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Government names Belize’s new men and women abroad

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021. 6:27 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Subject to their being confirmed by their service sites’ heads of state as the Governor General does here, the Government of Belize has designated its list of senior diplomats serving around the world.

Ex-Chief Meteorologist and former Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center, Carlos Fuller, is headed to the seat of the United Nations in New York City.

Further south in Washington, ex-Belize Electricity Limited CEO Lynn Young will be Belize’s eyes and ears for the United States and Organization of American States.

Retiring Belize City Councilor Oscar Arnold has been dispatched to Mexico City, while Therese Rath goes to London as High Commissioner Designate to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Long-time Ambassador of Belize in Guatemala, Alexis Rosado, has been switched to the Old World from the New as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union and the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP), headquartered in Brussels. He will be replaced in Guatemala City by former Agriculture CEO Jose Alpuche.

Ambassador Cherie Nisbet, former Ambassador to the Republic of China (Taiwan), is headed to El Salvador.

Former CEO of Foreign Affairs Lou-Anne Burns Martinez is Ambassador Designate to the Republic of Cuba, based in Havana.

Another retiring Belize City Councilor, Dr. Candice Pitts, has been confirmed as Ambassador Designate to the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Ambassador Amalia Mai, the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, has also been named as the Non-Resident Ambassador Designate to the Central American Integration System (SICA), while Lawrence Sylvestre will continue to serve as Belize’s Non-Resident Ambassador to CARICOM.

The Government says, “This list represents a cross-section of the community and a mix of new and experienced professionals. Notably, 40 percent of the designates are women.”


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