Attorney at law and well known politician Arthur Williams has been appointed as Jamaica’s new High Commissioner to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith made the announcement two weeks ago. His position took effect April 1, 2019. He succeeds David Prendergast who demitted office in January. Mr Williams concluded his assignment as Jamaica’s representative to the Inter American Development Bank.
Mr Williams has had over 35 years of professional experience and a political career with spans over a decade. In 2011, he was appointed to Cabinet as Minister Without Portfolio with responsibility for the Public Service and Information in the Office of the Prime Minister and was also State Minister in the Ministry of National Security in 2007 and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in 2009.
Prior to his tenure at the OPM, he served in the capacity of Government and Opposition Senator from 2007-2011 and 2002-2007 respectively and led the Opposition Business in the Upper House. Mr Williams has a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave hill and is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School.
Contributed by His Excellency Professor Colin O Jarrett