Since 2010, the Sandy Point Benevolent Society (SPBS), a not for profit, people focused organization, has honored nationals of St.Kitts-Nevis at home and the diaspora who epitomize unadulterated excellence in the work they do for the advancement of others. The SPBS Gala has fast become a staple celebratory event and organizers are excitedly preparing for the 2015 edition of the much anticipated event which is slated the impressive Maestro’s Banquet Hall, 1703 Bronxdale Avenue, Bronx, NY on September 5, 2015.
This year’s event is being held under the patronage of honoree St.Kitts-Nevis Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Her Excellency Constance V. Mitcham.
HE Mitcham was the first Female Elected Parliamentarian as well as first Female to Act as Prime Minister of the Federation of St.Kitts-Nevis .
The Honorable Contance V. Mitcham, Esq., was born in the town of Sandy Point, St. Kitts. She attended Primary, Senior, and Girl’s High School in St. Kitts. Upon completing High School, she journeyed to England where she completed her Advanced Level GCE subjects and enrolled in Kingston University College of Law from where she graduated with an LL.B with Honors in 1971. In 1972, Miss Mitcham completed her Council of Legal Education at MIddle Temple Inn of Court, in London, England and obntained the Barrister at Law Certificate and was called to the Bar of England and Wales
In 1974, Miss Mitcham returned to the Caribbean and was called to the Bar of several countried and jurisdictions including St. Kitts and Nevis, Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Antigua. She served as High Court Registrar and Chief Magistrate of the BVI. She also served as Supervisor of Elections of the BVI, President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association, country Vice President of the International Federation of Female Lawyers. In 1980 she served as Senior Magistrate in St. Kitts.
In 1982, Miss Constance Mitcham was a member of the St. Kitts and Nevis negotiating team for Independence from Britain and in 1984 was the first woman to be elected to the Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis and served as Minister of Health, WOmen’s Affairs and Labour until 1995, when she retired from active politics.
Today Miss Constance Mitcham is still very active in her legal practice as Founder and Head of the Caribbean Legal firm of Mitcham and Benjamin – Chambers, Basseterre, St. Kitts.
Ms. Mitcham also serves as a Special Advisor of the Prime Minister of St.Kitts-Nevis Dr. Hon Timothy Harris.
According to a release from the SPBS Ms Mitcham is very elated that the Honorable Constance V. Mitcham has kindly consented to offer her Patronage to this auspicious occasion.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Ian Queeley, Research Fellow
(Distinguished Engineer/Scientist) at The Procter and Gamble Company (P&G) Mr. Alrick Warner, Pastor Clive Saunders and the Brimstone Hill Society are the awardees for this year’s gala event.
The Keynote Speaker is the young and dynamic academic and Salem University Hall Director Mr Lerone Joseph.
The $95 event cost will allow for an all-night open bar, free entry in door prize drawings, trinkets, customized with the national colors of St. Kitts and Nevis and a complimentary souvenir magazine printed in celebration of 2015 Gala Event.