Tuesday, 16th July 2024

Marcella Liburd bids adieu to US Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela

Saint Kitts and Nevis: Governor General Dame Marcella Liburd GCMG JP bids farewell to US Ambassador to Barbados and the OECS, Linda Taglialatela.

Thursday, 14th December 2023

Gov Gen. Dame Marcella bids adieu to US Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela
St Kitts and Nevis: Governor General Dame Marcella Liburd GCMG JP bids farewell to US Ambassador to Barbados and the OECS, Linda Taglialatela. At a courtesy visit, the dignitaries discussed international relations between St Kitts and Nevis and the United States and exchanged gifts.

Ambassador Taglialatela has served the region for the past eight years with utmost sincerity and outreach to the people of the Federation.

Governor General Liburd congratulated ambassador for her “hard work and tremendous commitment” in enhancing the relations between both the countries during her tenure.

It is to be noted that Liburd and Taglialatela recently celebrated the nation's Independence Day in July and September this year.

Notably, at the beginning of her government career, Taglialatela worked as a management analyst with the Government accountability office. After that, she was transferred to the international audit group, which developed her interest in the State Department and foreign service.

She also worked in the office of Inspector General at the Department of State.

About Linda Taglialatela

Ambassador Taglialatela was honoured with many prestigious awards for her excellent performance. Notably, she received an award for Distinguished Presidential Rank in 2004 and in 2014, she was recognized for the Meritorious Presidential Award.

It is to be noted that she inspected 45 embassies and consulates, evaluated post operations, and provided solutions to improve efficiency in foreign sector.  She even served as Special Assistant to the Inspector General, focusing on strategic planning, congressional affairs and interagency coordination.

While serving as the Department’s Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, Taglialatela is recognized government official as a leader in the Human Resources community. The Ambassador has led the Department’s efforts to transform the HR services which are delivered globally. She also contributed in building the Department’s first-ever HR Service Centre in Charleston, SC.

United States Ambassador to Barbados is a native of New York. She attended the State University of New York in Oneonta, where she completed her  Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. After two years, she received a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.