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Tony Bates leaves after tour of duty as head of Governor’s office

Mr Tony Bates, UK Policy Adviser

Mr Tony Bates, UK Policy Adviser to His Excellency the Governor and Head of the Governor’s office, issued a release early in May, announcing that he and his wife Colette will be leaving Montserrat at the end of May.

Bates says that their departure will be, “slightly earlier than originally planned (late July).”

He states that this is due to “personal reasons which are not connected to his position in Montserrat.”

In the release Tony, who it was reportedly said was tipped to take up the head position at the DMCA, said: “I am sorry that Colette’s and my departure from Montserrat has come slightly sooner than we had wished.  Living and working in Montserrat has been a fantastic experience and we have met, worked with and socialised with some wonderful people.  We will miss them all and wish to thank them for their help, support and good company.  We have seen and done some amazing things.  Montserrat will forever be in our hearts and we look forward to returning on holiday in the future.”

The head of the Governor’s office also revealed that his successor is due to arrive soon and the name  of this person and his date of arrival will soon be announced.

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Mr Tony Bates, UK Policy Adviser

Mr Tony Bates, UK Policy Adviser to His Excellency the Governor and Head of the Governor’s office, issued a release early in May, announcing that he and his wife Colette will be leaving Montserrat at the end of May.

Bates says that their departure will be, “slightly earlier than originally planned (late July).”

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He states that this is due to “personal reasons which are not connected to his position in Montserrat.”

In the release Tony, who it was reportedly said was tipped to take up the head position at the DMCA, said: “I am sorry that Colette’s and my departure from Montserrat has come slightly sooner than we had wished.  Living and working in Montserrat has been a fantastic experience and we have met, worked with and socialised with some wonderful people.  We will miss them all and wish to thank them for their help, support and good company.  We have seen and done some amazing things.  Montserrat will forever be in our hearts and we look forward to returning on holiday in the future.”

The head of the Governor’s office also revealed that his successor is due to arrive soon and the name  of this person and his date of arrival will soon be announced.