Antigua and Barbuda has named its representative who will be attached to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) new embassy in Morocco.
Senior Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kurt Williams, 31, is leaving the country next week to take up the posting in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, where he will serve as First Secretary in the embassy for an initial assignment of two years. The embassy is the first diplomatic presence of the OECS grouping on the African continent.
Williams was treated to warm send-off when the Prime Minister, Gaston Browne and Foreign Minister, E.P Chet Greene joined with the staff of the ministry for a special luncheon in his honour on Thursday.
Prime Minister Browne thanked Williams for accepting the offer to serve in the embassy noting that it was his government’s intention to provide opportunities for young, talented members of the ministry of foreign affairs to serve in the various overseas missions and embassies. He said he will seek out opportunities to have more Antiguans and Barbudans serve in these foreign locales.
He described Williams as a ‘trailblazer’ as he urged the staff at the ministry to take a page out of his book and to continue to further develop themselves so that they too may benefit from the opportunities that may arise in the future.
Foreign Minister Greene echoed the sentiments of the prime minister when he called on the staff of the ministry to see Williams’ achievements as motivation for them to arm themselves with the necessary skills and training so that they too may be rewarded with such appointments.
He noted that the dynamic relations between states in today’s world mean that the work of diplomats is now quintessential.
Williams thanked both the prime minister and the foreign minister for their words of encouragement and he said while his duties will be for seeking benefits for the OECS as a whole, he will always have Antigua and Barbuda’s best interests in mind at all times.
The OECS embassy will monitor and report on political, economic and other developments in Morocco and the wider African theatre.
Williams joined the foreign affairs ministry six years ago and he is a Chevening Scholarship recipient.
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Happy for the young man.Why is Gaston looking so tired and slouching?
Sperry, wha wrong wit you? Comrade Gaston looking good, man. You know dat. The young men looking even better, I mus admit. Nice to see young people included in these positions. This is the New Antigua. Relax and enjoy. The red flag flies proudly in this great land. The workers of the world are taking note.
Congrats and best wishes. I wish you much continued blessings and success
Heartuest congratulations to you Kurt. I recall a few tears ago your mom Joanne Massiah asked me to assist with having you join a service Organusation…the Leo Club of Antigua. You came you worked and today I am happy to hesr this wondeful news. To God be the glory. Stay focused continue to make your family country and friends PROUD 💕👏🇦🇬
Mr Williams I wish you all the best.
I remember quite vividly when I had to attend a police college in China, in 2015,you dealt with my application very expeditiously so that I can attend.
I attended and was the keynote speaker at my graduation .
You are the one who aided me to get this exposure.
I sure you can remember,how we did what we had to do in a limited amount of time to effect my acceptance to the college and travel.
You can make it.
You Will make it.
You are a humble young man.
Wish you God speed.
@Valerie. The second sentence of your post seems to be a subtle attempt to get some glory. It wasn’t necessary to say his mom asked you to help him. Don’t try to steal his shine. No one needed to know that.
Congrats to you and your family young man. Make sure you continue to work in the interest of every man, woman and child in Antigua and Barbuda
She also did not need to name his Mother,what’s the point of doing that.
Congrats to the young man. I wish him all the best.
Congrats to Mr. Williams as a ‘trailblazer’ on being Appointed Antigua and Barbuda’s Youngest High-ranking Diplomat!
“The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) new embassy in Morocco!”
What’s wrong with the People of African descent from the OECS ask the Sahrawi people in this the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024!
Where is Ambassador Saiid Greene, Plenipotentiary, CEO (Antigua Pier Group), with responsibility for Investment and Culture, and the General Manager of St. John’s Development!
Where is Ambassador Max Hurst,Chief Of Staff,Office Of The Prime Minister Of Antigua & Barbuda!
Where is His Excellency Ronald Sanders, Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the US and the OAS, a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto!
Why not Addis, Jo’burg, Goree, Elmina, Kumasi, Accra, Ubani, Badagry, Lagos or Cuito Cuanavale, Angola!
These OECS SIDS being Devout Christian States have never lost their mandate of heaven in the eyes of the people; rather, they have been taken down by a geopolitical weariness cultivated by Eurocentricity which resulted in their brutal massacre of Afrocentricity!
They made it general, ie African Union, and that goes to Johann Hesse whose dad(Lebrecht Hesse) was you may recall was our solicitor for years (He is a consultant now)
Ambassador Max Hurst,Chief Of Staff,Office Of The Prime Minister Of Antigua & Barbuda! was also present. Look at the photo. He is in the background seated next to Ambassador Colin Murdoch.
My comments are not related to the AU which Morocco refused to join for decades. The OECS Governments are well aware of that, The Western Sahara People and Morocco’s occupation.
Clearly you have missed the Geopolitical concerns embodied in my comments! The Ambassadors are all knowledgeable of Morocco’s annexation and colonization of Western Sahara! Ambassador Max Hurst is on record! Morocco is always seeking votes on this issue! A tidy sum of six in one shot helps!
Mr. Williams congrats. All the best in this endeavor. May you continue to make our island nation proud
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