O’Neil Baugh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade appointed Attorney Denzil D. McKenzie to the post of Honorary Consul of Jamaica. In his role as Honorary Consul, Mr. McKenzie will I will be the local representative of the Jamaican Government and will assist with trade and investments inquiries, passports, visas, issues involving the immigration status of Jamaicans and other matters affecting the Jamaican community.
“This is a great honor and I look forward to continuing my service to Jamaica as its Honorary Consul for Boston. This will be a demanding assignment and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead”, says Mr. McKenzie who is the founder and Managing Partner of McKenzie & Associates, PC, one of the oldest African American law firms in Boston.
Mr. McKenzie is a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica’s second largest city. Jamaica is a vibrant democratic nation situated in the Caribbean. It is member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Jamaica achieved its independence from the United Kingdom in 1962. The capital and commercial center is Kingston. The United States is one of Jamaica’s largest trading partners.
As Honorary Consul, Mr. McKenzie hopes to further strengthen the links between Jamaica and New England in such the areas as economic development, trade, and culture.
Mr. McKenzie succeeds Dr. Kenneth Guscott who served in the post since 1992.
A successful business and trial attorney, Mr. McKenzie began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University School of Law. In November of 2004, Boston Magazine named Mr. McKenzie to the list of Massachusetts “Super Lawyers.” Today Mr. McKenzie maintains an active practice in the areas of business law, civil litigation, and probate and estate planning.
The office of the Honorary Consul will be housed at 183 State Street, Suite 6, Boston, Massachusetts 02109. The telephone number of the Consulate is: (617)-778-0021 and 0022.