A past president of the Barbados International Business Association, or BIBA, has been appointed as the new honorary consul of the Republic of Spain in Barbados.
She is Connie Smith, managing director of Tricor Caribbean Limited.
She replaces Mrs. Mandy Chandler, who served in that capacity from April 2009 to august 2017.
Like Ms. Smith, she is an experienced business executive.
Ms. Smith was recently presented with her Exequatur by Chief of Protocol, Philip St. Hill, in a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Culloden Road, St. Michael.
In commenting on her new role, among other things, Ms. Smith said she looked forward to Barbados negotiating and having a bilateral investment treaty with Spain to complement the double taxation treaty already in place.
Ms. Smith's appointment took effect from May 10th, 2018.