Prime Minister Received Courtesy Call from New US Consul General James R. Moore

Looking Froward to Continued ties with the United States of America

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams received a courtesy visit from the new US Consul General to the Dutch Caribbean James R. Moore.


James R. Moore as the new Consul General and Chief of Mission to Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten. Moore, who holds the rank of Minister Counselor, assumed has duties as US Consulate General and Chief of Mission in late June.


Photocaption: Prime Minister Wescot-Williams and Consul General James R. Moore (right) with Interim Head of the Department of Foreign Relations Khalilah Peters and Attaché Wilhelmus Remy


Moore is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with nearly 30 years of experience as a US diplomat. In his previous position, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia from 2010-2013, he was responsible for US public diplomacy and public affairs initiatives in that region, to which he travelled frequently from Washington DC. He has held high-level positions in US embassies and consulates in several critical areas of the world. The new consul has served twice in South America. As Public Affairs Officer and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Quito, Ecuador from 1999 to 2002, he was extensively involved in counter-narcotics efforts in the region.

The Prime Minister commented that she looked forward to a continued close working relationship with the Consul General in realizing closer ties and stronger cooperation between St. Maarten and the United States of America

The incoming American consul earned a Master’s degree in international relations from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC and a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Colby College in Maine.