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‘Homeless’ diplomats


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‘Homeless’ diplomats

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BARBADOS’ TOP DIPLOMATS at the United Nations and in Washington don’t have Government-owned official residences to call home.

Almost a year after Tony Marshall came to New York and assumed duties as his country’s Permanent Representative to the UN, he has been unable to move into the official Barbados residence in upscale Forest Hills in Queens.

The property, located in a tree-lined and sedate high-income community, was damaged by fire in 2014 but the necessary repairs were never completed, a situation that forced the ambassador to live for several months in a Manhattan hotel before moving to a rented apartment in New York City, according to informed sources.

“That’s a situation on which I am not going to comment,” said Marshall, who is in Barbados where he spent the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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