PM Browne conveys condolences to St Kitts and Nevis

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Excellency:

On behalf of the people and Government of Antigua and Barbuda, I express heartfelt sympathies to the people and Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, and to the family of His Excellency Ambassador Vance Amory on his passing, on this day.

Though the friendship between our two states has always been very close, the comity between Premier Vance Amory and me has been extraordinarily warm. In many ways, I regarded him as the embodiment of the best of St. Kitts and Nevis. He was an outstanding cricketer who played for his island and also for the Leeward Islands Team. Vance was a politician and statesman who brought a well-honed intellect to his assigned tasks. As a parliamentarian and Government Minister, he excelled at the portfolios assigned to him.

H.E. Ambassador Vance Amory made significant contributions to the growth and development of St. Kitts and Nevis. He was very well cultured, a very respectful diplomat and Minister. I have always held him in very high regard and with much admiration.

St. Kitts and Nevis has lost a great son, and the region has suffered an irreplaceable loss. May the ancestors welcome him into their arms, offering eternal rest and peace.

I avail myself, Excellency, of this opportunity to renew to you assurances of my highest regards.

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