NRP to attend a church Service in honor of Nevis’ National Hero

Charlestown, Nevis (Friday, May 26, 2017)-Members and friends of the NRP will attend a church service in memory of Nevis’ First Premier and National Hero, The Right Excellent Sir, Dr. Simeon Daniel on Sunday, May, 29th, they will worship at the St. Thomas’ Anglican Church from 10:30am.

The Church service will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony led by the Executive Board and friends of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the passing of the “Father of Modern Nevis”, Dr. Daniel.

The church service will be led by Fr. Smithen and in attendance will be widow of Dr. Daniel, Lady Shiela Daniel and other members of the Daniel family.

“Dr. Simeon Daniel, A National Hero and a man of honor brought Nevis into a day of progress and growth. He along with the Nevis Reformation Party team of the day crafted stepping stones to move Nevis forward and it is important for this man of vision to be honored,” said the Former Premier of Nevis and Leader of the Nevis Reformation Party, Hon. Joseph Parry.

The Right Excellent Sir Simeon Daniel—teacher, lawyer and politician was born on August 22, 1934 at Barnes Ghaut Village in Saint Thomas Parish on the Island of Nevis. He was one of six children born to farmers Joseph (Job) Daniel and Melvina Archer Daniel.

Daniel became a successful lawyer and businessman and quickly emerged as one of the nation’s political leaders. In 1970, Simeon Daniel was asked to lead the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) which he headed for 22 years. As a result of the relationship of NRP/PAM, Daniel served in the crucial positions of Minister of Nevis Affairs from 1980 to 1983 and Premier and Minister of Finance after Independence in 1983. Two years later he helped to establish the Bank of Nevis.

Daniel received a number of awards and accolades including the Albert Einstein Bronze Medal for Peace in 1987, the International Order of Merit Medal in 2000, the Hands and Hearts for Nevis Award in 2004, and The International Biographic Centre Hall of Fame in 2005.

On May 27, 2012, 77-year-old Simeon Daniel died at his Nevis home after a long struggle with cancer.

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