St Vincent and the Grenadines will have a new British Resident Commissioners’ office. This was announced by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday.
Johnson announced an expansion of the UK’s overseas network, with the opening of nine new diplomatic posts across the Commonwealth.
Three of these nine posts will be in the Eastern Caribbean, with new British Resident Commissioners’ offices in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda and Grenada.
These posts, along with the existing Resident Commissioner’s office in St Lucia, will form an expanded network of UK representation in the Eastern Caribbean, under the auspices of the British High Commission in Barbados.
Announcing the opening of the new posts, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:
“As a Commonwealth family of nations, it is in our shared interest to boost prosperity, tackle security issues and clear up the environment… After we leave the EU, Global Britain will remain outward facing, open for business and a champion of the rules-based international order,” he added.
British High Commissioner to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Mrs. Janet Douglas, said that the expansion was part of a wider initiative to increase the breadth and depth of UK diplomatic presence across the world.