By: Staff Writer
The body of Nevis’ former Premier, His Excellency Ambassador Vance Winkworth Amory arrived in Nevis today, Friday 22 April from St. Kitts.
Amory’s body lay in state at the National Assembly Chambers, Government Headquarters in Basseterre on Thursday and Friday.
The Ambassador’s body was then transported to Nevis via a private vessel under military guard, accompanied on the seas by two coastguard vessels.
Members of the military escorted the casket, draped with the flag of St. Kitts and Nevis, from the vessel onto the pier, where they were greeted by Mr. Amory’s wife, Vernita, and a NIA delegation along with Hon. Cleone Stapleton-Simmonds, the lone opposition member.
The casket carrying the body of the late Ambassador was placed in a hearse and taken to Elliott’s Funeral Home.
His Excellency Amory passed on Wednesday, April 02, 2022 while in the United Kingdom. His body was returned to the Federation on April 20.
Amory devoted much of his adult life to serving his country, his people and the principles for which it stands.
His Excellency the Governor-General, Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton declared an Official Mourning Period in observance of Mr. Amory’s passing to run from April 20 to April 30, 2022.
The former Premier will be afforded a state funeral at the Elquemedo Willett Park on Saturday, April 30, 2022.