Ambassador Ian Patches Liburd appointed UN representative

Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris, right, with Ambassador His Excellency Ian Patches Liburd, St. Kitts and Nevis' Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Ambassador His Excellency Ian Patches Liburd will serve as the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris addressed the nation at his January 14 press conference held at the National Emergency Management Agency Conference Room.

In making the announcement, Prime Minister Harris said that Ambassador Liburd has an outstanding record of service in both the private and public sectors.

“The United Nations is the premier global organization with over 193 member states and a large number of entities accredited to it. Ambassador Liburd has served the country well as its Minister of Public Infrastructure, et al. He is well versed in a range of public and private sector matters and will be an asset to our country,” Dr. Harris said.

The Honourable Eugene Hamilton, Minister responsible for Human Settlement, National Health Insurance et al., offered words of congratulations to His Excellency Ian Patches Liburd on his appointment, noting, “I know that he will do a fantastic job in that position and the country would be proud of his representation.”

A number of Foreign Service Officers are being transferred to postings at the Federation’s embassies and missions abroad. Among them are Sheldon Henry, who will join Ambassador Liburd at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations as the Second Secretary; Ms. Shanelle Simmonds, who has been approved for assignment to the Permanent Mission to the Organisation of American States in Washington D.C. as First Secretary; while Ms. Denaula Laplace will be posted to the country’s High Commission in Ottawa as Second Secretary.

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