Biden to nominate Perry as first Jamaican-born ambassador to Jamaica

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Following United States Senate Majority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer’s push and continued support, President Joe Biden announced on Wednesday his intent to nominate a veteran New York legislator as the first Jamaican-born Ambassador to Jamaica.

The White House said in a statement that New York State Assemblyman N. Nick Perry is the president’s “nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Jamaica.”

Perry represents the predominantly Caribbean 58th Assembly District in Brooklyn, comprising the neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Canarsie and Brownsville.

The White House said Perry, who has served for three decades as an assemblyman in the New York State Legislature, is currently the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the New York State Assembly and a Regional Vice Chairman of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

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