Charlestown, Nevis – Deputy Governor-General for Nevis, Mrs. Hyleta Liburd, is one of four persons from the federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, to make it to the Queen’s New Year honours list for 2020.
Mrs. Hyleta Liburd was awarded as Officer of the Most Excellent Order-OBE. She was honoured for her contribution to the Public Service. Her Honour Mrs Liburd is presently the Deputy Governor-General for Nevis and previously served as an Educator whose career spanned over thirty-nine years of experience in the field. She is a former Principal Education Officer, Education Officer, Headteacher and Classroom Teacher. She also serves as a Church School Teacher, Youth Choir Director and Youth Fellowship leader.
The other three individuals making the list are Kittitians Mrs. Josephine Huggins, Dr Leroy Richardson, and Dr N Analdo Bailey.
Mrs. Josephine Huggins was awarded the Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George – CMG, for distinguished Public Service. Mrs Huggins is presently the Cabinet Secretary being the first female Cabinet Secretary and served for many years as a public servant both in Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines including service as a Customs and Excise Officer and Assistant Comptroller of Income Tax. Mrs Huggins has had an illustrious career in entrepreneurship and also served as Chair of the Police and Public Service Commissions.
Dr. Leroy Richardson was awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for his contribution to medical services. Dr Richardson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology) from City University of New York (Medgar Evers College), Brooklyn New York, (Class of 1976). He obtained his Doctor of Medicine Degree (MD) from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, USA and in 1985 held a Family Practice Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr Richardson has been in private practice from 1986 to the present and has served as District Medical Officer (1986-1996), Medical Officer, Mary Charles Hospital, Molyneux and Medical Officer of Her Majesty’s Prison and the Cardin Home (1996 to 2007).
Dr Analdo Bailey also received an MBE award for his contribution to banking and the financial sector. Dr Bailey is a former Chief Executive Officer (C. E.O) of Eastern Caribbean Institutional Banking and Financial Services. He is a career banker and is presently Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank. In addition to his forty-five (45) plus years in the field of banking and finance, he is involved in Real Estate Development Education and Human and Organizational Development.