List of High Commissioners of the United Kingdom to Trinidad and Tobago

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Her Majesty's High Commissioner to the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Incumbent
Arthur G. Snell

since 2011
Style His Excellency
Residence St Clair Avenue in Port of Spain
Inaugural holder Sir Norman E. Costar
First High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago
Formation 1962
High Commissioners
Website UK Embassy in the RofTT

The High Commissioner from the United Kingdom to Trinidad and Tobago is the United Kingdom's foremost diplomatic representative in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations typically exchange High Commissioners, rather than Ambassadors. Though there are a few technical differences (for instance, whereas Ambassadors present their diplomatic credentials to the host country's head of state, High Commissioners are accredited to the head of government), they are in practice one and the same office. The following persons have served as British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago.

From 1974 until 1980 the title was the High Commissioner from the United Kingdom to Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada.[1]

List of heads of mission[edit]

High Commissioners to Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

  • Sir Norman E. Costar, 1962-1966
  • Sir G. Peter Hampshire, 1966-1970
  • Roland C.C. Hunt, 1970-1973
  • Christopher E. Diggines, 1973-1974

High Commissioners to Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada[edit]

  • Christopher E. Diggines, 1974-1977
  • Henry S.H.C. Stanley, 1977-1980

High Commissioners to Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

  • David N. Lane, 1980-1985
  • Sir Martin S. Berthoud, 1985-1991
  • Brian Smith, 1991-1994
  • Richard A. Neilson, 1994-1996
  • L. Gregory Faulkner, 1996-1999
  • Peter G. Harborne, 1999-2004
  • Ronald P. Nash, 2004-2007
  • Eric Jenkinson OBE CVO, 2007-2011
  • Arthur G. Snell, 2011–Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Mackie. "Trinidad and Tobago". BRITISH AMBASSADORS AND HIGH COMMISSIONERS: 1880-2010. Retrieved 2011-04-25. 

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