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Fay Pickersgill is Jamaica’s new ambassador to China

Published:Wednesday | November 25, 2015 | 11:18 AM
In this April 30 file photo L.Xin (right) Embassy of the People Republic of Chinaconomic and Commercial Counsellors Office chats with Fay Pickersgill, (centre) and Professor Rosalea Hamilton.

Former director of tourism, Fay Pickersgill, is Jamaica’s new ambassador to China.

Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Senator A.J. Nicholson made the announcement yesterday.

The new ambassador will assume duties in Beijing in the coming weeks. 

She replaces Ralph Thomas, who was reassigned earlier this year as Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States.

Nicholson says Pickersgill is uniquely qualified to serve as Jamaica’s top diplomat in Beijing.

He adds that he’s confident that her results-oriented and effective leadership will benefit the strategic Jamaica-China relationship.

Pickersgill has held various positions in government and the private sector.

She has been Jamaica’s longest serving director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board, serving from 1994 to 2003.