The first ever Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean was launched on May 6, 2014 at the University Inn and Conference Centre on Circular Road, St. Augustine. The Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean is a joint project between the Government of Trinidad & Tobago and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The University of the West Indies through its Institute of International Relations.
The Diplomatic Academy hosted a closing ceremony on May 13, 2014 to mark the completion of the first module at the University Inn, where 23 participants have successfully concluded their training in modern and contemporary diplomacy. The first module was described as a practical and fulfilling experience. Among these participants was Mr. Muhammad Salim (first male from left) of the Trinidad Saudi Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Muhammad Salim, a language and culture assistant of the Trinidad Saudi Chamber of Commerce, who also has a background in Bio-Medical Engineering successfully completed the first module offered by the Diplomatic Academy. Mr. Salim said that the programme “offered great practical insight about contemporary diplomacy” and that he was thrilled to be among the pioneering students of the Diplomatic Academy.
The TSCC wishes to congratulate Mr. Salim and the entire class for this achievement. We believe that programmes like these will challenge students to lift the standards of diplomacy to new heights.