- Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 15:06
- Written by Calvin G. Brown
Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade, Sen. Arnold J. Nicholson, has announced the appointment of Ricardo Allicock as Jamaica’s new Ambassador to Tokyo, Japan.
The Ambassador-designate, who will start his tour of duty in mid-August, is a career diplomat who has been with the Jamaican Foreign Service for twelve years.
Currently the Director of the Bilateral Affairs Department at the Foreign Ministry, Mr. Allicock was the Chief of Protocol in the Foreign Ministry between 2008 and 2012. Prior to that appointment, he served as the Consul General of Jamaica in Miami (2002-2008).
During his tenure as Consul General, Mr. Allicock served as Chairman of the Caribbean Consular Corps of Miami, was a member of the Honours College, Advisory Board of Florida International University and founded and chaired the Jamaica-USA Chamber of Commerce, Miami.
Before being posted to Miami, Mr. Allicock was Acting Director of the Jamaicans Overseas Department at the Foreign Ministry (2002) and Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Foreign Trade ( 2001-2002).
Mr. Allicock has a B. A. in English Literature from Mercy College, New York and an M.A. in International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University, New York.
The Ambassador-designate is married with two children and enjoys literature, film, music and cycling.