Lloyd Wilks, Jamaica’s Consul General in Toronto for the past five years, whose tour of duty in Canada ends on February 28, will be returning to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kingston, Jamaica next month.
Commenting on his tour of duty in Toronto, Wilks told the Caribbean Camera, that it was “very productive and enjoyable.”
“Our diaspora is well organized. Jamaicans here in Toronto are very supportive of Jamaica and Jamaicans,” he said.
“Whatever programs that we laid out, we always found people to support it,” he added.
A career diplomat with over 30 years of experience in the Jamaican Foreign Service, Wilks was formerly the Director of the Diaspora and Consular Affairs Department in Jamaica’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
He has also worked in the areas of protocol, foreign trade and international economic affairs, and has served in various capacities at the Jamaican High Commission in London and the Jamaican Embassy in Havana.
Wilks holds an MSc. in International Business from the South Bank University in London; an MA in Diplomacy and International Relations from the University of Westminster, London; and a BSc. in Geography and the Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.
He is a former Major League footballer for the Bull Bay Football Club in Jamaica.