Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris announced yesterday, (Monday 16th September) the names of 17 citizens who will be conferred with national awards for their contribution to nation building.
Harris at the time was speaking at a ceremony held at the National Heroes’ Park in observance of National Heroes Day.
The Governor General, His Excellency, Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, approved the following National recipients of Honours Award, which is consistent with the National Honours Act.
The recipients would be receiving the Medal of Honour and he Companion of the Star of Merit respectively.
The 2019 recipients of the Companion of the Star of Merit, (CSM) are:
Dr Calvin Hazel – for Spiritual Development and Advancement of our People;
Bishop Joseph Henville – for Religion and Community Development;
Mr Erstein Edwards – for Public Service and Diplomacy;
Mr Augustine Merchant – for Agricultural Development in Service to the Nation.
Mr Bruce Skerritt – for Music locally, regionally and internationally.
Twelve nationals will be receiving the Medal of Honour.
Mrs Marilyn Bertie Guishard – for Education and Religion;
Mr Lester Blackett – for Sports;
Mrs Yvette Slack – for Pre-School Education and Community Activism;
Mr Antonio Liburd – for Culture;
Mr Evered (Webbo) Herbert – for Broadcasting;
Mrs Arabella Nisbett – for Farming;
Mrs Earlene Maynard – for Education;
Mr Anthony Evelyn – for Ongoing Efforts to Enhance the Cause of Building Contractors;
Ms Julietta Martin – for Performing Arts (Dance);
Mrs Alice Swanston – for Education and Community Outreach;
Mr Oswald Elliott – for Education;
Mr Michael (Mic Heyliger) Stokes – for Musical Production and Artistry.
During his address, Prime Minister Harris said:
Heroes are important, whether they are political or religious leaders, entertainers, or athletes. They serve a purpose in our society and they help give people hope and provide examples for success.Prime Minister Timothy Harris