristan’s key trade, the export of gourmet lobster.

HRH The Duke of York meets Chief Islander Ian Lavarello and Chris Carnegy
Photo: Katie McMillan

Ian Lavarello with Pitcairn councillor Leslie Jacques.
Photo: Katie McMillan