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2772New UK reps and other Tristan news

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  • Bob Conrich
    May 20, 2014
      New Tristan da Cunha UK Representative and UK Assistant Appointed

      Announcement from Tristan Administrator Alex Mitham May 2014

      Following the decision of the present UK Representative Chris Bates to retire from the post at the
      end of 2014, the Government of Tristan da Cunha (TdC) recently advertised for a new UK
      Representative and UK Assistant.

      As Administrator I am very pleased to announce that Chris Carnegy will be our new UK Representative,
      while Jim Kerr will become our first UK Representative Assistant. Both Chris and Jim will start in
      January 2015.

      Chris has a background in the media and a keen interest in Tristan da Cunha, including conducting
      live radio reports from the island in 2011.

      Jim Kerr is also well known to the island, first arriving in the 1980s and working off and on at St
      Marys School until the present day.

      Both Chris and Jim have a passion for the Overseas Territories, and especially in supporting and
      promoting Tristan da Cunha’s interests around the world. The community is looking forward to working
      with them in the future.

      The Governor, His Excellency Mark Capes stated:

      “I am delighted that Chris Carnegy and Jim Kerr have been selected, and I warmly congratulate both
      on their appointments, and look forward to meeting them in due course.

      Their valuable skills and knowledge of the Island make both Chris and Jim well placed to represent
      Tristan da Cunha’s interests in the UK and further afield. These are unique roles for a unique
      island and I wish them every success in the coming years.

      I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chris Bates, who I had the pleasure of meeting
      on the RMS St Helena in November 2013. Chris has been an incredible Ambassador for Tristan over the
      past 6 years and I know how much the island has benefited from his support. I wish him all the best
      for the future”.


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      MV Edinburgh Resumes Tristan Schedule
      Update from Cynthia Green

      MV Edinburgh has completed routine maintenance in Cape Town during March and April and resumed the
      vessel's Tristan schedule after MV Baltic Trader stood in for the fishing vessel on the previous
      trip. The ship left Cape Town on Saturday 10th May and arrived at Tristan late afternoon on Friday
      16th May. Passengers came ashore during the evening but cargo unloading didn't commence until 2pm on
      Monday 19th May and continues on Tuesday 20th.

      Incoming passengers were: Islanders Duncan and Jackie Lavarello, Elaine Mawer (visiting relatives),
      Dr. Dave Woodnutt (Orthopedic Surgeon), Kobus Potgieter,New Anglican Padre Rev. Denzall Snell & his
      wife Sinyati Mollel, and visitor Jean-Christophe Servant.

      MV Edinburgh is scheduled to return to Cape Town by the end of May and then complete a further
      passenger and cargo trip in June / July before the first extended fishing trip of the new 2014/15
      season starting with an outward passage in August and return in October.


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      Public works projects:
      http://www.tristandc.com/newsdevelopment2014.php


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      Diving equipment demonstration at St. Mary's School:
      http://www.tristandc.com/newsschool2014.php


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      More exciting Ratting Day photos!
      http://www.tristandc.com/newsratting.php


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      Annual Easter Egg Hunt:
      http://www.tristandc.com/newscommunity14.php


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      All of the above are from the official website.

      Bob


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      Robert S. Conrich, ACIArb
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