Justin Sun Stripped of Ambassadorial Status by Grenada Government
In a surprising turn of events, Grenada has reportedly recalled all of its diplomats following the June 2022 election, in which the party supporting Justin Sun, the founder of Tron, was ousted, according to the Grenada Broadcasting Network (GBN).
GBN reported that Sun has been stripped of his ambassadorial status after the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the party in power, was overthrown by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) during the mid-year election.
All ambassadors were reportedly recalled early in the government’s tenure. However, Sun does not appear to have publicly acknowledged his removal from office. Notably, this news comes after weeks of speculation on social media that Sun may have lost access to his login information.
Sun was appointed as ambassador to the World Trade Organization by the Grenadian government in 2021, and since taking office, he has been self-promoting his credentials and referring to himself as “His Excellency” in interviews and on social media.
His last tweet on his @HEjustinsun ambassadorial Twitter account was in October 2022. However, he still lists “HE” (indicating ambassadorial status) in his personal Twitter profile. Currently, Sun has not indicated any signs of being dismissed as ambassador to Grenada.
Officials from Grenada’s foreign office and some government media representatives have also not disclosed any details about whether Sun is still serving as an ambassador or not.
The recall of all diplomats by Grenada after the NDC’s defeat in the June 2022 election is a significant move that raises questions about the country’s foreign policy direction under the new government. It remains unclear whether Sun will be reinstated or replaced by a new ambassador.
Meanwhile, the Tron founder’s social media presence and self-promotion raise questions about the appropriateness of an ambassador using their position to promote their personal brand. The situation also underscores the importance of transparency and accountability in government appointments and the need to avoid appointing individuals based solely on their celebrity status.
As AZCoin News reported, Justin Sun is facing legal action from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over accusations of selling and disseminating unregistered securities, committing fraud, and manipulating the market. The lawsuit is related to Sun’s alleged involvement in the unregistered sale and offer of two cryptocurrency securities named “TRX” and “BTT”. Sun reportedly utilized multiple companies that he owns and controls, including Tron Foundation Limited, BitTorrent Foundation Ltd., and Rainberry, Inc., to distribute billions of TRX and BTT to the public and establish active secondary markets for trading them.
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