His Excellency, Governor Dr Philip Rushbrook, arrived to Ascension Island yesterday morning, Monday, 8 July 2019, on his first visit there since his appointment as Governor of St Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha in May 2019.

Following his arrival, Governor Rushbrook met with officials before having a breakfast with the Administrator of Ascension Island, Steve Chandler, at the Residency on Green Mountain.

Throughout the day, the Governor was taken on an Ascension Island Government (AIG) infrastructure tour.

This was to allow the Governor to view various departments within AIG and to get a feel of the breadth of work undertaken by the Operations Directorate, including some of the specific projects currently underway on Ascension.

The Governor will remain on Ascension until Sunday, 14 July 2019, when he will return to St Helena. There is plenty planned for the Governor whilst on Ascension, including a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, 10 July, where he will make an address before taking questions from the floor.

AIG are encouraging all members of the Ascension Island public to attend the meeting as the Governor is very keen to hear the public’s views and to gain a better understanding of the issues currently being faced by Ascension.

More updates on this visit will be given as the week draws on.

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SHG
9 July 2019

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