His Excellency, Dr. Eugene G. Newry presented his credentials to President Barack Obama in December 2013 appointing him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United States of America. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Newry served as Ambassador/ Permanent Representative of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United Nations.
He was also Ambassador-at-large during 2012.
Ambassador Newry formerly served as Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic from 2002 to 2007.
Additionally, he currently serves as an Alternate Permanent Representative to the 34-Member Organization of American States (OAS).
Prior to his work in the political arena, the multilingual Ambassador’s primary profession was Neurosurgery until 2002.
The Ambassador has had a life-time interest in The Bahamas’ place in the world, specifically in the collaborative aspects of Commerce and self-financing in the Greater Caribbean Region, that he names “Carilateralism”.
He sees The Bahamas as the commercial hub for the Air and Sea Transportation in the direction of business towards the rest of the region, believing that through intraregional crowd funding mechanisms of Carilateralism the region can contribute significantly to the self-funding of its development. Foreign Direct Investment would then be an adjunct to regional efforts and thus retaining a greater degree of psychological autonomy.
His hobbies include farming, classical music, financial projects and the happiness of pursuit ensuing from all these.
Ambassador Eugene G. Newry is married and has four children.