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Kathryn Phipps appointed Ambassador-designate to Cuba

Published:Monday | April 16, 2018 | 12:51 PM
Attorney-at-law Kathryn Phipps

Attorney-at-law Kathryn Phipps has been appointed Ambassador-designate to Cuba.

She will succeed Ambassador A’Dale Robinson who will reassume duties at the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith said Phipps has a deep understanding of international law, particularly relating to international trade and organisations within the Caribbean region.

She said too that the attorney's appointment as Ambassador-designate to Cuba aligns with the administration’s goal of wider trade linkages and stronger technical cooperation across the region.

Phipps is expected to commence her tour of duty in Cuba in early May 2018.

Here are five fast facts about Kathryn Phipps:

1. Has been an attorney for more than 30 years.

2. Currently chairs the Medical Appeals Tribunals and is also a member of the Committee to review Jamaica’s Justice System .

3. Is regarded as a committed philanthropist.

4. Is a board a member for the South East Regional Health Authority and the GC Foster College for Sports and Physical Education.

5. In 2000, she was selected to participate in the US Department of States’ International Visitor Programme.

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