Former Politician/Businessman Uhral Swanston Dead at 86

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Mr. Uhral St. Clair Swanston has died at the age of 86.

Uhral Swanston, a founding stalwart of the NRP whose DNA is indelibly etched in the architecture of Modern Day Nevis served as the Parliamentary Representative for Nevis 3 (St. George).

Mr. Swanston served as Minister of Communications, Works, Public Utilities, and Posts in the first Nevis Island Administration.

Outside of politics, Mr. Swanston was a businessman. Back in the day, he operated a supermarket in Zion and a convenient store in Charlestown.

In 2021, Swanston was awarded the Companion of the Star of Merit for his contribution towards the Social and Economic Development of Nevis at a National Heroes’ Day parade and ceremony held at National Heroes Park on September 16.

The stretch of road from Market Shop to the bottom of Zion in Gingerland, (Uhral St. Clair Swanston Highway) was renamed in his honour back in 2010.

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