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
StyleHis Excellency
ResidenceSt Clair Avenue in Port of Spain
Inaugural holderSir Norman Costar
First High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago
Formation1964
Websitewww.gov.uk/government/world/trinidad-and-tobago

The High Commissioner of 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 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), in practice they have the same function.

Trinidad and Tobago were British colonies from 1802 to 1964, when the combined country gained independence from Britain and joined the Commonwealth.

From 1974 until 1980 the British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago also served as non-resident High Commissioner to 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 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colin Mackie. "Trinidad and Tobago" (PDF). A Directory of British Diplomats. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  2. ^ Charles Moore, Chargé d’Affaires, British High Commission, Port of Spain, gov.uk
  3. ^ Tim Stew MBE, gov.uk

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