Reports of the Tristan Island Council 2013-2016

Tristan Island Council 2013-2016

Dr Anja Smit honoured by Island Council

Report and photo from Cynthia Green

At the Island Council Meeting held on 2nd June 2015, Dr Anja Smit was presented with a plaque from the Chief Islander on behalf of the Community thanking her for all the hard work and support she gave to the island during her time as Medical Officer.

The photo shows Dr Smit holding her Tristan plaque with Island Councillors, Acting Administrator Chris Standing and Commercial Officer Matthew Byrne.

Photo shows left to right:
Chief Islander Ian Lavarello, Warren Glass, Iris Green, Lorraine Repetto, Joanne Green, Gerald Repetto, Beverley Swain,
Dr Anja Smit, Chris Standing (behind), Neil Swain, Conrad Glass and behind Matthew Byrne.

Tristan Island Council sitting on and behind a new bench presented by HE Governor Mark Capes to mark the 50th Anniversary of the island's re-settlement when he visited aboard RMS St Helena in November 2013 prior to their last 2013 meeting on 19th December.

Photo from Geraldine Repetto shows left to right:
Seated on the bench: Neil Swain, Acting Chief Islander Lorraine Repetto and Beverley Swain
Standing behind: Conrad Glass, Leon Glass, Iris Green, Warren Glass, Emma Swain, Joanne Green, Gerald Repetto, Chief Executive Officer Kobus Potgieter and Administrator and President of the Island Council Alex Mitham

Photo by Chief Executive Officer Kobus Potgieter of the Island Council on the occasion of
Administrator Sean Burns' final council meeting on 19th September 2013

Left to Right - Front Row: Iris Green, Ian Lavarello, Sean Burns, Lorraine Repetto, Beverley Swain
Back Row: Conrad Glass, Leon Glass, Gerald Repetto, Warren Glass, Neil Swain, Emma Swain and Joanne Green

Meeting of the new 2013-2016 Island Council on 11th March 2013

Front seated at table: Beverley Swain, Administrator Sean Burns, Chief Islander Ian Lavarello
Back left to right: Emma Swain, Joanne Green, Lorraine Repetto, Leon Glass, Warren Glass,
Gerald Repetto, Neil Swain, Geraldine Repetto (Council Clerk)
Absent Councillors were Iris Green and Conrad Glass who were both overseas.

Photograph by Chief Executive Officer Kobus Potgieter

Island Council Election 2013

No election ballot necessary as only eight Island Councillors are nominated

Ian Lavarello remains as Chief Islander - elected for second consecutive term

Three further councillors appointed by Administrator Sean Burns on 4th March

Administrator Sean Burns announced on Tuesday 26th February that there will be no need for a ballot for the Island Council election in 2013 as only eight nominations were received for the eight vacant places. So the following Tristan Islanders have been elected to serve as Island Councillors from March 2013 – February 2016 :

  1. Leon Glass
  2. Warren Glass
  3. Joanne Green
  4. Ian Lavarello
  1. Gerald Repetto
  2. Beverley Swain
  3. Emma Swain
  4. Neil Swain

The new elected Island Council is remarkable as only the Chief Islander Ian Lavarello served on the old 2010-2013 Council.

A further three Island Councillors were appointed by the Administrator Sean Burns on 4th March, completing the 11 members of the Island Council to serve from 2013 - 2016:

  1. Iris Green
  2. Conrad Glass
  3. Lorraine Repetto

In the separate election for Chief Islander, the existing Chief Islander Ian Lavarello was returned unopposed as no other nominations were received, so Ian will serve a second term of three years from 2013 – 2016.