PM Harris says Plans underway to Immortalize Efforts of nationals who contribute to nation building

By: Chaïra Flanders

Plans are underway to immortalize the efforts and contributions of nationals who have contributed to Nation building in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Hon Timothy Harris made the announcement while delivering his commemorative National Heroes Day address on Monday September 16.

He listed the names of those persons deserving of recognition adding that a decision will be made in future to recognize those who have inspired the nation.

“Among these are Kim Collins our sports legend; Kenrick Georges the author and composer of our national anthem, and legendary musician, Elston ‘Ellie Matt’ Nero musician and calypsonian extraordinaire; Keith ‘Kayamba’ Gumbs and Atiba Harris in Sports and we should never forget Zack Nisbett in culture and heritage all for their outstanding contribution to nation building”.

Prime Minister Harris added Mr. Leroy Willett to the list and added that he may “one day make a claim as one of our most outstanding photographers”.

Prime Minister Harris said heroes are essential for the building of a nation despite their religious and or political affiliation whether athletes or entertainers.

The five National Heroes of St. Kitts and Nevis are the Right Excellencies Sir Robert L. Bradshaw, Sir C. A. Paul Southwell, Sir Joseph N. France and Sir Simeon Daniel, as well as the Right Excellent and Right Honourable Sir Kennedy A. Simmonds.

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