List of governors of dependent territories in the 21st century

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This is a list of territorial governors in the 21st century (2001–present) AD, such as the administrators of colonies, protectorates, or other dependencies. Where applicable, native rulers are also listed.

Colony territory under the political control of an overseas state, generally with its own subordinate colonial government

In history, a colony is a territory under the immediate complete political control and occupied by settlers of a state, distinct from the home territory of the sovereign. For colonies in antiquity, city-states would often found their own colonies. Some colonies were historically countries, while others were territories without definite statehood from their inception.

A protectorate, in its inception adopted by modern international law, is a dependent territory that has been granted local autonomy and some independence while still retaining the suzerainty of a greater sovereign state. In exchange for this, the protectorate usually accepts specified obligations, which may vary greatly, depending on the real nature of their relationship. Therefore, a protectorate remains an autonomous part of a sovereign state. They are different from colonies as they have local rulers and people ruling over the territory and experience rare cases of immigration of settlers from the country it has suzerainty of. However, a state which remains under the protection of another state but still retains independence is known as a protected state and is different from protectorates.

A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside the controlling state's integral area.

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For the purposes of this list, a current dependency is any entity listed on these lists of dependent territories and other entities. A dependent territory is normally a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside of the controlling state's integral area. [1] This latter condition distinguishes a dependent territory from an autonomous region or administrative division, which forms an integral part of the 'parent' state. The administrators of uninhabited territories are excluded.

Independence condition of a nation, country, or state which exercises self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory

Independence is a condition of a person, nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self-government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory. The opposite of independence is the status of a dependent territory.

Sovereignty concept that a state or governing body has the right and power to govern itself without outside interference

Sovereignty is the full right and power of a governing body over itself, without any interference from outside sources or bodies. In political theory, sovereignty is a substantive term designating supreme authority over some polity.

Sovereign state Political organization with a centralized independent government

In international law, a sovereign state, sovereign country, or simply state, is a nonphysical juridical entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area. International law defines sovereign states as having a permanent population, defined territory, one government, and the capacity to enter into relations with other sovereign states. It is also normally understood that a sovereign state is neither dependent on nor subjected to any other power or state.

Australia

Australia
Note: administrates Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Commodore William Leonard Taylor was an Australian Naval Officer, Politician and Administrator. He was born in Toowoomba, Queensland and later served that City and surrounding districts as the Commonwealth Parliamentary representative.

Evan Williams (diplomat) politician

Evan John Williams is a retired Australian diplomat and public servant who served as the Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories from 1 November 2003 until 31 October 2005.

Neil Bedford Lucas PSM, JP was the Administrator of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands. He served in the office from January 2006 to October 2009, when he was replaced by Brian Lacy.

  • Dave McLane, President (1999–2001)
  • Andrew Smolders, President (2001–2003)
  • Gordon Thomson, President (2003–2011)
  • Foo Kee Heng, President (2011–present)
  • Mohammad Said Chongkin, President (1999–2001)
  • Ron Grant, President (2001–2007)
  • Mohammad Said Chongkin, President (2007–2009)
  • Shane Charlston, President (2009–2009)
  • Balmut Pirus, President (2009–2011)
  • Aindil Minkom, President (2011–2015)
  • Balmut Pirus, President (2015–2017)
  • Seri Wati Iku, President (2017–present)

Seri Wati Iku is a politician from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, currently serving as President of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Shire Council.

Lord Howe Island former local government area of New South Wales, Australia

Lord Howe Island is an irregularly crescent-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, 600 km (320 nmi) directly east of mainland Port Macquarie, 780 km (420 nmi) northeast of Sydney, and about 900 km (490 nmi) southwest of Norfolk Island. It is about 10 km (6.2 mi) long and between 0.3 and 2.0 km wide with an area of 14.55 km2, though just 3.98 km2 of that comprise the low-lying developed part of the island.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In September 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 8 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

  • Chairmen of the Board
  • Sonja Stewart, Chairman (2016–present)
  • General managers
self-government abolished
  • Robin Adams, Mayor (2016–present)
  • Chairpersons of the Regional Authority
  • Joseph Elu, Chairperson (2012–present)

China

People's Republic of China

Denmark

Denmark

Finland

Finland
  • Governors
office abolished

France

French Fifth Republic

Caribbean

  • Prefects: the prefect of Guadeloupe has been the representative of Saint Barthélemy since 2007
  • Prefects-delegated of Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin
  • Presidents of the Territorial Council
  • Prefects: the prefect of Guadeloupe has been the representative of Saint Barthélemy since 2007
  • Prefects-delegated of Saint Martin and Saint Martin
  • Presidents of the Territorial Council

North America

  • Prefects
  • President of the General Council

Oceania

  • Presidents of the Government

Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dissolved into Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and the Caribbean Netherlands, 2010

New Zealand

New Zealand
  • High commissioners of the Cook Islands
  • High commissioners

Norway

Norway

Portugal

Portugal
Portuguese colonial empire
  • Ministers and Representatives of the Republic
  • Alberto Sampaio da Nóvoa, Minister of the Republic (1997-2003)
  • Álvaro Laborinho Lúcio, Minister of the Republic (2003-2006)
  • José António Mesquita, Representative of the Republic (2006-2011)
  • Pedro Manuel dos Reis Alves Catarino, Representative of the Republic (2011–present)
  • Ministers and Representatives of the Republic
  • Antero Monteiro Diniz, Minister of the Republic (1997-2006) and Representative of the Republic (2006-2011)
  • Irineu Cabral Barreto, Representative of the Republic (2011–present)

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

British isles

  • Alderney, self-governing island of Guernsey
  • Sark, self-governing island of Guernsey

Caribbean

Mediterranean

  • Administrators

Atlantic

  • Chief islanders
  • Anne Green, Chief islander (2003–?)
  • Conrad Glass, Chief islander (2007–2010)
  • Ian Lavorello, Chief islander (2010–c.2012)

Indian Ocean

  • Administrators

Oceania

United States

United States
  • Island commanders
  • unspecified commanders (1995-c.2005) [19]
  • Vinh Trinh, Commander (c.2005-2006) [19]
  • Nathan Harris, Commander (2006-2007) [19]
  • unspecified commanders (2007-2010) [19]
  • Aaron Wilt, Commander (2010-2011) [19]
  • Tammy Dotson, Commander (2011-2012) [19]
  • unspecified., Commander (2012-2013) [19]
  • Charlie J. Taylor, Commander (2013-2014) [19]
  • Jason Hardman, Commander (2014-2015) [19]
  • Ronald Dion, Commander (2015-2016) [19]
  • Allen Jaime, Commander (2016-2017/18) [19]
  • Marc P. Bleha(2017/18–present) [19]
  • Governors (also General Counsels of the U.S. Air Force)
  • Jeh C. Johnson, Governor *"Oct 1998 - 31 Dec 2000) [19]
  • John P. Janecek, acting Governor (Feb 2001 - 8 Nov 2001) [19]
  • Mary L. Walker, Governor (8 Nov 2001 - 15 Jan 2009) [19]
  • Robert T. Maguire, acting Governor (15 Jan 2009 - Apr 2009) [19]
  • Michael W. Zehner, acting Governor (1 May 2009 - 1 Jun 2009) [19]
  • Charles A. Blanchard, Governor (1 Jun 2009 - Nov 2013) [19]
  • Joseph M. McDade, Jr., acting Governor (Nov 2013 - 16 Sep 2014) [19]
  • Gordon O. Tanner, Governor (16 Sep 2014 - 2 Jan 2017) [19]
  • Joseph M. McDade, Jr., acting Governor (2 Jan 2017 - 18 Feb 2018) [19]
  • Thomas "Tom" E. Ayres, Governor (18 Feb 2018 - present) [19]

See also

References

  1. United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514
  2. "New King Of Wallis Crowned Today". Ocean Flash . Pacific Magazine, King. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-07-27.[ permanent dead link ]
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  4. "Guernsey's Bailiff announces 2012 retirement". BBC News Guernsey. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  5. "Guernsey's new Bailiff sworn in « This Is Guernsey" . Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  6. http://www.isleofman.com/News/details/80839/new-chief-minister-of-the-isle-of-man
  7. Helen Kilpatrick sworn in as new governor Archived 2014-05-29 at the Wayback Machine , Cayman NetNews, September 6, 2013
  8. 1 2 May, Alex. "Laffan, Sir Robert Michael". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/15875.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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  10. "Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  11. 1 2 "Guam: Past Governors Bios". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  12. "Governor Eddie Baza Calvo". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  13. 1 2 3 4 "Northern Mariana Islands: Past Governors Bios". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  14. "Governor Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  15. 1 2 3 4 5 "Puerto Rico: Past Governors Bios". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  16. "Governor Ricardo Rosselló". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  17. 1 2 "Virgin Islands: Past Governors Bios". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  18. "Governor Kenneth Mapp". National Governors Association. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  19. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Cahoon, Ben. "Wake Island". World Statesmen.org. Retrieved June 16, 2019.