Permanent Representative to the United Nations His Excellency Sam T. Condor shared in “Conversations With the Citizens” of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on Friday March 4, 2016 at the Crawford United Methodist Church in the Bronx, New York.
Ambassador Condor expressed his enthusiasm to be serving as Ambassador to the United Nations and highly values his role as an advocate for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Condor especially noted that his humble beginnings defies conceivable logic that he would ever become one to serve the public in such high esteem, not only as a Minister of Government for over twenty years; but to return in service as an Ambassador to the United Nations.
“I was the poorest of the poor,” Ambassador Condor remarked. “I have worked diligently to attain success and I share my accomplishments in my community, country and with over 190 countries of the world. My life experiences have been humbling and I am grateful to have served my country for the greater part of my life,” Condor stated.
Condor deemed the conversation with nationals on Friday night as his first step in establishing more frequent engagements with citizens, with a view to improve the relationship between the Permanent Mission and the people of the Diaspora.
Ambassador Condor shared his vision to engage in more meaningful collaborations with organizations for the purpose of information sharing, wealth generating and to be more than just an electioneering resource tapped into when elections are imminent. In fact, Condor opined that he intends to broach the subject of electoral reform as the conversation and a move toward legislative action materializes on the ground.
The attendees seemed eager to hear how the Permanent Mission intends to rebrand its image and build stronger alliances with nationals residing abroad. There were suggestions about initiatives that nationals could collaborate on ranging from assisting the Cardin Home, crime prevention strategies, and shoring up the hospitals on both islands, to a Family Fun Day and improving on the quality of Independence celebrations.
The Ambassador expressed his interest in helping to foster better relationships with the citizenry and the Permanent Mission to the United Nations.
In December of last year, Ambassador Condor met with organizational heads in New York to learn more about the various activities in which organizations are involved, the causes they support and plans for growing the respective organizations.
The staff of the Permanent Mission to the United Nations hosted Friday night’s engagement with the Ambassador and expressed thanks to all who attended the meeting, including Ms. Maureen Rouse, President of the New York/St. Peter’s Alumni Organization, who invoked God’s presence in prayer.