Dr Richard A. Byron-Cox
Dr Richard A. Byron-Cox is Vincentian with wide Caribbean roots. His mother was born on St. Vincent while his father has deep Grenadian roots. Needless to say, his direct family was merely continuing a tradition which set by his grandparents. Indeed Richard Byron-Cox can trace his heritage to at least 5 Caribbean islands.
Dr Byron-Cox is a lawyer specialising in public international law in which he holds his Ph.D. He was educated in the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America and is trained in various other fields including international relations, diplomacy and foreign policy. He is multilingual and is presently an international civil servant with the United Nations Organisation.
Previous to his pursuit of university training, he worked as a primary school teacher and taught in adult education programmes. On returning home from university, Dr. Byron-Cox served in the ministries of legal affairs and foreign affairs in St. Vincent and the Grenadines before moving on to take up his first international appointment. He has been an international civil servant for the last 10 years and presently works in the area of sustainable development.
Dr. Byron-Cox has a passion for writing which began in his early teens starting with poetry. He has written numerous major articles for journals and newspapers on varying subjects of national, regional and international significance. He is a regular contributor to the Searchlight newspaper in St. Vincent. He had his first story, “The Christmas Recitation” air on Radio when he was just 17 years old. “Were Mama’s Tears in Vain?” is his first book, but certainly will not be his last.