The late Ivan Charles Buchanan CBE, JP, who served as Speaker of the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly from 1985 to 1995, will receive an official funeral next week on the day he would have turned 98 years old.
The Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the life and legacy of the longest-serving Speaker of the National Assembly will be held on Monday, January 28th, 2019. It will take place at the Wesley Methodist Church located on Seaton Street just off of Victoria Road in Basseterre, St. Kitts. The start time is 10:00am.
“Ivan Buchanan CBE, JP made an indelible imprint on the fabric of our country, rendering outstanding service that spanned more than half a century,” Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris said last week while reflecting on his remarkable life.
Prime Minister Harris also said, “For a defining decade, Ivan Buchanan CBE, JP expertly presided over the esteemed chamber as a generation of trailblazing lawmakers introduced and passed substantive bills that changed the landscape of St. Kitts and Nevis for the better.”
The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis continued, “Our country will forever be inspired by his deep commitment to nation-building, which saw him also make enduring contributions to the fields of education and public health, the public service in general as a Member of the Public Service Commission, as well as to the banking and insurance industry as a Director of the National Bank Group of Companies.”
The Prime Minister’s tribute in writing to the late Ivan Charles Buchanan CBE, JP will be published in the funeral booklet.
The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis extends heartfelt condolences, and those of the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, to his wife Mrs. Beatrice Buchanan and children.