BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - The UN General Assembly has voted 128 to 9 to adopt a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Barbados was among those countries to vote against Trump. That is despite the US President threatening to cut billions of dollars in aid to countries that dared to defy him.
Those from the Caribbean abstaining from the vote included, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.
"As you consider your vote, I want you to know that the President and US take this vote personally," Nikki Haley said. "The President will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us. We will take note of each and every vote on this issue."
On Tuesday night, Haley tweeted that: "At the UN we're always asked to do more & give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American ppl, abt where to locate OUR embassy, we don't expect those we've helped to target us. On Thurs there'll be a vote criticizing our choice. The US will be taking names."
On Thursday evening after the vote, Haley further tweeted that: "America will put our embassy in #Jerusalem...No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that. But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the @UN, and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN."
The Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations is in charge of the Barbados's diplomatic mission to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, United States of America. The current office holder is Keith Hamilton Lewellyn Marshall. (2015.04.22.– present).
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Marshall was a member of this country's Senate. Between 1961 and 2010, he served in various capacities in the banking and insurance sectors at the national and international levels.
Mr. Marshall has also been actively involved in this country's sporting, philanthropic and community organizations.
He was educated at Harrison's College in Barbados, Barclays Bank Management College in Sussex, and the Chartered Institute of Bankers in London.