Deputy Permanent Secretary
Mr. Freddie Cleveland Tucker began his Public Service Career in January 1979 as a Trainee Customs Officer within the Ministry of Finance. In July of 1988, Mr. Tucker transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the rank of Trainee Executive Officer serving in the Political and Technical Assistance Divisions up until being posted in August 1990 to The Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations, New York, at the rank of Third Secretary. For the period 1990-1996, Mr. Tucker was The Bahamas’ principle representative on the First (Disarmament & International Security) and Fourth (Decolonization & Special Political) Committees of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He also served as The Bahamas’ principle representative on the United Nations Disarmament Commission during the aforementioned period.
Mr. Tucker’s other overseas postings include: The Bahamas High Commission, Ottawa, Canada (1996-1998) at the rank of Second Secretary; Acting Consul General, The Bahamas Consulate General, Hong Kong SAR (2002-2004); Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations (2007-2008) at the rank of Counselor and Head of Chancery and principle representative on the Fifth (Budget & Administration) Committee of the UNGA and Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Washington, D.C (2011-2013) at the rank of Counselor and Head of Chancery. Mr. Tucker also served as Bahamas Alternate Representative to the Organization of American States (2011-2013) and Chargé d’ Affaires and Interim Representative, Embassy of The Bahamas Washington, D.C./Organization of American States (August 2012-April 2013). Mr. Tucker currently holds the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, and is Head of the Americas Division. Mr. Tucker also serves as National Coordinators for The Bahamas in the OAS Summit of the Americas process and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), respectively.
Mr. Tucker has represented The Bahamas at a number of bilateral, international and summit meetings and conferences during his Foreign Service Career including: the United Nations General Assembly; the General Assembly of the Organization of American States; the Caribbean Community (CARICOM); the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs; the 6th Regular Session of the Inter-American Committee on Terrorism; the Fifth and Sixth Summits of the Americas; 40th Session of the United Nations Committee on Programme and Coordination; and meetings of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
Mr. Tucker has degrees in History and International Relations from Florida International University and a Post Graduate Certificate in International Trade Law from the University of Miami Graduate School of International Studies. Mr. Tucker is also the recipient of two OAS Fellowship Awards; and received diplomatic training in Japan (1989), Chile (1993) and Peoples Republic of China (2010).
Mr. Tucker is single and enjoy music, art and reading.
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