Five Recognized for contributions in moving St. Kitts and Nevis forward
Basseterre, St. Kitts (SKNIS) — Five citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis have been recognized as 2014 National Honours Award recipients for their contributions to the development of the twin-island Federation.
Leonie James, a retired educator, was awarded the Star of Merit for her work in the establishment of the Early Childhood Education Programme which has blossomed into a model for many Caribbean countries.
For his commitment and service as a science and mathematics teacher, Clement Williams was awarded the Star of Merit, while Dr. Milton Whittaker was awarded a Star of Merit for his service in education, science and research.
Venetta Henry, a retired nurse and family planning coordinator, was the recipient of the Medal of Honour for service in nursing and Dawud Byron was awarded a Medal of Honour for his contributions in journalism. All of the awardees were also recognized for their outstanding community involvement.
The National Honours Awards programme recognizes citizens for their contributions in nation building and solicits recommendations from the general public annually. Nominations are reviewed by an awards committee and forwarded for the formal recommendation.
His Excellency the Governor General presents the award on the recommendation of the Right Honourable Prime Minister. The awards are a part of the annual Independence celebrations.