New U.S Ambassador, Candace A. Bond, Arrives In T&T

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New U.S Ambassador, Candace A. Bond, Arrives In T&T

U.S. Ambassador-designate to Trinidad and Tobago Candace A. Bond and her family arrived in Port of Spain today.

Ambassador-designate Bond will officially assume duties after the presentation of her Letters of Credence to President Paula-Mae Weekes.

Ambassador-designate Bond said, “It is a great honor to be in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago with my family.

I look forward to presenting my credentials to President Weekes and meeting and working with the wonderful people of this country.”

President Joe Biden nominated Candace Bond as U.S. Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago on March 18, 2022.

The U.S. Senate confirmed her appointment on September 29 and Vice President Kamala Harris administered the oath of office on November 14 at the Vice President’s residence in Washington, D.C.

Ambassador-designate Bond leads U.S. foreign policy goals in Trinidad and Tobago that strengthen citizen security, advance sustainable and equitable economic growth with an investor-friendly business climate, promote laws, regulations, and best practices focused on good governance and anti-corruption, and build capacity to enhance climate resiliency and a transition towards clean and renewable energy production.

Prior to her posting in Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador-designate Bond was a business owner, consultant, and social entrepreneur who specialized in helping public and private sector entities to develop innovative, effective, and scalable solutions to address the socioeconomic and environmental needs of local communities.