Fitzgerald Huggins. (Photo: Searchlight.vc)
Fitzgerald Huggins. (Photo: Searchlight.vc)

The man who will soon be this country’s envoy in Canada says he will try to seek opportunities for Vincentians professionals and artisans.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has announced that Fitzgerald Huggins will be this country’s new Consul General to Canada.

Huggins is a former marketing manager of telecommunications provider LIME, and the creator of the “Drop Ah Dollar” campaign that raised some EC$11,000 for the construction of the EC$652 million Argyle international airport.

Huggins told I-Witness news it is a pleasure to be given the opportunity to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the diplomatic field.

“I have given dedicated service in the private sector. Now it’s time to deliver even better service to the second largest Vincentian diaspora community. Canada is our traditional friend and we have to work together to maximize on the benefits for SVG,” he told I-Witness News.

“On a personal note, I set very high work standards and love to socialize. I intend to work with the team to source private sector investment opportunities, to go beyond the farm workers programme to include nurses, teachers, artisans, culture, sport, etc.

“Toronto has the highest concentration of Vincentians but there are other provinces in Canada that we have to explore to attract more investment opportunities and find work for Vincentians, particularly at home. I look forward to a successful sojourn,” he further said.

8 replies on “New envoy to Canada hopes to source private sector investment”

  1. I would suggest sending this very nice man to diplomatic school in the US, lets make a professional of him. We can hardly expect any man or woman to have the experiance in diplomacy that is required for such an important position.

    Diplomacy may well be a course that a few of our students should consider.

    Its such a shame that Gonsalves himself cannot bring himself to visit Canada, I feel that his failing to visit Canada is undiplomatic, its been a number of years now. Canadian Vincentians want to know why?

  2. CHERYL, His best may not be good enough, and it will not be his fault without proper schooling.

    Every other country does it why not us? We must think of this man as a real diplomat, not just someone who is fulfilling a jobs for the boys requirements of this regime.

    We need to get professional and train youngsters to do this very skilled profession of diplomacy.

    Real diplomats hold their positions regardless of political party, because they are trained professionals.

    We have to get away from these party political appointments.

  3. I WILL HOPE DOCTOR GONSALVES WILL GO TO CANADA WITH FITZ TO MAKE SURE HE FITS IN WELL AND EVERY THING WILL GO SMOOTH

  4. I WILL LIKE TO ASK FITZ IF 5000 OF THAT DROP A DOLLAR CAME FROM ONE DONOR AND IF HE KNOWS THE PERSON NAME , PLEASE REVEAL

  5. Eric Williams says:

    A real handsome reward for going around with 5gallon water bottles collecting money for the PM. Nice way to get ahead. I hope other aspiring diplomats take note on how to get an appointment.

    Start thinking fast ladies and gentlemen, before someone else come up with your idea.

  6. CANADIANS, THE FIRST THING YOU SHOULD ASK THIS MAN IS WHY RALPH GONSALVES WILL NOT COME TO CANADA.

    YOU MAY ALSO ASK HIM IF HE HAS CONSIDERED PAYING A ‘WITHOUT PREJUDICE’ COMPENSATION TO THE CANADIAN LADY LAWYER.

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