Photo – High Commissioner His Excellency Cedric Harper
By: Staff Writer
St. Kitts and Nevis’ Resident High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Mr. Cedric Harper died yesterday, (Wednesday).
According to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E Harper was appointed to this high position following his impressive and long-standing service in the discipline of Education. He served both islands in the capacity as Assistant Teacher at the then Basseterre Boys School and served as the Prinicpal at the Gingerland High School.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Premier of Nevis, Mark Brantley and former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Denzil Douglas have both expressed their sympathies.
Via a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brantley remarked that, “Harper was an intellectual, but more than that, he was a kind soul, who had a deep love for his native country and Jamaica. He said, “the Ministry has lost a fountain of not only knowledge, but also inspiration.”
In a brief comment, St. Kitts and Nevis former Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas said, “I am extremely saddened on learning of the passing of our distinguished and long serving diplomat.”
Dr. Douglas expressed condolences to family members and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its sincere condolences to his children, Adrienne and Douglas, his cousin Ms Sylvia Manning and his two surviving sisters, Dora Stevens and Myrtle Heath in Antigua and Barbuda.