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Photo Caption: Former LICA President and WICB Director Mr. Gregory Shillingford presents an award to the first man from Leewards to play for West Indies Elquemedo Willett – (WICB Media photo)

Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 12th 2017 (SKN PULSE): Nevisian Cricketing Hero, Elquemedo Willett will be bestowed with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (MBE) for the New Year’s Honours list on Wednesday, June, 14, 2017 at Government House at 10:00 (am). 

The Investiture Ceremony will be hosted by the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Tapley Seaton. 


The Governor General will confer awards to eight nationals for their contribution to the development of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. 

Willett, the first player from the Leeward Islands to make the West Indies Cricket team will be among seven other nationals who will be awarded. Ms. Vanta Vanta Archibald will also be bestowed with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, (MBE) for her contribution in Education, (Library Services and Community Activity). 


According to an article posted by the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service, (SKNIS), the Companion Star of Merit (C.S.M) will be conferred on Lady Hulda Lawrence for her contribution to the field of music.


The Medal of Honour, (MH) will be awarded to five persons namely: Mrs. Silvia Isaac for her contribution to Nursing; Ms. Clarice Cotton for her contribution to Education and Special Olympics; Mrs. Vanta E. Walters for her contribution to Early Childhood Development; Mrs. Dalia John for contribution to the Public Service in Education; and Mr. Maurice Widdowson for his contribution to Tourism.

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