Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Ralph Thomas, assumed his duties in Washington, DC. On September 17, 2015, he officially presented his Letters of Credence to President of the United States, Barak Obama.

Ambassador Thomas was appointed Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China in 2013 and focused on strengthening relations in key areas of development. Ambassador Thomas is a former University of West Indies (UWI) Mona School of Business and Management teaching fellow. He has experience in multinational banking and trade financing and served as Vice President of the Bank of New York for 22 years.

Ambassador Thomas key focus while in office is to work on further deepen and strengthen the relationship between Jamaica and the United States, as well as addressing topics such as energy, trade and investment, competitiveness, youth-related matters, immigration and deportation.

At the invitation of Mr. Andrew Lawrence, President of Caribbean Trade Council (CTC), Ambassador Thomas will be visiting Hartford, Connecticut from November 27 – 30, 2015. On Sunday, November 29th, His Excellency Ralph Thomas will be visiting the local West Indian/Caribbean Community and ending the day with a town hall meeting at West Indian Social Club. For further details of his visit while in Hartford: http://sflcn.com/jamaica-ambassador-to-visit-hartford-connecticut/