Kingston, JA: Mr. Lloyd Wilks, Jamaica’s new Consul General to Toronto, Canada, officially begins his tenure in January 2015. Mr. Wilks, a career diplomat with over 25 years of experience in the Jamaican Foreign Service, will be replacing Mr. George Ramocan, whose tour of duty ended on November 30, 2014. The announcement was made by Senator the Hon. Arnold J. Nicholson, Q.C., Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, on December 24, 2014.
Mr. Wilks is currently the Director of the Diaspora and Consular Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and has been actively involved in Jamaica’s citizen diplomacy for several years. He has played a central role in the organization and execution of the last two Biennial Diaspora Conferences and has helped to coordinate the launch and operation of the Mapping Jamaica’s Diaspora Project.
During his career he has also worked in the areas of protocol, foreign trade and international economic affairs, and has served overseas in various capacities at the Jamaican Consulate General, Toronto; Jamaican High Commission, London and the Jamaican Embassy, Havana.
Mr. Wilks holds an MSc in International Business from the South Bank University in London; an MA in Diplomacy and International Relations from the University of Westminster, London; and a BSc in Geography and the Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. A former Major League footballer for the Bull Bay Football Club, Mr. Wilks enjoys farming, horseback riding, swimming and chess.–OnPointPress.net.