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.

Chief Islander holds talks with OT Minister

Report from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

Screen shot of James Glass speaking from Tristan da Cunha
during a final-day JMC meeting with Overseas Territories Minister Amanda Milling
directly below James' image on the TV screen.

On Friday 19th November, Chief Islander James Glass held talks with OTs minister Amanda Milling as JMC week came to its conclusion. In the discussions, James outlined the ways Tristan has coped with the pandemic and made a strong case for the island to have alternative sources of shipping links in light of lessons learned over the last 18 months.

Screen shots showing Amanda Milling, left and James Glass,
during the JMC meeting on 19th November 2021 

To round-off our coverage of the JMC week, here is a photo taken during the reception held on 17th November
showing Tristan Government Environmental and Conservation Policy Officer Stephanie Martin, second left,
meeting Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP together with fellow UKOT COP26 delegates
Quincia Gumbs-Marie of Anguilla Gibraltar Environment Minister Professor John Cortés

Jade Repetto meets future King

Report from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy

At the conclusion of the Joint Ministerial Council of the UK Overseas Territories on Wednesday 17th November 2021, HRH the Duke of Cambridge visited the event, and met young people from the Overseas Territories who are studying and working in the UK.

Tristanian Jade Repetto, who is studying for a degree at Bournemouth University, was one of the special guests.

She discussed Tristan's precious environment with Prince William, who was accompanied by Overseas Territories minister Amanda Milling.

Prince William listening to Jade Repetto with
Overseas Territories Minister Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP looking on.
(Photo: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal)

Jade as featured on Duke and Duchess of Cambridge @KensingtonRoyal.

Jade with Chris Carnegy

Jade, far left, with other young people from UK Overseas Territories

Jade, fifth from the left, with other young people from UK Overseas Territories

Tristan's key position in Joint Ministerial Council

Report and photos from Tristan Government UK Representative Chris Carnegy
of the JMC which took place from 15th - 17th November 2021

Delegates gathered with Overseas Territories Minister Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP (centre)
with Chris Carnegy third from the left.

Ahead of the UKOTA Political Council Meeting at One Whitehall Place. I represented Chief Islander James Glass at this meeting among OTs, as the leaders prepared for the JMC.

Chris seated front right at the meeting chaired by the Premier of Bermuda, David Burt

  Chris with
Councillor Alan Nicholls
from Ascension Island.
 

Tristan Government Environmental and Conservation Policy Officer Stephanie Martin,
FCDO Desk Officer for Tristan, Mark McGuinness and Chris Carnegy.

Chris and Stephanie with Overseas Territories Minister Rt Hon Amanda Milling MP

Chief Islander James Glass, addressing the JMC by video-link from Tristan da Cunha delivers an intervention
on the environment, stressing Tristan's huge commitment to ocean protection
as well as its position on the front line of climate change.

Stephanie presenting another penguin to Lord Zac Goldsmith!
(At the COP26 conference in Glasgow Stephanie gave Zac another the minature knitted northern rockhopper penguin
made by islander Dezi Repetto.)

Chris in conversation with
FCDO and DEFRA minister Lord Zac Goldmith
Tristan's prominent place at the conference table
in the FCDO's Locarno Suite
Ascension Island Councillor Alan Nicholls, St Helena UK Representative Kedell Worboys and Chris Carnegy. With Owen Wetherill of the National Police Coordination Centre, who trained with the Hertfordshire force alongside former Chief Islander Inspector Conrad Glass.

Tristan da Cunha wreath laid at the cenotaph for the first time

Historical occasion as Chris Carnegy represents Tristan in London at the Remembrance Ceremony.
14-Nov-2021
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Administrators visit Gough Island

Fiona Kilpatrick and Steve Townsend made their first visit to Gough during the MFV Edinburgh's 2021 voyage.
9-Nov-2021
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Tristan represented in COP26 UKOT meeting

Lord Zac Goldsmith receives knitted rockhopper gift
9-Nov-2021
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Tristan tribute at new Garden of Remembrance

House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle leads new initiative to mark 100 years of Remembrance as we know it.
9-Nov-2021
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Tristan's key place at COP26

Stephanie Martin plays a leading role in the UK Overseas Territories' delegation at the climate change conference.
6-Nov-2021
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Tristan flag flies on RRS Sir David Attenborough

The new BAS research ship prepares for its first southern ocean voyage
1-Nov-2021
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