Conaree, St.Kitts. September 19, 2015: On the Day of our nation’s birth and in the month in which we celebrate our National Heroes one of our local Sporting legends was honoured by his fellow villagers, the business community and his constituency representative.
Terrance “Fighting Hunks” Hunkins who at one time was Caribbean and commonwealth boxing champion was awarded a brand new Motorised Wheel chair. He suffered a serious injury to his back many years ago that has since left him chair bound. The Brand new piece of equipment was made possible by funds donated by Park Hyatt (Range development) and facilitated by Mr. Micheal Morton .
Also joining Mr. Morton were representatives of the Conaree community council who are working in tandem with the ministry of social development. The Council’s Chairperson Mr. Keithly Phillip Expressed gratitude to Mr. Morton and Range Development, he outlined that the community council will be engaged in multiple activities in an effort to meet some of the needs of the people of Conaree.
The representative for the area the Hon. Eugene Hamilton spoke to the need for a stronger ongoing relationship between government, private sector and private citizens to make more of these sorts of events possible. Hon. Hamilton reminisced on the accomplishments and his personal friendship with Mr. Hunkins whom he referred to as a national Hero. Hon.Eugene Hamilton is one of the representatives for the People’s Action Movement
“Fighting Hunks” who was flanked by his grandchildren and friends expressed his gratefulness for the gift and spoke to how much easier this new chair will make his days and especially thanked Eugene Hamilton for helping to make it possible. One Grandchild named TJ used the opportunity to also thank the representatives for the gift and intimated that this will allow him to spend more time with his Grandfather.