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Martin Bourke (born 12 March 1947) is a former British diplomat who was Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands from June 1993 to September 1996. [1] Bourke was succeeded by John Kelly in October 1996.

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The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory consisting of the larger Caicos Islands and smaller Turks Islands, two groups of tropical islands in the Lucayan Archipelago of the Atlantic Ocean and northern West Indies. They are known primarily for tourism and as an offshore financial centre. The resident population is 31,458 as of 2012 of whom 23,769 live on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. It is the third largest of the British overseas territories by population.

John Philip Kelly, CMG, LVO, MBE is an Irish-born British diplomat who was Governor of the British overseas territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands from October 1996 to January 2000.

He was educated at Stockport Grammar School, University College London (BA, 1969) and King's College London (MA, 1970).

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Bourke's governorship of the Turks and Caicos Islands was controversial after he made comments regarding drug trafficking on the islands and corruption in the police force. [2]

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References

  1. "TURKS & CAICOS: CONTROVERSIAL GOVERNOR REPLACED". Caribbean Update. November 1, 1996. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012.
  2. Davidson, Phil: Our man in hot water, The Independent, 15 April 1996.
Government offices
Preceded by
Michael J. Bradley
Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands
1993–1996
Succeeded by
John Kelly