New U.S. ambassador

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: The U.S. administration of President Barack Obama has named a new ambassador to Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.


Larry Leon Palmer, who will be based in Barbados, is a career member of the Foreign Service and was previously U.S. ambassador to Honduras and Charge D’Affaires in Quito, Ecuador.

Palmer has also served in the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Paraguay, Korea and Sierra Leone.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Palmer served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia. He holds a B.A. from Emory University, a M.Ed. from Texas Southern University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration and African Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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