Governors of The Turks and Caicos Islands - History

History

The islands were a dependency of Jamaica until that colony received independence in 1962. Afterwards the governor of the Bahamas oversaw affairs from 1965 to 1973. With Bahamian independence, the islands received a separate governor in 1973.

A list of office holders since 1973:

  • Alexander Graham Mitchell (1973–1975)
  • Arthur Christopher Watson (1975–1978)
  • John Clifford Strong (1978–1982)
  • Christopher J. Turner (1982–1987)
  • Michael J. Bradley (1987–1993)
  • Martin Bourke (1993–1996)
  • John Kelly (1996–2000)
  • Mervyn Jones (2000–2002)
  • Jim Poston (2002–2005)
  • Richard Tauwhare (2005–2008)
  • Gordon Wetherell (5 August 2008 – 22 August 2011)
  • Ric Todd (12 September 2011 – present)

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