BIOGRAPHY: Elmo Liburd- Star of Merit Award Recipient 2017
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Mr Elmo Wesley Liburd, born on 5 June, 1941 to Mr Donald Liburd aud Mrs Franseka Rawlins-Liburd.
Mr Liburd entered the Public Service on 1 January, 1959 as a Teacher, Education Department. In January, 1961, he was promoted as an Assistant Teacher. On several occasions, Mr Liburd has been appointed to act as Headteacher – For the period 1 st September to December, 1970 at the New River School, for the academic year 1971 to 1972 at Prospect and again for the period 26th April to 25 th June, 1976. Mr Liburd taught until 15th May, 1980. On 16th May, 1980, Mr Liburd was transferred, on promotion to the Ministry of Nevis Affairs as an Assistant Secretary. He had various responsibilities such as:-
1. To be responsible for all projects which fell under Communications,
Works and Public Utilities.
2, The effective running of the Government Repair Shop,
3. Compiling development projects assigned to him, 4. To keep in close contact with Nevis Local Council and to be involved in their meetings and discussions from time to time.
In October, 1983, Mr Liburd was again transferred, on promotion as Senior Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing, Labour and Tourism until 31st December, 1984.
Having served creditably as Senior Administrative Secretary since 1983, proved that he had the capacity to satisfactorily perform in the post of Permanent Secretary, thus, effective 1 st January, 1985, Mr Liburd was appointed, on promotion to said position, until his retirement on 8th May, 1998.
Mr Liburd has served in the field of Education; at the Ministry of Nevis Affairs and in the Ministry of Agriculture for thirty-nine (39) years and three (3) months, collectively. His service has been exemplary.
Presently, he serves as a member of the Public Service Commission (Nevis).
Church & Community Involvement
Mr Liburd, who is a staunch member of the Gingerland Methodist Church, Nevis sings tenor in the church’s Senior Choir.
He is also a member of the Nevis Community Choral Club (Choir); since its inception in September, 1983. He has been serving as President since 1994; and has led the group on two overseas concerts to celebrate their twentieth (20th) anniversary in 2003 (British Virgin Island) and their twenty-fifth (25 th) anniversary in 2008 (Canada).
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