St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The country’s first Prime Minister Dr. Sir Kennedy Simmonds, will be conferred with the award of National Hero in an Investiture at Government House next week. He was awarded the Order on Independence Day last year (September 16, 2015).
Founded in 1998, the Order of the National Hero is the highest order of merit awarded by the government of Saint Kitts and Nevis
Recipients of the Order are bestowed with the honourific "The Right Excellent."
Robert Llewellyn Bradshaw, the first Premier of Saint Kitts and Nevis, who was named the country’s first National Hero in 1998. In 2004 the nation’s second Premier C.A. Southwell and politician and trade union leader Sir Joseph Nathaniel France were named to the Order. Simeon Daniel, the first Premier of Nevis was bestowed with the honour in 2013.
Governor-General Sir S. W. Tapley Seaton will hold an Investiture on the Ground of Government House on Tuesday morning (June 28, 2016).
Other Awards to be conferred at the ceremony are: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) to Mr. Keith Ian Scarborough, for his contribution to our cultural development and Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) to Ms. Clarita Richards for
services to Education, Music and Public Administration.
The Orders of the British Empire were awarded in the 2016 New Year's Honour List.