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RHONDA KRYSTAL RAMBALLY
He s enjoyed cold Carib beer,
eaten roti and doubles. He loved
dining at Tamnak Thai and before
he returned to Caracas, limed
with friends at Jenny s on the
This year was the first time he
"And it was great," he said.
He s Ambassador Markus-
Alexander Antonietti, Embassy of
Switzerland, whose three-year
appointment ends next month.
"I don t live here, but I am
always coming here," he said.
He speaks several languages and
his English wasn t impeccable but
he expressed himself well.
Antonietti was in T&T two
weeks ago from Caracas for his
farewell visit. He was accredited
from Caracas to different countries
in the region such as Barbados,
Guyana, St Lucia, Grenada and St
He takes up his next mission in
September in Prague, capital of
the Czech Republic.
Switzerland has a population of
close to seven million while T&T s
is 1.3 million.
He said, "Because in most of
the countries we don t have big
colonies or a lot of trade but I
would say after Venezuela, Trinidad
is no doubt the second important
country for us for different rea-
One of them is Nestlé.
Nestlé is a Swiss multinational
nutritional, snack food, and health-
related consumer goods company
headquartered in Vevey, Switzer-
land. It is the largest food company
in the world measured by revenues.
Nestlé Trinidad and Tobago has
operations in Valsayn.
Antonietti spoke about his few
visits to T&T in an interview on
May 14 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Carnival was great
He said he felt guilty that he
only tasted a piece of the Carnival
"It was great. The whole day
and the night...the music, the peo-
ple, the colour, the smell, the ambi-
ence...it was great.
"I got up very, very early and I
saw how people played the steel-
pan and then I was walking in the
street and then I was having a few
cold Caribs during the day and
then we went to the Samba
ground as they say in Brazil, but
here it is the Savannah and watch-
ing and listening to Thank God It s
Friday (SuperBlue s Fantastic Fri-
day.) That s what I did and it was
great. I like the tune. It was a great
Antonietti said in 1962 when
T&T became independent, his
country gave help to the University
of the West Indies for its depart-
ment of international affairs. "We
were sending professors, we were taking
up the curriculum with them, and that
was quite an interesting operation. I
am still reminded, when I do some
visits here, that citizens from here have
had contacts with Swiss professors and
through that we got a certain bond
which up to today is valid."
He visited for a few days and held
Antonietti thinks the presidential
dinner held annually was the finest art
of the British tradition in the region.
In this globalised world of today,
Antonietti said countries can work
together and can do things together.
"For most of the small countries in
the world you need a framework of
rules which allows to compete on an
even level and which allow to be fair
and that s why my country, Switzerland,
is in all the international organisations
and is always interested in clear rules
which allow to make demarcation of
the playing field.
"I think that is very important," he
He said that s what he tried to do
during his stay in the region.
Antonietti said when he was told his
mission was in the Caribbean he had
no idea about it. He had visited the
Dominican Republic but no other island.
He said, "The Caribbean for me was
a kind of...you know you kind of have
an idea...it is the everlasting sun, the
smile of people and I think that s the
idea in a lot of people s minds."
His stay in the region has allowed
him the opportunity to know the people
and to realise there are differences in
"I realised that despite the fact that
it might be a small part of the world
it is still very diverse and they may
have same ideas sometimes, but ways
to get to it may differ.
He said in the three years he got a
very good overview having visited T&T
half a dozen times which was more
than some of his accredited colleagues
He s found it interesting and said he
wanted "to go to the roots" to under-
stand why things are the way they are
and why problems persist.
...Swiss ambassador takes leave after enjoying T&T
Playing by the rules
Swiss Ambassador Markus-Alexander Antonietti, right, shares a light
moment with T&T Olympic gold medallist Keshorn Walcott.
"The Caribbean for me was
a kind of...you know you
kind of have an idea...it is
the everlasting sun, the
smile of people and I think
that's the idea in a lot of
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