Providence appointed as honorary consul of United Mexican States
December 5, 2014
Providence appointed as honorary consul of United Mexican States

St Vincent and the Grenadines now has a new honorary consul of the United Mexican States (Mexico).

Last Friday, business executive Joel Providence was presented as this country’s Honorary Consul of Mexico at a small ceremony at the Beachcombers {{more}}Hotel at Villa.

The new ambassador’s Accreditation Documents were presented to His Excellency Luis Manuel Lopez Moreno, Ambassador of Mexico to the Organization of East Caribbean States (OECS).

Providence, who is managing director of Coreas Hazells Inc, has a wealth of experience across several sectors, including business, the public sector and education. Prior to joining Coreas Hazells in 1996, he worked as a special projects manager at East Caribbean Group of Companies (ECGC) and subsequently as the general manager, East Caribbean Rice Mills Ltd. Prior to his nine-year stint at ECGC, Providence worked as a foreign languages graduate teacher at the St Vincent Grammar School and as a teaching assistant at the University of Western Ontario. He also assumed responsibility for St Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Culture for an 18-month period.

The newest member of this country’s diplomatic corps has a B.A. (Hons.) from UWI, an M.A. from the University of Western Ontario, a postgraduate Diploma in International Relations from UWI- St Augustine as well as an MBA (distinction) also from UWI. He also holds an LLB from the University of Wolverhampton.

Last Friday’s ceremony was also attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Camillo Gonsalves, other members of the diplomatic corps, relatives, business colleagues and friends of Providence.