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SUBJECT: TELECOMMUNICATIONS OFFICER FOR BARBADOS AND THE EASTERN
CARIBBEAN

REF: 10 STATE 17143

1. Jake Aller is the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown point of contact for
telecommunications issues through July 2010. Mr. Aller may be
contacted via email at AllerJC2@state.gov or by telephone at (246)
227-4274. U.S. Embassy Bridgetown covers Antigua and Barbuda,
Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent
and the Grenadines, and is also accredited to Grenada, which has a
one officer mission.

2. Mr. Aller's replacement - Mr. Gregory Floyd - arrives at Post in
August 2010 and will be the new U.S. Embassy Bridgetown point of
contact for telecommunications issues. Mr. Aller's replacement may
be reached via email at Floydga@state.gov or by telephone at (246)
227-4274 after September 1, 2010.

3. Each of our country-specific officers also cover
telecommunications issues for their respective countries. They
should be cc'd on country specific inquiries.

The current lineup of country-specific officers are as follows:

Antigua and St. Kitts/Nevis - Rick Switzer - e-mail:
switzerba@state.gov, telephone (246)-227-4273. Mr. Switzer's
estimated date of departure is August 2011.

Barbados and St. Vincent - Jamal Al-Mussawi - departs post August
2010. Mr. Al-Mussawi can be contacted at (246) 227-4237 or by
e-mail at al-mussawija@state.gov. His replacement - William Couch
- can be reached by e-mail at couchwe@state.gov. Mr. Couch rotates
into the section in September 2010.

Dominica and St. Lucia - D.R. Seckinger, departs post in November
2010. Mr. Seckinger can be contacted at (246) 227-4224 or by
e-mail at seckingerdr@state.gov. His replacement - Andrea S.
Hillyer - can be reached by e-mail at hillyeras@state.gov. Ms.
Hillyer arrives in the Fall, actual arrival date to be confirmed.

Grenada PO - Bernie Link - should be contacted for Grenada-specific
inquiries. He can be contacted at (473) 407-2495, e-mail:
linkbe@state.gov. His TOD is through 2012.

Post's Commercial/Economic/Political Assistant - Jonelle Watson -
also covers telecommunications issues, and should be cc'd on all
incoming telecommunications-related correspondence. She can be
contacted at (246) 227-4052, e-mail: watsonjm@state.gov.

Political/Econ Section Chief, Ian Campbell departs post In July,
2010. He can be reached at 246-227-4271 or campbelli@state.gov.
His replacement Brian Greaney arrives in August, 2010 and can be
reached via e-mail at greaneybe@state.gov.
HARDT

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