Schumer urges Biden to nominate Nick Perry, NY Secretary of Parliament, to be Jamaican ambassador

October 19, 2021 By admin 0

Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) Said he had urged President Biden to appoint Speaker Nick Perry (D-Brooklyn) as US ambassador to Jamaica.

Perry, 71, a Jamaican-born law attorney, has worked in Albany for nearly three decades and represents the region from East Flatbush to Canarsie. He moved to the United States in 1971 and served two years in the US Army.

“Assembly Perry Perry has dedicated his life to serving its citizens in the 58th region, and has encouraged deep and lasting cultural, economic and political linkages between the United States and Jamaica – and that will make him an outstanding ambassador,” Schumer said. in a statement released Tuesday.

Perry was first elected to Parliament in 1992. She works as a pro tempore room assistant.

John McIntyre currently serves as the American ambassador to Jamaica. The United States recognized Jamaica’s independence in 1962 after an island nation left the British colonial empire.

New York State has a strong Jamaican-born population. More than 180,000 immigrants lived in New York City alone in 2017 alone, according to the city administration’s office.

David Paterson, the former governor, has Jamaican roots. Colin Powell, son of the Bronx and former U.S. secretary of state He died Monday, too.

Schumer said in a statement that “a unique vision and understanding of Jamaica will help the United States and Jamaica in their deep and lasting partnership.”

Perry studied at Brooklyn College, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy.