Basseterre, St. Kitts, 21st February, 2018 (MyVueNews.com) – In an Investiture Ceremony held at Government House, Springfield, on 21st February, 2018, eight nationals were presented National Awards having been named during the Independence celebrations of 2017.
St. Kitts & Nevis’ Governor General Sir Tapley Seaton conferred the Companion of The Star of Merit (CSM) and the Medal of Honour to the awardees in recognition of their contribution to the development of the nation.
The Companion of The Star of Merit was awarded to Jacques Cramer for his contribution to Commerce/Public Service; Agnes Morton for her work in the fields of Education and Voluntary Service; Arthur Evelyn for his contribution in Public Service/Community Activism; Calvin Farier for his work in Education/Public Service, and Melvin Edwards for his contribution to Culture/Local and Regional and for International Credit Unionism.
The Medal of Honour was conferred upon Olvis Dyer for her contribution to Education and Community Service; Samuel Powell for his contribution to Agriculture and Music and Elmo Liburd for his contribution to Education and Public Service.
Commending the recipients of the National Awards, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said they exemplified a sustained commitment to the development of the country.
Prime Minister Harris stated, “Today’s Investiture is a culmination of your many years of devoted service, outstanding commitment and leadership in your respective areas of service and expertise. In honouring you, we also pay our respects to those who stood with and by you and allowed you the space, time and support to serve our country faithfully and loyally.”
According to the Prime Minister, the awardees had placed the country above self and were shining examples of the remarkable things that could be done by dedicated individuals.
Also in attendance at Wednesday’s investiture ceremony were Acting Deputy Governor-General for Nevis, Her Honour Marjorie Morton CSM; St. Kitts and Nevis’ only living National Hero, Dr. The Right Excellent and Right Honourable Sir Kennedy Simmonds, as well as members of the Federal Cabinet.