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R 221906Z MAY 06
FM AMEMBASSY KINGSTON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 2853
UNCLAS KINGSTON 001006
DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CAR (BENT)
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREL PGOV OAS JM SUBJECT: GOJ REQUESTS SUPPORT FOR RE-ELECTION OF JUSTICE LLOYD ELLIS TO JSCA
REF: BARBIAN - BENT 5/16 FAX
1. This is an action request. See paragraph 3.
2. On May 1, Embassy received via diplomatic note dated April 27, the following request to support the re-election of Justice Lloyd Ellis to the Board of Governors of the Justice Studies Center of the America's (JSCA). Text of note and accompanying C.V. for Ellis faxed to WHA/CAR (Ref).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America, and has the honour to inform that the Government of Jamaica has presented the candidature of Justice (retired) Lloyd B. Ellis for re-election to the Board of Governors of the Justice Studies Center of the America's (JSCA), at elections to be held during the 36th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, 4th-7th June 2006 in the Dominican Republic.
Justice Ellis has had a distinguished career in the fields of law and legal education and served for many years as Puisne (High Court) Judge and Senior Puisne Judge in the Supreme Court of Jamaica. Justice Ellis is currently the head of the Police Public Complaints Authority and Associate Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School. A copy of his Curriculum Vitae is attached.
Justice Ellis has served on the Board of Governors of the JSCA since 2003 and the Government of Jamaica is confident that he will continue to give valuable service to the Board.
The Government of Jamaica is requests (sic) the support of the Government of the United States for the candidature of Justice Ellis, which has been endorsed by the Caribbean Community.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade avails itself of the opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States, the assurances of its highest consideration.
3. Action request: Request Department guidance on how to respond to the GOJ's diplomatic note. JOHNSON