Dumas concerned about Antoine's qualifications for UN Ambassador post

Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:00

Former diplomat Reginald Dumas is expressing concerns about the appointment of Makeda Antonine as Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the permanent mission of the United Nations.

Antoine received her instruments of appointment on Monday amid concerns that she is not suitably qualified for the diplomatic post.

Prior to her official appointment Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar described the move as one of blatant nepotism.

Dumas, who was appointed an ambassador in his 30's, says he's not concerned about Antoine's age but her qualifications for the post.