World May 25, 2023 | 4:39 pm

US Embassy in the Dominican Republic welcomes new Chargé d’Affaires Isiah Parnell

Santo Domingo.- The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo announced on Thursday the arrival of diplomat Isiah Parnell, who will be assuming the position of chargé d’affaires. Parnell’s appointment comes approximately two months after the departure of Robert Thomas.

Shortly after his arrival, Parnell held a courtesy meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, Roberto Álvarez. Expressing his pride in leading the mission, Parnell acknowledged the dedicated work of the embassy’s more than 900 employees in strengthening the historically strong ties between the two countries and advancing shared interests.

Isiah Parnell is a senior foreign service career member who joined the State Department in August 1984. Over his nearly 39-year-long career, he has served in eight overseas positions within the Office of African and Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Born in High Springs, Florida, Parnell grew up in a military family, residing on various military bases both in the United States and abroad. This upbringing provided him with exposure to different cultures and instilled a broader worldview. Parnell attended high school in Germany during his father’s military service, and he also lived in different locations such as Fort Dix, New Jersey; Fort Knox, Kentucky; and Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Parnell holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in government affairs and economics from the College of William and Mary, as well as a master’s degree in urban planning and economics from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Throughout his career, Parnell has served in various leadership roles at US Embassies in Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Kenya, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Paraguay, and Ghana.

Parnell’s appointment follows the interim charge d’affaires role held by Minister Counsel Alexander Titolo after the departure of Robert Thomas in March 2023.

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bernie sierra
May 25, 2023 5:02 pm

Again and again the Democrats when are in power treats this country with such of disrespect. No Ambassador to this country during the first 4 years of Obama and now no ambassador again in the Biden administration. The ambassador that was first named to this country was sent to the Bahamas. Haiti has an ambassador but we don’t. This shows how much the Democratic party when are in office treats this country. Maybe we need to start doing the same.

Ramon Garcia
May 25, 2023 10:05 pm
Reply to  bernie sierra

Dominican shouldn’t vote for those degenerates Democrats.

MayaLuna
May 26, 2023 3:44 pm
Reply to  bernie sierra

The US Senate refuses to recognize in committee and confirm the nominated person.

Steve Seaman
May 25, 2023 7:51 pm

For a country with which they have such close relations and with such large expatriate communities , as an ex diplomat I cannot fathom why the USA have left this Embassy with no Ambassador for so long.

Alberto Gomez
May 25, 2023 9:20 pm

It’s truly unbelievable a failed state like Haiti gets a ambassador and the Dominican Republic does not . I hope soon Dominican-American start voting for Republican Party. I guess the democrats hate the Dominican Republic. That’s the only explanation I got in my mind . Truly unbelievable, I hope Russia win the war , and soon the world will be multi- polar , Dominican Republic will have more country to do business with , not just United States, it will be painful at first but at the end it will the best for Dominican Republic. I’m just hope the whole island doesn’t become one big HAITI, << a super failed state .

Ramon Garcia
May 25, 2023 10:01 pm

Never mind these pedophiles dems, they are ruining the US with their woke agendas anyway. Lol.

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Ramon Garcia
May 25, 2023 10:02 pm

Trump 2024

Alfredo
May 27, 2023 1:50 pm

With this guys military background sounds like a perfect CIA plant…

TonyC
June 2, 2023 5:38 pm

Obama tried to send a homosexual ambassador and DR Rightfully refused him. DR standing for religious and social standards.