Peter Beckingham

Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

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10th August 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

12 STOREY NAVAL VESSEL BOOSTS TCI’S SECURITY – AND SPORTING PROWESS

A visit by a large and imposing naval vessel to most ports is a memorable sight, and the arrival of the Royal Feet Auxiliary’s “Lyme Bay” ship was no exception, dominating  Grand Turk’s skyline this month. Over 12 storeys, so nearly as high as the massive cruise ships arriving here, Lyme Bay carried over 150 […]

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2nd July 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

Celebrating Waterloo in the Caribbean

While the ceremonies to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo took place in Europe, tucked away in a corner of the Caribbean a more modest event  with some 100 participants, including the Premier of TCI and former Chief Ministers,  was held to mark another “Waterloo”. In 1815 a wealthy Bermudan salt merchant, […]

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10th June 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

A rare visit to one of the Caribbean's last uninhabited paradises

There can be few more idyllic and peaceful settings for breakfast than Daniel’s cafe in Middle Caicos. Fuelled with the owner’s delicious conch grits, and his warm welcome, our small expedition set off with another local, boatman Dolphus Arthur, to our destination – the Caribbean’s largest uninhabited island, East Caicos. The sheer remoteness of East […]

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29th April 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

RAISING THE FAMILY ISLANDS' PROFILE

There can be few more enjoyable occupations on a Saturday morning than strolling along Grand Turk’s Front Street, past some of the exquisite old buildings like the wonderfully named “Ebenezer” 7th Day Adventist Church and the 19th century home which now houses the national museum. These great reminders of Grand Turk’s history are all set […]

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22nd April 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

Global Law Summit: Respect for the Rule of Law 800 years after Magna Carta

I am delighted to have the following guest blog from our distinguished Attorney General, Ms Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles OBE, (pictured right with the Lord Chancellor and fellow AGs from Montserrat and the Cayman Islands), the first citizen of TCI and the first woman to hold the position – Peter Beckingham, Governor, TCI. Global Law Summit: Respect for […]

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6th March 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

CELEBRATING FEMALE FIRE-POWER IN THE TURKS AND CAICOS

On Sunday 8 March countries around the world mark International Womens’ Day. I’m pleased that Turks and Caicos will be joining in those celebrations. We have a great deal to be proud of. In politics our country’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Youth and Sport is Akierra Missick. Her position as Minister of Youth […]

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12th February 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

STRIKING A “FINE BALANCE” BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT

As well as a magnet for North  American tourists seeking warmth from the winter, Turks and Caicos was an attraction for experts from all the other Caribbean Overseas Territories last week, together with representatives from as far away as Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.  The occasion was a meeting of environment specialists to consider how […]

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15th January 2015 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

MY TWO WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR – PEACE AND PROSPERITY, FOR ALL

Predictions and resolutions for a new year can often prove wildly wrong or optimistic. Sadly, one possibility I mentioned to a meeting of Permanent Secretaries (PSs) just  before Christmas – a terrorist outrage in Europe or the US – has already proved chillingly accurate, with the carnage on the streets of Paris in early January. […]

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17th December 2014 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

TCI PLAYING ITS PART IN INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

In early December the Premier the Hon Dr Rufus Ewing and I represented the Turks and Caicos Islands at the UK Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council. This has now become firmly established as one of the key building blocks of relations among the Territories and with the UK Government. This year’s three  day-meeting was no […]

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19th November 2014 Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Peter Beckingham

by Peter Beckingham

Governor in Turks and Caicos Islands

THREE BISHOPS AND A PASTORAL FRATERNITY

Over the last few weeks I have been reminded of the significance of the churches in Turks and Caicos to so many people here. I had the good fortune to meet no less than three bishops – from the Church of God of Prophesy, Anglican and Catholic – who were visiting Grand Turk or Providenciales, […]

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About Peter Beckingham

Before becoming Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands in
October 2013, Peter was British Deputy High Commissioner to India, based
in Mumbai, the commercial capital, where he had a responsibility for
developing UK-India trade and investment. His earlier appointments have
included Consul-General and Director-General of Trade and Investment in
Sydney, and British Ambassador to the Philippines, where he initiated
the UK Government’s involvement in a peace process with the Philippine
Government and Muslim rebel groups.
Peter is married to Jill, a teacher of special needs, and they have
two grown up children. His outside interests include cricket, golf and
running.

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