Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris and Honourable Senator Akilah Byron-Nisbett visited the family of the late Sir Probyn Inniss, MBE today, Sunday, March 12th, 2017, to pay their respects on behalf of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Sir Probyn Inniss, who served as Governor from 1975 to 1981, died today at the age of 80.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to Lady Rosamund Inniss, the wife for some 55 years of His Excellency Sir Probyn Inniss, MBE, and to their three children, Mrs. Angela Inniss-Hodge, Ms. Marcia Inniss and Probyn E. Inniss, Jr., their grandchildren and other family members,” Prime Minister Harris said today.
“The Government and people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis join with them to mourn the tremendous loss of Sir Probyn Inniss whose thumbprint will forever be on the annals of history,” the Honourable Prime Minister added.
Dr. Harris continued: “Sir Probyn rendered distinguished service as a Governor; civil servant; heritage proponent, most notably as the longstanding President of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society; historian; lawyer; preacher in the Methodist Church St. Kitts Circuit; teacher, and writer.”
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis also added that, “Sir Probyn Inniss was a man who made significant contributions to the nation – not for recognition, but for love of country. Sir Probyn was a fitting exemplar of St. Kitts and Nevis’ motto Country Above Self, and he will be deeply, deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.”