It was a sad moment for the family as they witnessed the flight landing at the RLB International Airport, carrying the body of their loved and cherished husband, father, uncle and to others, a friend and colleague.
As the body made its way to be processed by the Customs department, Dr. Warner’s wife stood, with family members, with careful and quiet watch, no doubt in deep reflection.
Dr. Warner is reported to have died in Trinidad where he was flown recently for medical attention, after a brief hospitalization here in St. Kitts, at the Joseph N France Hospital, suffering from what some claim were problems associated with his kidneys.
As news of Dr. Warner’s demise spread throughout St. Kitts, there was an instant outpouring of support for the family as residents used the channels of local radio talk shows to express their sorrow and to praise the former Permanent Secretary and OECS High Commissioner to Canada, for his recent contributions as a host of the Wednesday morning edition of VOICES, heard on WINN FM radio.
Many listeners credited Dr. Warner for helping to educate them about the constitution of St. Kitts & Nevis, the workings of government, diplomacy, economic developments and freedom of association and expression.
Tributes have also come in from the nation’s Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas and leader of the main opposition party, Mr. Lindsay Grant. Both praised Dr. Warner for his service to the Federation and the Caribbean.
No date has been finalized for the funeral service but in the meantime, Dr. Warner’s remains are being accommodated at the Mackie Hazel Memorial Funeral Home in Basseterre.