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SOCIAL SCENE: Diplomatic talks

Gercine Carter

SOCIAL SCENE: Diplomatic talks

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The local consular corps celebrated Christmas with heads of diplomatic missions and regional and international organisations and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at their annual reception at Southern Palms Hotel last week.

The Head of the Civil Service, Martin Cox, Cabinet Secretary Lucene Wharton-Isaacs and retiring Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Charles Burnett, were among the guests.

Dean of the consular corps Selwyn Smith said it was the opportune time to say thank you to all the people who have worked with the corps during the year. Minister of Foreign Affairs Senator Maxine McClean said it was an opportunity to join in an expression of support for their representatives.

Senator McClean also proposed a toast to the memory of the late Keith Laurie, who was honorary consul for Haiti.