Jamaican diplomats take up appointments in Camada

By Lincoln DePradine

Sharon Miller appointed new Jamaica High Commissioner to Canada

Two Jamaicans diplomats have taken up their new appointments in Canada.

Sharon Miller is the High Commissioner based in Ottawa and Lincoln Downer is the Toronto consul general.

Both are career public servants.

Miller, who holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration, is a former Jamaica ambassador to the Republic of Brazil. As well, she served as chargĂ© d’affaires and deputy chief of mission at the Jamaican Embassy in Washington, DC; and once held the number two position at the Jamaican high commission in Ottawa

She replaces career foreign service officer Janice Miller, who has been High Commissioner in Canada since 2014.

Consul General Lincoln Downer

Downer, who has a Bachelor of Science in international relations and has been trained in consular and Diaspora diplomacy, arrived in Toronto at the end of the tour of duty of Lloyd Wilks, a veteran foreign service employee.

Wilks returned to Jamaica after a five-year stint  in Toronto.