St Kitts and Nevis: Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew, on National Heroes Day, Thursday, September 16, 2023, honoured their national heroes and recognized their legacy to work for the sustainability of the nation and its people. The Prime Minister also contemplates their never-ending dedication to serving their country.
As per the Update, To mark and celebrate National Heroes Day 2023, on Thursday, Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew highlighted their national heroes: Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, the Former Chief Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Caleb Azariah Paul Southwell; First Dominican Chief Minister of St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbeans, Simeon Daniel; the first Premier of Nevis, Joseph Nathaniel France; General Secretary for St. Kitts and Nevis Trades and Labour Union, Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds; The first Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis.
He highlighted their efforts and legacies to grow sustainably and work effectively to build a developed nation and transform people’s lives.
Prime Minister Dr Terrance, to mark these leader’s efforts on National Heroes Day, in his official social media handle, added, “Today we honour our National Heroes, Sir Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, Sir Caleb Azariah Paul Southwell, Sir Joseph Nathaniel France, Sir Simeon Daniel, and Sir Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds, our only living National Hero.”
“These heroes’ legacies remind us that faith knows no bounds. They urge us to see failures not as setbacks but as possibilities to expand sustainably, develop maturely, and construct resiliency. As they did, we too can change our lives and our nation.”
Further, he also honoured them for demonstrating their commitment to building the nation through their various passions and fields of expertise.
“On this National Heroes Day, I challenge each of us to recognize the hero within ourselves,” he quoted.
In Conclusion, the Prime Minister emphasized the importance of remaining kind and empathetic and remarked, “We can all be heroes in our daily lives, not through grand gestures alone, but through simple acts of kindness, empathy, and being our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.”