Barbadian-based Envoys retrain themselves at Luncheon Conference
The Consular Corps of Barbados just met to redefine their formal constitution and to discuss the role of Honorary Consuls.
During the lunch which followed the meeting, British High Commissioner Paul Brummell gave a short presentation on the role of the Honorary Consul. He focussed on how the United Kingdom deploys its honorary consuls, in the context of the terms of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Among those attending were diplomats from the European Union, China, Cuba, Brazil and Venezuela, as well as Honorary Consuls representing a range of countries in Barbados, including Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Denmark, Ecuador, India, Haiti, Israel, Italy and the Netherlands.
Dean of the Consular Corps (Ed’s Note – Dean is eldest Diplomat residing or present in host country at that time), Selwyn Smith, emphasised the importance of the role of Honorary Consuls in Barbados and pointed out that there were some twenty eight Honorary Consuls now serving in Barbados.