Barbados has taken steps to enhance its relationship with Jamaica with the appointment of CARICOM Ambassador Robert Morris as this island???s non-resident High Commissioner to Jamaica.
The High Commissioner presented his Letters of Introduction to the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Portia Simpson Miller, during a ceremony in her office on July 24. High Commissioner Morris also met with that country???s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Arnold Nicholson, QC.
During his visit, Mr. Morris congratulated Jamaica on the eve of its celebration of 52 years as an independent nation on August 6.??He also expressed condolences on the recent passing of Sir Howard Cooke, Jamaica???s fourth Governor General.
The High Commissioner also met with private sector entities with a view to establishing linkages between Barbadian and Jamaican businesses.??The diplomat provided information on and samples of Barbadian products and services from such entities as the Barbados Manufacturers Association, the Barbados Small Business Association and the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries.
Prime Minister Simpson Miller and Senator Nicholson expressed the interest of Jamaica in forging closer bilateral ties with Barbados through a technical cooperation agreement. Apart from stimulating commerce and trade, a technical cooperation agreement between the two countries would allow for exchanging technical information and experts; scholarships and training courses and cultural exchanges.
Barbados established diplomatic relations with Jamaica on November 30, 1966.??