New York, NY (May 13, 2013) – The Kittitian American Benevolent Association, KABA, a non-profit, charitable organization comprised primarily of overseas nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis, was officially recognized by the Town of Randolph, a Commonwealth of Massachusetts municipality.
The recognition took the form of an official Town Proclamation recognizing May 5, 2013 as the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Kittitian American Benevolent Association.
The Proclamation states “Whereas, The Town of Randolph recognizes the work of the Kittitian American Benevolent Association (KABA) to contribute to both specific needs and the general care of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis…and the town hereby commends KABA for its humanitarian efforts to keep the spirit of Kittitian and Nevisian philanthropy alive in America.”
The Proclamation was presented by Kittitian national and Massachusetts Town Councilman Kenrick W. Clifton on behalf of the Massachusetts municipality government and was received by Helen Byron-Baker on behalf of KABA. Ms. Byron-Baker expressed her organization’s gratitude to the Randolph Town Council and thanked Councilman Clifton for securing the Proclamation on behalf of the organization.
In response, Councilman Clifton said “for decades KABA has been bringing our nationals together and has been outstanding in its humanitarian service to our homeland. KABA is certainly worthy of this distinction and I am honored to be the sponsor which was unanimously approved by the Town Council.”
The Proclamation was presented during KABA’s 30th anniversary gala held on May 5, 2013. At the gala affair, three nationals were honored namely Jacinth Henry Martin, St. Kitts and Nevis Ambassador to the US, Massachusetts’ Councilman Kenrick W. Clifton and Dr. Stanley Everton Caines, an Associate Cardiologist.