“I consider this work an excellent, comprehensive manual for new and practicing diplomatic officers and I applaud the authors for their foresight in producing it. This Handbook should become essential reading for diplomats as it covers matters that appear simple on the surface but indeed are very critical to the successful execution of one’s job as a diplomat.”

– Keith Franklin, G.C.M.,
Former Ambassador of Barbados to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela;
Former Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office; and
Retired Cabinet Secretary, Government of Barbados, W.I.


“This Handbook for Heads of Mission is well thought out, clearly written, very timely, correctly sequenced and will prove to be both practical and useful.”

– Mervyn I Assam
Former High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Kingdom
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with responsibility for Trade and Industry


“A crash course in diplomacy and the use of its tools!  Gives one a practical understanding of the weighty nature of the post of Head of Mission. This Handbook not only emphasizes the importance of understanding that this responsibility is full-time but also the importance of the need to prepare adequately for this responsibility.  Through the comprehensive way in which the authors have dealt with the diplomatic process, it is a handbook which greatly contributes to ensuring that a Head of Mission is “adequately equipped for the leadership role in the delivery of desired national outcomes….”

– Sonia Johnny
Attorney at Law
Former Ambassador of St Lucia to the United States of America