Governor of Montserrat

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Governor of Montserrat
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Coat of Arms of Montserrat
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Incumbent
Andrew Pearce

since 1 February 2018
Viceroy
Residence Government House, Montserrat
Appointer Queen Elizabeth II
as Queen of the United Kingdom
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Formation 1971
First holder Willoughby Harry Thompson
Website Governor's Office Brades
Standard of the Governor of Montserrat
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The Governor of Montserrat is the representative of the British monarch in the United Kingdom's overseas territory of Montserrat. The Governor is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the British government. The main role of the Governor is to appoint the Chief Minister.

Andrew Pearce is the current Governor of Montserrat.[1]

The Governor has their own flag in Montserrat, the Union Flag defaced with the territory's coat of arms. The official residence of the Governor is Government House, located in Woodlands.

History[edit]

In 2003, a petition signed by 200 people in Montserrat, called upon the British government to sack the resident Governor, at that time, Tony Longrigg, stating that his policies were ruining the economy of the territory. Longrigg had prevented villa owners from returning to certain areas of the territory threatened by volcanic eruption, a decision he made based on scientific advice provided by the Director of the Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) and the Scientific Advisory Committee.[2]

Governors of Montserrat, 1971–present[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Change of Governor of Montserrat in January 2018". Foreign & Commonwealth Office. 4 December 2017. 
  2. ^ 'Sack Montserrat governor' plea, BBC News, 3 March 2003.

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