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    UNIS/BIO/661
    16 January 2003

    New Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago Presents Credentials

    VIENNA, 16 January (UN Information Service) -- The new Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations (Vienna), Bernard Anthony Weston, presented his credentials today to Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

    Based in Geneva, Mr. Weston is also his country's Ambassador to the United Nations Office at Geneva, concurrently.

    Prior to his current assignment Mr. Weston was Director of the International Trade and Economic Relations Division in his country's Foreign Service Office, since November 2001.

    During his career, Mr. Weston held the posts of Director for Africa Asia, Middle East and the Pacific (1997-2002), Director of Administration and Budgets (1995-1997), Director of the CARICOM Affairs Division (1993 and 1988-1991), Acting Director of the Division of Science, Technological Cooperation and the Environment (1992), Deputy Director of the International Trade and International Economic Relations Division (1991).

    From 1983 to 1988, he was Deputy High Commissioner at Trinidad and Tobago's High Commission in Kingston, Jamaica. From 1979 to 1983 he was Counsellor at Trinidad and Tobago's High Commission in London. From 1970 to 1978 he served as Assistant Export Promotion Officer in the Export Promotion Division of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. From 1969 to 1970 he was Research Assistant at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Mr. Weston also attended a number of meetings and conferences abroad and was member of Cabinet-appointed committees.

    Born on 30 July 1944 in San Fernando (Trinidad and Tobago), Mr. Weston received a BSc from the University of London and a General Certificate of Education (advanced level) from the South West London College.

    He is married with three children.

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