Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Ministry: $27 million upgrade of Geneva residence approved in May 2015

The Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs is seeking to clear the air on a substantial refurbishment recently effected to the Official Residence of the Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations (PRUN) in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The ministry says that on September 8 2011, Cabinet approved the refurbishment of the official residence of the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, at an estimated cost of $13.7 million.

Antoine confirmed as UN Head of Mission

The Minister of Foreign Affairs has officially appointed Makeda Antoine as the new Head of Mission to the United Nation.

It follows some controversy over whether she is qualified for the job.

But the Ministry issued the following statement on Tuesday, confirming the appointment.

Foreign Affairs Minister speaks to Jamaican counterpart about immigration issues

Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses has been holding talks with his Jamaican counterpart regarding immigration issues.

News media in Jamaica have been reporting that Minister Moses spoke with Jamaican Minister Kamina Johnson Smith both yesterday and on Monday. 

The talks came amid calls for a boycott of Trinidad and Tobago goods after Jamaican nationals were denied entry to this country. 

The Jamaicans also complained that they were treated poorly.

The Jamaican minister says steps are being taken to find a solution at the political level.