In what has become a tradition, the occasion of National Heroes Day, (Thursday 16 September), was used to announce this year’s recipients of the prestigious awards. Those identified as the 2010 National Honour Awardees were Spencer Howell, Dr. Eugene Amory and Analdo Richards.
According to a government release, the Dr. Spencer, a Kittitian, has been recognized for his contributions in health and will receive the Medal of Honour. Dr. Amory has been providing health care services to Kittitians and Nevisians, living in the United States, for over 25 years. He is said to have provided free medical treatment to nationals in New York, while at the same time assisting with the transfer of patients from the federation, for treatment in the US.
Analdo Richards will be presented with the Star of Merit, for his long service in education. Mr. Richards, who is originally from Nevis, taught at the St. Paul’s Primary School, Charlestown Boys School, Basseterre Boys School and the then Teachers College in Basseterre. He also served as Inspector of Schools in St. Kitts.
In 1999, Mr. Richards was awarded by the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College for unselfish and dedicated service to education.
The final awardee, Mr. Spencer Howell has been noted for his work in community service. Mr. Spencer, who also hails from Nevis, has served numerous organizations in Nevis, including the Nevis Jaycees, Lions Club and the Nevis Turf & Jockey Club.
His Medal of Honour will also be in support of his work as a founding member and director of the Bank of Nevis.
No date has been set as yet for the actual presentation of medals by the Governor General, Sir Cuthbert Sebastian, at Government House.