Celebrating The Lives Of Our Forefathers
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Today May 23, 2018, marks the 40th anniversary of the death of St. Kitts and Nevis’ first National Hero, second Chief Minister, first Premier and father of St. Kitts and Nevis’, The Rt. Excellence Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw.
At 11:30 p.m. on May 23, 1978, Premier Bradshaw, who was originally from St. Paul’s, passed away at his home at Fortlands, at the age of 61.
Earlier this month on May 18, marked the 39th anniversary of the passing of Mr. Bradshaw’s successor, the Rt. Excellent Sir Calem Azariah Paul Southwell.
Dominica born Premier Southwell, a former Chief Minister, died on may 18th 1979 at the age of 66 in St. Lucia.
His passing came shortly after he chaired a historic meeting of Eastern Caribbean leaders where a decision was made to institutionalise the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Former Premier of St. Kitts and Nevis, United Nations Ambassador and legal luminary, His Excellency Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore, died on May 6, 2000, at the age of 61. He was born on February 15, 1939, in Middle Island.
Former parliamentarian, government minister and trade unionist, the Rt. Excellent Sir Joseph Nathaniel France, born in Mount Lilly, Nevis, on September 16, 1907, died at the age of 89 on may 21, 1997 in St. Kitts.
In four days on May 27, the passing of former Premier of Nevis, the Right Excellent Sir Simeon Daniel will be marked as well.
Sir Simeon died at his Nevis home at the age of 78 in 2012. He was born on August 22, 1934, at Barnes Ghaut Village in St. Thomas in Nevis.