St. Kitts – Nevis’ PM Announces New Diplomatic Appointments

St. Kitts - Nevis' Prime Minister - Denzil Douglas

St. Kitts – Nevis’ Prime Minister – Denzil Douglas

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 16, 2011 (CUOPM)

St. Kitts and Nevis announced Wednesday new diplomatic appointments in London and Washington.

During his monthly Press Conference, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas announced the appointment of Mr. Kevin Monroe Isaac  as High Commissioner-designate of St. Kitts and Nevis to the Court of St. James in London, England and Mrs. Jacinth Henry-Martin as the Federation’s new Ambassador-designate to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C..

High Commissioner Isaac succeeds Dr. James Williams and Ambasador-designate Henry-Martin, Dr. Izben C. Williams.

Prime Minister Douglas told reporters that High Commissioner Isaac is a career diplomat, a graduate of University of Toulouse in France, the University of the West Indies, the University of Birmingham and University of Warwick. And holds qualifications in Languages (French and Spanish), International Relations, Diplomacy, and an LLM in International Economic Law.

Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis in 1992, High Commissioner-designate Isaac has been a substantial resource to the Foreign Ministry and he has served broadly as a Foreign Service officer.  Following a period of service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at Capital, Kevin Isaac was Deputy Permanent Representative and Charge d’Affaires ad interim at the St. Kitts and Nevis Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York (1995-1999) and Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor at the Embassy and Permanent Mission in Washington DC (1999-2005).

In 2005, Mr. Isaac was seconded to the Organization of American States (OAS) where the request had been made of him to serve as Advisor to the Assistant Secretary General.  In this capacity, his duties included responsibility for the OAS Country Offices in its member states, with the Directors of these offices reporting directly to him.

“As of February 1, 2011, High Commissioner-designate Isaac resumes his public service to St. Kitts and Nevis in this new dispensation and I believe he will continue to demonstrate a testament to his dedication, professionalism and work ethic. Kevin Isaac is the first career diplomat of the Federation to be elevated to the rank of High Commissioner/Ambassador,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

Stating that he was not yet ready to make a formal announcement, Prime Minister Douglas said Mrs. Jacinth Henry-Martin has been appointed as the Federation’s new Ambassador-designate in Washington, D.C. and also Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS).

She has had a long and distinguished career in public service in her country. She has been Director of Culture and Parliamentary Secretary for Culture at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Environment; Federal Minister of Government, an elected position with portfolio responsibilities in Information, Culture, Youth and Sport; Deputy High Commissioner in the United Kingdom; and, most recently, Director of US Operations for the St. Kitts Tourism Authority, a position she left in December 2010.