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Jason Hall named ambassador-designate to Mexico

Published:Saturday | August 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Former Deputy Director of the Jamaica Tourist Board Jason Keats Hall has been appointed to head Jamaica's Mission in Mexico.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith made the announcement on Tuesday.

The ambassador-designate, whose appointment takes effect in September, replaces Ambassador Sandra Grant-Griffiths, who has been reassigned to Kingston as the chief of state protocol.

Hall has served in both the public and private sectors for 26 years and has significant managerial experience in marketing, tourism, business development, and public relations. His prior experience also includes management roles at Jamaica Freight and Shipping Company and JAMPRO (then Jamaica Trade and Invest). He most recently served as vice-president of marketing at Supreme Ventures Limited.

He has had extensive work and travel experience throughout the Caribbean, West and Southern Africa, Europe, China, and North and South America. Hall is multilingual and counts Spanish, Portuguese, and French among languages in which he is fluent.

Johnson Smith welcomed his appointment, which she says signals an opportunity to not only further strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and Mexico, but to expand our trade and investment opportunities.