31 Jul 2002

New Caledonia has new high commissioner

4:52 pm on 31 July 2002

New Caledonia has a new High Commissioner.

Sixty two year old, Daniel Constantin, arrived in the French Territory yesterday to replace his predecessor, Thierry Lataste.

Constantin used to be a prefect in the Languedoc-Roussilon region of Southern France, but had previously worked in New Caledonia in the 1970s.

Thierry Lataste is to tak up the post of prefect in Savoie in southeastern France.