Martin Charles appointed resident ambassador to China

The Government of Dominica has appointed Mr. Martin Charles as Resident Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, in its quest to fully establish a diplomatic presence in China and further develop the excellent bilateral relations that exist between the two countries.

The Government of Dominica has received Agrément from the Chinese authorities for Mr. Charles’ appointment and he will formally commence his duties as Ambassador of Dominica following the presentation of his credentials to the Head of State of the People’s Republic of China.

Diplomatic relations were established between the Commonwealth of Dominica and the People’s Republic of China at Ambassadorial level almost fourteen years ago on March 23, 2004.
The Government of Dominica reiterates its strong commitment to the One China Policy and continues to advocate for the peaceful reunification of China.

The People’s Republic of China is one of Dominica’s most significant bilateral partners.
From 2004 the two countries have enjoyed a meaningful partnership promoting mutual cooperation, at the level of both bilateral and multilateral relations. This has been significantly beneficial to the Commonwealth of Dominica in a variety of sectors including human resource development, health, agriculture, disaster relief and development of infrastructure.
A number of technical and economic cooperation projects funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China have been implemented or are ongoing in Dominica since the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Mr. Charles is a qualified Life Underwriter and presently the Agency Manager for CLICO Life Insurance Company; Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Industrial Bank (AID Bank) of Dominica and Trade Investment Commissioner for Dominica. Mr. Charles also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of a number of other institutions in Dominica.

As Ambassador of Dominica to the People’s Republic of China Mr. Martin Charles will work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & CARICOM Affairs to ensure effective implementation of Dominica’s foreign policy with regard to China. Additionally the Ambassador designate will be charged with the responsibility of representing Dominica’s interests as well as the interests of Dominican nationals residing in the People’s Republic of China.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & CARICOM Affairs welcomes this appointment and looks forward to working with Ambassador designate Martin Charles.

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38 Comments

  1. Feddup
    March 13, 2018

    The government selects an ambassador. The country in which they are being sent too must accept the candidate otherwise they will not be able to serve. Educate yourselves firstly before you run on the negative comments! Smh! Congrats Mr. Charles. Ani ba yo love Sir!

  2. KID ON THE BLOCK
    March 13, 2018

    Sir, Those UWPITRES that are asking for your credentials to hold your new position, ask THEM for the CREDENTIALS of the NOVICE that is desperately fighting for power and wanting to be the PRIME MINISTER of Dominica.!?
    Does these “crimitials”,.. A bold face no face convicted liar, man at age 63 and still “A WORK IN PROGRESS” qualifies him to be a PM of the country?
    Another note, UWP SUPPORTERS must stop saying THEY vote the GOVERNMENT and put them there to do their biddings. UWP supporters did not vote and put the Labor Party in Government there so they cannot mandate to the Government what to do and what not to do. If THEY suggest something and WE LABORITES find it credible we may entertain it. UPITIES must put that in their pipe and smoke it…. SKERRIT our LEADER is a PROGRESSIVE leader and values progressive people and not like the other one… A 63 year old and still “a work in progress.”

  3. Portsmouth
    March 13, 2018

    Another YFM in DLP just like Skerro.
    Soon Insp. Mills will be ambassador to Venezuela. Can’t Dominicans see that these guys are not interested in developing the country but are just in it for their pocket?!
    Vote DLP out of office.

  4. ATKINSON
    March 13, 2018

    So martin will be our “Man” in Beijing :mrgreen: Let hope he was practicing his cantonese and mandarin, and using his chopsticks. And not fly into Taipei asking to see president XI. I think charlie jong or Lap seng “Boss Wu” would have been better candidates. Maybe martin might get us a panda. And i hope he does not spend too much time in Macau drinking Tsingtao’s and cocktails

  5. March 12, 2018

    @watching you gave me a good laugh ? He also look Chinese .

  6. dee
    March 12, 2018

    Mr. Martin Charles ?
    sum ting wung
    DNO you sure is not Fr. Charles Martin they meant ?
    I only akxing wee.

  7. J.John Charles
    March 12, 2018

    I have no problem he being ambassador,as matter of fact he will be the first person from Salisbury who will be occupying this title or position,on the other hand, I don’t care.But using using his managerial position in CLICO as a resume,is a joke. CLICO is a failed entity .I invested thousands of dollars in CLICO and it is about 8yrs since they announced it went under and I have no idea if I will salvage one dollar of my investment.

  8. Jonathan Y St Jean
    March 12, 2018

    The timing of this move, to locate an ambassador in China, comes at a time when China is making it’s leader remain in office for life.So what subliminal message is Skerritt sending in the timing of this move?Don’t get ahead of yourself Skerritt because Dominica is not China and will never be.I know that you are slowly trying to implement dictatorial strategies in the country.Some will work for a while but also remember what happens to dictators in the end because none last forever.

  9. prophet for a profit
    March 12, 2018

    The only good thing i can see coming out of this is that at least he wont be at the AID Bank. Hopefully the bank will be run better and dominicans will finally be able to access money for the betterment of the country. apart from that he might as well go in any case. all he does here is run behind those chinese delegates and business people like a desperate tour guide. but seriously, good riddance.

  10. Dominican ki la
    March 12, 2018

    Mr. Charles off to China on a vacation :-D :-D; Pray for DA

  11. Edward Rav
    March 12, 2018

    I must commend you Mr. Charles. Congratulations are in order. From youth work to sports to insurance to chairmanship not his Excellency. Boss you are the best and i wish a few young guys can emulate your move. I am very proud of you.

    On behalf of my self, my companies Group One Inc and Protection One Inc. i wish you all the best bro. Keep up the good work. higher Heights.

    • Edward Rav
      March 12, 2018

      “Now to his Excellency”

  12. Plato
    March 12, 2018

    A few days ago I commented on the alleged murder in Good Hope, and suggested that the leaders of the country refrain from actions which may further increase the anxiety levels of inhabitants in Dominica. Seems it was just wishful thinking. Are we so desperate or bankrupted of fresh and innovative ideas that we have reduced everything to a joke. Among the credentials published I see nothing in this man which qualifies him to be our ambassador to such an “important” friend or any country with which we have diplomatic relations for that matter.
    The joke even seem to be extended here by some comments which are making recommendations. Do you seriously believe Patricia Mills or Daryl Titre are qualified to be ambassador to China by virtue of them getting a education there? Come on my people now. More than ever before our country needs great minds at the helm in every sector. Dominica depends on us.

    • Shameless
      March 12, 2018

      Yes Patricia Mills or Daryl Titre would have been a wayyyyyy better choice than Gaba. Hopefully I answered your question.

      Assertive like Hurricane Maria! :twisted:

    • prophet for a profit
      March 12, 2018

      I dont think they really want Patricia or Daryll to be the Ambassador. I know i dont. But i do believe that either of them would be more qualified for job than Martin Charles.

  13. HAHAHA
    March 12, 2018

    Tata Poule for Ambassador? my boy foot in butter and oil……….

    Good Luck 8-O 8-O 8-O

    • March 12, 2018

      @HAHAHA lol Tata Poule oh boy I couldn’t stop laughing ?. Anyway I hope he’s qualified for the job . Please prove us wrong .

  14. Treadstone
    March 11, 2018

    Present his credentials???? Garson DLP ni jokes papa. The credentials must be typed out with invisible ink for it to be credible. Another day, same absurdity from this government.

    • Progress
      March 13, 2018

      LOL, only DLP can read the invisible ink…

  15. John Jay
    March 11, 2018

    After all that’s the best they could get.

    • Notamussed
      March 12, 2018

      Why attack him? You’re more than likely uwp supporter. For all you know he could be supporting uwp even though he was appointed by a labour government. Dominicans need to stop attacking everyone that working with the government. They work for DOMINICA , not for labour

      • Progress
        March 13, 2018

        You never meet Martin charles I can tell. The one thing about this guy, you will find DLP and UWP and DFP united all echoing the same sentiments. Charles not in it at all

  16. My little take
    March 11, 2018

    Mem bet men pwell aka birds of a feather flock together . If one is corrupt their recruit is usually corrupt; if one cannot be trusted their friends can’t be trusted either.

  17. %
    March 11, 2018

    Job for the boys!Even the Chinese know that!
    SKERRIT MUST GO
    SKERRIT MUST GO
    SKERRIT MUST GO NOW!

  18. viewsexpressed
    March 11, 2018

    This man is off to China to do what? Really to do what? These guys belong to a political gang that is highly corrupt, dangerous clueless corrupt Labour government. How on earth can he represent us out there. What and Where is your credentials. Same on you Labour guys.

    • Watching
      March 11, 2018

      This man had no credentials at all. Skerrit puts his boys on boards and then he says that is the credentials..this is such a joke. Alas poor da but if the people doh want to vote them out I am not wasting my breath

  19. viewsexpressed
    March 11, 2018

    Ohhhhhh Jesus Christ, please help and guide us, your struggling poor people in this politically ravaged Isle of beauty of yours. We need your hands over our country in prayer to protect us from these political evil ones. They know not what they are doing.

    • Love U more
      March 12, 2018

      % and views expressed men bett men Pell. You are singing the same OLD sankiee . How long have you been preaching My Beloved must go. Give us lyrics we could dance to. Thanks St. Joe for Martin Charles, Vince Henderson and Pritrica Scotland. Stop beating a dead horse %, instead use your time wisely.

      • viewsexpressed
        March 12, 2018

        Because, you know not how to dance and when a sweet music is played, it is said that you have two left foot,, so you just out of tune, no wonder you are lingering on with you two left foot with Skerrites out of tune music.
        You see try hard to clean up your house before yo go get at others whom you are unable to compete with nor debate with You are too long poisoned by the wrong political serpents, so don’t try your ugly wits to get me. Go get inept Skerrit and his band of incompetent blind followers.
        Skerrit must Go

  20. My bad
    March 11, 2018

    All I will say is Oh My God, help us in Dominica. I will not criticize or ask any questions for DNO not to delete my comments. However this appointment is a sign that Dominica is in serious trouble and instead of things getting better they are getting far worse, beyond repair and we better take warning

  21. Dominican
    March 11, 2018

    So it looks like our government will establish a full fledged embassy in Bejing under the oversight of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francine Baron. An understandable move to reassure China of our commitment to them, especially in light of our recent closer ties with Russia but an expensive one at that for an impoverished country with barely 70,000 inhabitants.

  22. March 11, 2018

    Lol….Mr Charles that’s your padner ( partner )…You know me very well…I’m not aware that you could speak chinese…It look like your both feet is in butter and oil down there…You got it good…I need to head back home to apply for an under secretary job beneath you…How about that…I don’t envy you my boy…Have fun…make the best of the times…Life is short…
    GOD BLESS…..

  23. Fbother
    March 11, 2018

    Oh lord help us….

  24. Shameless
    March 10, 2018

    A joke that man? I am no fan of the DLP but Gaba is no diplomat. Honestly, as bad as it is Daryl Titre, Patricia (Passport lady) or even the Thomas lady (Felix Thomas Daughter) are better suited for that position. They studied in China, lived in China, Knows China (Culture, Language, Political structure etc) . Gaba cannot even say “oh hell no” in Chinese but he is ambassador? What about all the folks we have sent to get trained in China over the years? Skerrit is loosing it every day.

    Assertive like Ma Maria! :twisted: :twisted:

    • Nacinimod
      March 12, 2018

      Good choice for the job.

      The man is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, studied at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Besides, the man is a diplomatic passport holder, sits on the board of several multinational corporations & NGOs and is a multi-millionaire in his own right. As a matter of fact he will not be taking a penny for his services. :(

      • ATKINSON
        March 13, 2018

        That’s one of the problems he went to Harvard university, so more leftist, socialist upside down liberal thinking minds. But can he hold his chop sticks in one hand, while eating sichuan , and a Tsingtao in the other hand.

    • Smh
      March 12, 2018

      SInce when are being fluent in the local language and previously lived in a country prerequisites for ambassadorship? None of the other candidates you’ve mentioned, though I love to see young people make it life, are better suited for the job based on your mentioned and misguided prerequisites. Many ambassadors have translators and are able to carry out there duties. While it would be a plus to speak the local tongue, it is not a must. Take the US for example. Ambassadors get shuffled round from country to another…does an ambassador who is moving from France to Thailand have to be fluent in Thai? No!

  25. Watching
    March 10, 2018

    Alas, what credentials does he have to present. Smh. Pm that is total madness. The only thing good I can see coming out of this, is that some boards, since that was his only job to be on boards, can maybe lean towards being functional. Aid bank need to be revamped, this is one positive ste removing that ….. as chairman, next one ………..that acting please send her to china to be his assistant. Good riddance to you Charles. Sorry china but one less idiot in the country crippling the growth of the country

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