Saint Lucia’s Henry Mangal appointed Chair of the Caribbean Consular Corps

Henry Mangal
Brenda Foreman

The Caribbean Consular Corps (CCC) is a collective body of Caribbean Consulates in Toronto, dedicated to advancing the interests of Caribbean States and their citizens. It consists of CARICOM countries, including Haiti, OECS Member States, and Cuba.

Brenda Foreman, the outgoing Chair and Honorary Consul of St. Kitts and Nevis, expressed gratitude to her colleagues for their support and extended well wishes to the incoming Chair, Consul General Henry Mangal.

Consul General Mangal graciously accepted the position, expressing his honor and humility. He pledged to serve the region’s interests and draw upon the collective wisdom of his CCC colleagues. He emphasized the importance of continuing existing initiatives, building upon past achievements, and utilizing the expertise of the CCC and the Caribbean Diaspora. The aim is to create new opportunities, passionately represent the region, and pursue individual country and collective Caribbean development agendas.

Consul General Mangal wasted no time in proposing several initiatives for the CCC, such as organizing a Career Guidance and Counselling Fair for Students, celebrating CARICOM Day and raising the flag, hosting an Immigration Forum for Caribbean Nationals, and engaging with the African Union Representative Group (AU6RC) in Canada, among others.

One of Consul General Mangal’s key objectives is to establish a structured working relationship between National Diaspora Associations. This would enable grassroots mobilization around CCC initiatives and provide a platform for regional concerns to inform the group’s advocacy for the Caribbean Diaspora.