Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Erasmus Williams has indicated that Prime Minister of the Federation, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has been informed of Sir Clement’s passing.
Mr. Williams said Prime Minister Douglas expressed his “deep sadness and sincere condolences” and further indicated that PM Douglas – who is in Canada on official business – will issue a full statement shortly.
Sir Clement, who was also served as the last Governor of St. Kitts and Nevis, post-independence from 1980 to 1983 was sworn in as Governor General on September 18th 1983 upon independence and served until his retirement in 1996.
Before this, Sir Clement, a barrister was a magistrate in St. Kitts and Nevis and the British Virgin Islands and a judge of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court.
(This article was written with content incorporated from a CUOPM press release)