(ZIZ News) – Former Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, Sir Dr. Cuthbert Sebastian GCMG, OBE, celebrated his 94th birthday today (Thursday October 22nd).
Family, friends and well wishers including present Governor General, S.W. Tapley Seaton C.V.O, Q.C., J.P. came together to wish the former statesman a happy birthday.
Sir Cuthbert served as St. Kitts and Nevis’ second Governor-General from 1996 to 2013. He was appointed in 1995 and sworn in on 1 January 1996.
He said being given the opportunity to serve as the Queen’s Representative was the biggest accomplishment of his career.
“The most important incident was when I was asked to be Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis. That is what I liked most of all. I was very pleased and satisfied and tried my best to do all that I could,” he stated.
Sir Cuthbert used the opportunity to reflect on his illustrious career, which saw him serving a stint as Chief Medical Officer in the 1980s.
“I worked in the hospital after I was a pupil teacher. I left that and worked in the hospital as a Learner Dispenser and then after that, I qualified and became a Senior Dispenser at the hospital and I became the Steward at the hospital, which is really the Hospital Administrator. After that, I decided I wanted to go and study medicine,” he explained.
Sir Cuthbert attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he studied medicine and graduated in 1958, with a MDCM Degree to become a surgeon.
In honour of reaching that milestone, Sir Cuthbert was presented with a plaque from the Ministry of Social Services, as it continues to observe the Month of Older Persons throughout October.