Seventh-day Adventist named as Trinidad's Ambassador to the UN
POSTED |19 Nov 2017
Ms Makeda Antoine a member of the Adventist Church in the Trinidad has been appointed the Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the Permanent Mission of the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
According to Trinidad Newsday, in a statement on Tuesday 14th November 2017, the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, said that the previous day, the Honorable Minister Dennis Moses presented the instrument of appointment to Ms Antoine on behalf of Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley. The Ministry's statement read: “Minister Moses congratulated Ambassador Antoine on her appointment and thanked her for her willingness to serve Trinidad and Tobago. The Minister informed that the Government looked forward to deepening bilateral and multilateral partnerships for the benefit of the citizens now and for generations to come. He further indicated that Her Excellency would be guided by the Government's policy framework which underscores that the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and its diplomatic network of overseas missions must be the frontline of protecting the interests of Trinidad and Tobago internationally.“
President of the South Caribbean Conference, Ps. Leslie Moses expressed congratulations to Ms Antoine in a communication to all members of the conference. In his letter, he stated that is a proud moment us as a church and we extend our heartfelt congratulations and commendations. President Moses also urged members to pray for Ms Antoine and her family in her new role as Ambassador. As an ambassador, Ms Antoine will during the course of her duties meet with several world leaders from varied countries.
Ms Antoine is a product of Adventist education having been a graduate of the University of the Caribbean. We wish her God's blessings and pray for guidance in her new post.