Training of Tristan Islanders on the Isle of Man 2013
2013 St Helena Training for Paula Swain from Tristan's Treasury Department
Report from Lorraine Repetto
Paula was sent to St. Helena on training from April to August 2013. She was seconded to the internal audit department. During this time Paula completed the following:
1. Internal Audit Induction Program (used for all staff) - including definition of internal auditing, code of ethics and international
standards, the internal audit office and its place in SHG, about SHG, concepts of corporate governance, risk management and internal controls (COSO framework), using Microsoft outlook, interviewing skills, gathering evidence, and completing working papers.
2. Planning stage of an Audit Training
3. Annual Governance Statement Briefing.
4. Institute of Business ethics - understanding Business Ethics (on-line training)
5. Civil Service Learning - including Financial skills (modules 1 to 11), information Management, Problem solving, performance management, counter fraud and corruption and health and safety awareness.
Paula received a glowing report from St. Helena. We are in the process of discussing how we can implement what she has learnt and hope to have the new measures in place at the beginning of the new year.
|Martin and Iris to attend 2013 Tristan Annual Gathering |
We are delighted to announce that Martin and Iris Green will be flying from the Isle of Man on Tuesday 2nd April to stay with Sam and Bridget Kent in Gloucestershire and then attend the Southampton Tristan Annual Gathering on Saturday 6th April. It is so good to have resident Tristan Islanders to join Tristan Islanders now living in the UK and other Tristan Association members at the 2013 event, which looks like being the best attended yet. Martin and Iris will also join us for the dinner dance and stay in the Holiday Inn until Sunday. Association Chairman and President Michael Swales will drive Martin and Iris to Birmingham Airport on Sunday for the flight back to the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man has suffered unseasonal snow storms in March and it is hoped temperatures pick up for the Annual Gathering.
Martin involved in sheep rescue mission
Martin is working with the farmers on this rescue mission facing conditions unknown on Tristan da Cunha’s Settlement Plain where frost and snow are unknown. Whilst higher mountain slopes get regular winter snow, sheep are always able to access sheltered gulleys and gulches with ample grass grazing on the mountain base.
|Iris and Martin attend Cannes Film Festival |
Iris and Martin flew to France to attend the Cannes Film Festival on 26th May 2013.
See the Tristan News Abroad Page for details of their amazing visit.
|Article in the August 2013 Newsletter |
Iris and Martin departed the Isle of Man on 12th June. They wrote a report on their visit which appears with new photos all published as a feature in the August 2013 Newsletter. To get your copy join the Tristan Association.