Joseph Mondello

New US Ambassador coming 'fairly soon'

Newly-selected US Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello, who was confirmed at the end of June, expects to finally take up his duties in the Caribbean islands this month.

“Fairly soon,” he said in an interview with the Long Island Newsday.

“I don’t have a date certain yet.”

Mondello, who served 35 years as the county’s GOP leader, said he received his diplomatic passports and visas last week and was awaiting final documentation from Washington before departing Long Island.

Trump's nominee for US Ambassador to T&T faces Senate Committee next week

The man nominated to become the next United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago, Joseph Mondello, will appear before a U.S. Senate hearing on June 13, the Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday.

Mondello, the former Nassau County Republican chairman, who stepped down on May 24 from the powerful party post that he held for 35 years, will be one of three of President Donald Trump’s nominees to appear before the panel chaired by Senator Marco Rubio.