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Falkland Islands with an acting governor until April

Tuesday, February 25th 2014 - 20:26 UTC
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Colin Duncan will be in office until Governor Colin Roberts arrives and then off to Virgin Islands Colin Duncan will be in office until Governor Colin Roberts arrives and then off to Virgin Islands

Falkland Islands former Governor Nigel Haywood CVO departed the Islands on Tuesday and his successor, Colin Roberts CVO, is not expected to take up his post before late April. In the interim, John Duncan OBE has been designated as acting Governor of the Falkland Islands and acting Commissioner of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands.

 Mr Duncan will assume the functions of the Office of Governor after he takes the oath of allegiance and the oath of office upon his arrival in the Falklands.

Mr Duncan was appointed HM Governor of the British Virgin Islands in June 2013, a post he will take up in mid-2014. He is currently attached to the Overseas Territories Directorate of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). He was previously Deputy and then acting Head of the former South Atlantic Dependant Territories and Antarctic Department from 1996-98.

Mr Duncan said he was looking forward to his temporary position in the South Atlantic: “I am honoured to be taking on the role of acting Governor and delighted to be returning to the Falkland Islands. I look forward to renewing the links and friendships with the people of the Islands who have always had a special place in my professional career.”

Categories: Politics, Falkland Islands.

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  • Briton

    he is British and that's all that matters,

    it has nothing but nothing to do with CFK,

    she can always cry for Argentina , as no one else

    Feb 25th, 2014 - 08:34 pm 0
  • AzaUK

    British is always better

    Britain Rule the waves, Argentina rule at ummm moaning? Beef production? ummm Ruining there economy? maybe biofuels that no one wants?

    Feb 25th, 2014 - 09:35 pm 0
  • lloяTзigяA

    @1 He is British that's all that matters

    @2 British is always better

    The superiority complex of the two Inglatistan's above is laughable. You two exceed your reputations.

    Feb 26th, 2014 - 03:56 am 0
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