Elizabeth Harper appointed Permanent Secretary at Foreign Affairs Ministry


Career diplomat and former Prime Minister hopeful, Elizabeth Harper has been appointed Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

The News Room understands that the appointment takes effect today, Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

Harper replaces Ambassador Audrey Waddell, who has since been reverted to her post as an Ambassador; sources say Waddell’s specific role will be defined soon.

When contacted on Tuesday for comment, Harper who said she was in a meeting, promised to speak with the News Room at a later time.

Harper had resigned her post as Director General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2015 to run as the Prime Ministerial Candidate alongside the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPP/C’s), Donald Ramotar.

When the PPP lost those elections, she was offered a place in the National Assembly but she refused.  Harper was rehired at the Ministry in 2016 as a consultant.

Her focus was said to be on the country’s sovereignty. Harper served for decades at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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