US Ambassador resigns ahead of Presidential election
Beatrice W Welters, United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, has resigned.
This was done in keeping with the common practice of political appointees resigning ahead of the US Presidential election. The 2012 election is set for November 5.
Welters' resignation will take effect from November 2. She has served as US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago for two and a half years.
In a statement issued to the media yesterday, Ambassador Welters was said to be "looking forward to returning to her family and to her foundations in the United States, which work to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. She will continue to work with NGOs here in Trinidad and Tobago in her private capacity".
"I will leave this posting with a great sense of pride in what we have been able to achieve. Together our team at the Embassy has reached new heights in the areas of diplomatic engagement and cultural exchange here in Trinidad and Tobago and a lifetime of new friendships," she said.