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SKN Diplomats talk Canadian visa waiver, the power of the Federation’s voice during Diplomatic Week


by Kevon Browne

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Diplomatic Week in the Federation came to a close on April 28, when various diplomats associated with St. Kitts and Nevis came together to foster continued multilateral partnerships in the face of a constant state of globalisation.

As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs et al., Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas said diplomats must be tactful, not timid, and all interventions must have an impact.

During the week of activities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a panel discussion on multilateralism, which featured participation from the President of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDBC), Dr. Hyginus “Gene” Leon, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador to Panama Her Excellency Sherry Tross; Ambassador for the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Ian Queeley and St. Kitts and Nevis’ High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Dr. Kevin Isaac.

During a media engagement event, Dr. Isaac advised anyone interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy.


Moroccan Ambassador Queeley shared updates on the latest developments of the Embassies of Eastern Caribbean States to Morocco since the commencement of formal operations.


The Federation’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dockery, emphasises the importance of the Federation’s voice, as a small island developing state, in various international forums at the United Nations.


High Commissioner to Canada Tross spoke on an issue that stirred much controversy in 2015 when citizens of the Federation were required to get a visa to enter Canada and the possibility of a visa waiver for nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis travelling to Canada.


Diplomatic Week 2023 ran from April 23-28 under the theme: “Driving Change: Advancing a Vision for a Sustainable Island State.”


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