Prime minister extends condolences to soldier’s family

MyVueNews Staff-writer

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 16th April, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris extended condolences to the family of the late Private Kechel Pemberton, on behalf of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Private Kechel was a victim of an accident in which the car he was a passenger collided with a pole. The incident occurred Friday, 13th April, on the Island Main Road near the Brimstone Hill road junction.

The 26-year-old member of the St. Kitts-Nevis Defence Force and its drum corps, started his military career in December 2009. He had received awards for Best in Pistol Shot, Best at Skill at Arms, Most Disciplined Recruit, and in addition to these accolades he formed part of the Best Syndicate.

The Prime Minister’s words of condolence were also extended to the men, women, officers and command of the Defence Force.

Commenting on the untimely loss of Private Pemberton, Prime Minister Harris said, “The national security community is a close-knit one, so this is a loss being felt deeply by the men and women who served with Private Pemberton – their friend, colleague and brother-in-arms.”

Prime Minister Harris continued, “May his family and everyone else who loved him be of good courage and find comfort and strength by trusting in God’s grace, love, mercy and plan for each and every one of us.”