Marshall appointed deputy consul general
November 14, 2014
Marshall appointed deputy consul general

Sehon Marshall has been officially appointed deputy consul general for the Consulate General of St Vincent and the Grenadines in New York.

Marshall’s appointment took place effective October 15.

This was revealed by Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves on Monday, during a press briefing at Cabinet Room. {{more}}He further indicated that Marshall is expected to take up his post in New York shortly.

“He has been working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and preparing himself to go up,” Gonsalves said. “I was told that he was to go by the end of the first week in this month. I spoke to him yesterday and he’s still waiting. I expect anytime soon that he should be going.”

It was announced in September that Marshall was recommended for the post of deputy consul general at the New York consulate.

However, in the following weeks, controversy arose over Marshall’s pending assignment, after an audio recording was circulated of comments that he made on radio about some Vincentians in the diaspora, who worked as baby sitters and dog walkers.

Marshall subsequently apologized for his comments.

The Prime Minister later made a public statement, observing that Marshall, who has a Master’s degree in international affairs, was qualified for the job and was still being considered for the post.(BK)