Con­cern over ap­point­ment of UN en­voy

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Caribbean Link -

PORT OF SPAIN – ANX­I­ETY is height­en­ing in the Min­istry of For­eign and Caricom Af­fairs over Gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to ap­point a 30-some­thing year-old with no ex­pe­ri­ence in in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions or diplo­macy to the weighty post of Am­bas­sador to the United Na­tions Of­fice in Geneva (UNOG).

That of­fice was once held by con­tro­ver­sial for­mer health min­is­ter Therese Bap­tiste-cor­nelis whose ten­ure was char­ac­terised by numer­ous mock­ing on­line memes and jokes.

Makeda An­toine, who de­scribes her­self in her of­fi­cial CV as “found­ing pres­i­dent-he­li­co­nia Foun­da­tion for Young Pro­fes­sion­als . . . a proPNM or­gan­i­sa­tion” and “Youth Of­fice (Fe­male) Fyz­abad Con­stituency (PNM)”, con­firmed to the Sun­day Ex­press that she has been for­mally ap­pointed to the post and hopes to travel to Geneva next month. (Trinidad ex­press)

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