Saturday 24 October, 2020

Barry O’Brien appointed Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Ireland

As Honourary Consul to Ireland, O’Brien hopes to be able to identify and help implement many such trade projects working with the Government of Jamaica and the British High Commissioner, His Excellency George Ramocan.

As Honourary Consul to Ireland, O’Brien hopes to be able to identify and help implement many such trade projects working with the Government of Jamaica and the British High Commissioner, His Excellency George Ramocan.

Barry O’Brien, the former CEO of Digicel Jamaica and now CEO of New Caribbean Capital Partners has been appointed Jamaica's Honorary Consul in Ireland.

Earlier this month O’Brien received his official appointment papers from Kamina John Smith Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

O’Brien’s key role will be to facilitate and grow the trade and friendship between Jamaica and Ireland. He estimates there are 400 Jamaicans living in Ireland with approximately a further 4,000 visitors each year.

Friendship links between Jamaica and Ireland date back many centuries with both countries having many historical similarities having both received independence from Britain last century.

These similarities continue today as both are English speaking islands off the shore of major powers, steeped in culture with progressive friendly entrepreneurial populations combined with large diaspora’s populations in the US, UK and Canada.

As Honourary Consul to Ireland, O’Brien hopes to be able to identity and help implement many such trade projects working with the Government of Jamaica and the British High Commissioner, His Excellency George Ramocan.

 

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