Yesterday, the new Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Ms. Alison Stone Roofe, presented her credentials to ISA Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge during a ceremony held at ISA Secretariat in Kingston.

Ambassador Stone Roofe, in reiterating the commitment of Jamaica as host State of ISA, stated: “I am deeply honoured to serve in this capacity and to continue the tradition of excellence by my predecessors. Jamaica will continue to support ISA to ensure that the Organization is successful in carrying out its mandate.”

Secretary-General Lodge welcomed Ambassador Stone Roofe as new Permanent Representative of Jamaica to ISA and highlighted the special role played by the host country in the successful implementation of the mandate of ISA. “ISA looks forward to continuing our fruitful and unique relationship with Jamaica with a view to further strengthen the action of the Organization to meet the needs of our members,” he said.

Ambassador Stone Roofe is the acting Under-Secretary for Multilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica. Prior to this appointment, she was acting Under-Secretary for Bilateral, Regional and Hemispheric Affairs at the Ministry (2018-2020).

Between 2012 and 2018, Ms. Stone Roofe served as Jamaica’s Ambassador to Brazil and non-resident Ambassador to Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Ms. Stone Roofe first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica in 1989 as Foreign Service Officer. She was Private Sector Liaison for the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery from 2002 to 2004, Deputy Director of the Foreign Trade Department from 2004 to 2009 and Director of the Caribbean and Americas Department in the Ministry from 2009 to 2012.

Ms. Stone Roofe holds a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Oxford, England and a MSc. and a BSc. from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.

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