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Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands

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Governor of The Turks and Caicos Islands
Flag of the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg
Flag of the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
Incumbent
Nigel Dakin

since 15 July 2019
Viceroy
StyleHis Excellency
AppointerElizabeth II
as Queen of the United Kingdom
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation1973
First holderAlexander Graham Mitchell

The Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands is the representative of the British monarch in the United Kingdom's British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos Islands. The Governor is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the British government. The role of the Governor is to act as the head of state, and he or she is responsible for appointing the Premier and 5 members of the House of Assembly. The official residence of the Governor is Government House of Turks and Caicos Islands, Waterloo, Grand Turk.

In August 2009, the United Kingdom suspended the islands' self-government after allegations of ministerial corruption. The prerogative of the ministerial government and the House of Assembly were vested in the Governor until self-government was restored in 2012.

The Governor has his own flag in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Union Flag with the territory's coat of arms superimposed.[1]

History

The islands were a dependency of Jamaica until that colony received independence in 1962. Afterwards the governor of the Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973.

Governors of The Turks and Caicos Islands

Term Incumbent Notes
1973–1975
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Alexander Graham Mitchell
1975–1978
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Arthur Christopher Watson
1978–1982
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John Clifford Strong
1982–1987
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Christopher J. Turner
1987–1993
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Michael J. Bradley
1993–1996
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Martin Bourke
1996–2000
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John Kelly
2000–2002
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Mervyn Jones
2002
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Cynthia Astwood
acting
2002–2005
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Jim Poston
2005
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Mahala Wynns
acting
2005–2008
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Richard Tauwhare
2008 – 5 August 2008
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Mahala Wynns
acting
5 August 2008 – 22 August 2011
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Gordon Wetherell
22 August – 12 September 2011
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Martin Stanley
acting
12 September 2011 – 15 September 2013
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Ric Todd
15 September – 9 October 2013
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Anya Williams
acting
9 October 2013 – 10 October 2016
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Peter Beckingham
10–17 October 2016
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Anya Williams
acting
17 October 2016 – July 2019
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John Freeman
[2]
15 July 2019 – present
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Nigel Dakin
[3]

References

  1. ^ Grieve, Martin (26 June 2004). "Turks and Caicos: Governor's Flag". Flags of the World. Retrieved 5 August 2008. Governor's flag since 1999. Album depicts this and shows the shield's points touching the garaland and blue ribbon.
  2. ^ "Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands". GOV.UK. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Change of Governor of Turks and Caicos Islands - July 2019". GOV.UK. Retrieved 7 June 2019.

External links


This page was last edited on 8 April 2021, at 02:05
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