The first Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis remembered as a very humble man
ZIZ News, April 8, 2011 – Thousands turn out to pay their last respects to the first Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis during a State Funeral Service in Basseterre.
The late Sir Clement Athelston Arrindell, GCMG, GCVO, QC was buried with full military honors following the State Service held at the Wesley Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon attended by local and foreign dignitaries.
Those paying their last respects to Sir Clement were the Governor General Dr. Sir. Cuthbert Montraville Sebastian, Deputy Governor General for Nevis His Honor Mr. Eustace John, Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas and First Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Sir Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds.
The Late Sir Clement Arrindell was remembered as a very quiet, well focused and intelligent man yet very humble.
The Eulogy was delivered by St. Kitts-born Dr. Joseph S. Archibald, distinguished legal luminary resident in the British Virgin Islands; the Scripture Reading by Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Sam Condor and the Epistle by Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
Following the service the procession marched to the Springfield cemetery with the flag draped casket and led by the armed and unarmed units. The late Sir Clement Arrindell was laid to rest following the grave side service, firing of the volley and the playing of the last post and national Anthem of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Sir Clement, a barrister was a Magistrate in St. Kitts and Nevis and the British Virgin Islands and a Judge of the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court.
The service led by the Reverend Dr. Wycherley Gumbs of the Wesley Methodist Church was carried live on ZIZ Radio and Television and streamed live on the Internet.