Her Excellency Verna Mills is currently the Chargé d’affaires a.i. at the Embassy of St. Kitts and Nevis in Havana, Cuba with the substantive post of Counsellor. This new posting comprises an important personal dimension for Ms. Mills, as Cuba is the country where she successfully completed her undergraduate degree in Philology at the Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba.
Mrs. Mills joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Basseterre in 2005 and served as a Foreign Service Officer with responsibility for the Latin American desk. She has represented St. Kitts and Nevis in many regional and international fora, including OECS, CARICOM, CELAC, OAS and the UN. She participated in a number of diplomatic exchange programmes in several countries including Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Germany.
Before starting her career in the Foreign Service, Mrs. Mills worked briefly at the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank Ltd., the then St. Christopher Heritage Society and the St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board.
She furthered her studies at the Diplomatic School of Spain where she earned a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations. Mrs. Mills’ interests include public international law, protocol procedures, travel, foreign languages and development cooperation.
Mrs. Mills was born in 1978 on the island of St. Kitts to Ms. Alice Morris and Mr. Vernon Gittens. She was nurtured in the community of Tabernacle where she completed her elementary education. Soon after, she attended the Cayon High School then later graduated from the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College before moving on to university.