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Former St.Kitts-Nevis Governor-General Celebrates 94th Birthday

Sir Sebastian and his Grandson

Sir Sebastian and his Grandson

(ZIZ News) – Former Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, Sir Dr. Cuthbert Sebastian GCMG, OBE, celebrated his 94th birthday today (Thursday October 22nd).

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Family, friends and well wishers including present Governor General, S.W. Tapley Seaton C.V.O, Q.C., J.P. came together to wish the former statesman a happy birthday.

Sir Cuthbert served as St. Kitts and Nevis’ second Governor-General from 1996 to 2013. He was appointed in 1995 and sworn in on 1 January 1996.

He said being given the opportunity to serve as the Queen’s Representative was the biggest accomplishment of his career.

Current Governor-General SW Tapley Seaton greets Sir Dr Sebastian on his 94th Birthday

Current Governor-General SW Tapley Seaton greets Sir Dr Sebastian on his 94th Birthday

“The most important incident was when I was asked to be Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis. That is what I liked most of all. I was very pleased and satisfied and tried my best to do all that I could,” he stated.

Sir Cuthbert used the opportunity to reflect on his illustrious career, which saw him serving a stint as Chief Medical Officer in the 1980s.

“I worked in the hospital after I was a pupil teacher. I left that and worked in the hospital as a Learner Dispenser and then after that, I qualified and became a Senior Dispenser at the hospital and I became the Steward at the hospital, which is really the Hospital Administrator. After that, I decided I wanted to go and study medicine,” he explained.

Sir Cuthbert attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he studied medicine and graduated in 1958, with a MDCM Degree to become a surgeon.

In honour of reaching that milestone, Sir Cuthbert was presented with a plaque from the Ministry of Social Services, as it continues to observe the Month of Older Persons throughout October.

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