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Diplomatic Corps Celebrates T&T's 50th Anniversary of Independence
In honour of Trinidad and Tobago's 50th Anniversary of Independence, the country's Diplomatic Corps hosted a tree-planting ceremony at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Present at this ground-breaking event was the Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communications, the Honourable Winston Dookeran.
Minister Dookeran and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps - Australian High Commissioner, Philip Kentwell, plant a bay leaf tree as the members of the Diplomatic Corps look on. Photographer: Kemba Jaramogi
The ceremony was a gesture of friendship and goodwill between the resident Diplomatic Corps and the Government and peoples of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. An official plaque will be set adjacent to the trees.
Minister Dookeran and the Diplomatic Corps toast to the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's 50th Anniversary of Independence. Photographer: Kemba Jaramogi
Regional Consular Workshop – St Kitts & Nevis
The Australian High Commission hosted a Regional Consular Workshop in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis on 3-4 May 2011. The four recently appointed Honorary Consuls who participated: Mrs Caroline Moncur (Bahamas); Mr Clarvis Joseph (Antigua and Barbuda); Mr Nigel John (Grenada) and Mr Dominic O'Sullivan (Guyana) acquired a sound knowledge and understanding of their role in delivering consular services on behalf of the Australian government including the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, the Consular Services Charter, the Consular Handbook, the Australian Privacy Act, Case Management, Consular Reporting, Arrest and Detention, Hospitalisation, Welfare and Whereabouts and broader Australian interests in the region.
During the Workshop, the Honorary Consuls were delighted to meet the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Honourable Kevin Rudd MP who was attending the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) 14th Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis.
The Hon Kevin Rudd, Australian Foreign Minister, with Australia's Honorary Consuls to the region, L-R: Clarvis Joseph, Caroline Moncur, Nigel John and Dominic O'Sullivan. Photographer - Winston Johnson