New US Ambassador to T&T

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 00:00

John Estrada is the new US ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago.

After three years the u-s senate, today approved the nomination.

John Estrada is a Trinidadian national with 34 years of service in the u-s marine corps.

He immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1988. His appointment comes after a three-year nomination.

Today the U-S Senate approved six of President Barack Obama's nominees for ambassadorships and senior positions at the state department.

The approvals came after democrats complained republicans were holding up the nominations to undermine Obama's agenda in his final year in office.

The US embassy in Port of Spain today confirmed the appointment.