|Outgoing Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hughland (Hughie)??Allman. (FP)|
Praises were showered and glasses were raised as the Consular Corps of Barbados recognised the outstanding contribution and work of the outgoing Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hughland Allman, affectionately known as ???Hughie’.
These sentiments were expressed at the annual Christmas cocktail reception of the Consular Corps of Barbados held at Fusion Restaurant and Lounge, Bay Street, St. Michel recently.
Mr. Allman has been assigned to the post of Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Barbados to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations at Geneva, Switzerland, and is now this country’s newest Ambassador.?? He is to commence his duties in January 2012.
Deputy Dean of the Consular Corps of Barbados, Chris Hadchity, presented Ambassador Allman with a gift of appreciation and listed some of his positive attributes as efficient, professional and pleasant.
"Every time I needed to call Mr Allman on the phone, it was either an instant connection or he would call right back.?? There was never any time, at all, that I would have to wait, for Ambassador Allman always responded very efficiently," he said, jokingly.
The new envoy joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade over 30 years ago as a Foreign Service Officer and rose through the ranks to become the Head of the Consular Division.?? He was also posted to missions in Brussels and New York.?? The Ambassador, who is fluent in French, later became the Deputy Chief of Protocol and within two years, he was promoted to Chief of Protocol.
While in that position, Ambassador Allman ensured that appropriate procedures and communications were accorded to all official government functions; administered the diplomatic community in Barbados, Honourary Consular and all regional and international organisations based in the island; and managed the entry and exit of high level officials in and out of Barbados.?? He was also an important member of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ management team.
The new Chief of Protocol will be Phillip St. Hill.?? He also has a long career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade where he served in the capacity of Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States and the Association of Caribbean States in Washington; Consular to the Embassy in Caracas Venezuela; and Deputy Consul General and Authorised Representative in Miami.??