United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago Joseph Mondello and his family arrived in Port of Spain last evening, a statement by the US Embassy said.
Ambassador Mondello officially assumes duties after the presentation of his Letters of Credence to President Paula Mae Weekes.
On his arrival Ambassador Mondello said, “My wife and I are honored to be here in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago. I look forward to presenting my credentials to the President and meeting and working with the wonderful people of this country.”
Newly-selected US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello, who was confirmed at the end of June, expects to finally take up his duties in the Caribbean islands this month.
“Fairly soon,” he said in an interview with the Long Island Newsday.
“I don’t have a date certain yet.”
Mondello, who served 35 years as the county’s GOP leader, said he received his diplomatic passports and visas last week and was awaiting final documentation from Washington before departing Long Island.
The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that former Government Minister and Diego Martin Central MP Dr Amery Browne has been appointed as Ambassador to Brazil, Argentina and three other South American countries.
The Prime Minister's Office has also announced former La Brea MP Fitzgerald Jeffery as the High Commissioner to Jamaica.
The following is the statement from the Office of the Prime Minister: