Death announcement for Tristan da Cunha Administrator Sean Burns, who passed away 16th March 2023.

Tristan Administrator: Passing Away of Sean Burns

It is with the deepest sadness and regret to inform you Sean Burns, Administrator to Tristan da Cunha passed away last night (Thursday 16th March 2023) aboard RV Meteor, on his way to Cape Town.

Our deepest sympathies go to his wife Marina, and children, Damian and Kelly, and the rest of the family.

As an Administrator on Tristan, Ascension and Head of Governor's Office on St Helena over the past 12 years, his loss will be deeply felt across all the three territories.

Sean Burns, Late Administrator of Tristan da Cunha

Logo of the Governor's Office, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Government building flags to be flown at half mast

In view of his service provided to the communities of the three territories of Tristan da Cunha, Ascension and St Helena, Acting Governor Greg Gibson has announced that flags will be flown at half-mast at Government Buildings across the three island’s between now and Monday 20th March.

17th March 2023