The new governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Peter Beckingham, will be sworn into office on Wednesday, 9 October, acting governor Anya Williams announced on Wednesday.
Beckingham will arrive on the TCI the day before his swearing in, which take place at the TCI House of Assembly Building on Grand Turk.
Immediately after the ceremony, he will host his first news conference in the Islands at his official residence, Waterloo. There will be a reception there in the evening also where he will introduce himself to key figures from TCI political, commercial and civic life.
Business, trade and development have been central themes of Beckingham’s diplomatic career, and he is also very much looking forward to meeting with the Islands’ business groups and enterprises at the earliest opportunity to investigate opportunities.
A longer term, formal programme of meetings is being arranged with key positions, such as the deputy governor, the premier, chief financial officer, Cabinet, as well as the constitutional bodies: the Royal Turks and Caicos Island Police Force, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Human Rights Commission, the Integrity Commission, the Complaints Commissioner, the Public Service Commission and the Supervisor of Elections.