Nevis: The Nevis Electricity Company Ltd. (NEVLEC) and its Board of Directors hosted a brief ceremony to recognize and award the first-ever recipient of the Cedric A. Armbrister Scholarship.
Cedric A. Armbrister was a stalwart in the revolution of electricity on Nevis and helped to build the foundation on which NEVLEC stands today. They express profound gratitude to his wife, Lillian Armbrister and her family for consenting to have this scholarship named in honour and remembrance of her late husband.
The NEVLEC stated, “The successful recipient is Erim Herbert of Cotton Ground Village, Nevis. CONGRATULATIONS Herbert! We at NEVLEC express our good wishes to you in your pursuit to acquire higher education, and we pledge our fullest support.”
Others present at the ceremony were the Premier of Nevis and Minister with responsibility for Utilities in the Nevis Island Administration, Mark AG Brantley and the proud parents of Herbert (Laughton & Michele Herbert).
The company added that as a good corporate company, NEVLEC recognizes the importance of giving back. This investment in Training and Personal Development exemplifies just that. In keeping with our motto, “Working Towards a Brighter Future,” we are honoured to be able to foster educational advancement with the future of our young people in mind.
Premier of Nevis- Mark Brantley also extended appreciation words for the recipient of the Cedric Armbrister Scholarship was awarded by the Nevis Electricity Company (NEVLEC) Mr Erim Herbert of Cotton Ground Nevis. Mr Herbert will be studying engineering at the University of the West Indies.
He added, “I feel proud today that the vision of this Government of putting people first is now being manifest in all of our various agencies and statutory entities.”
Premier Brantley said that Young Erim is a wonderful example of young Nevisians with huge potential who just need an opportunity. Today NEVLEC provided him with that opportunity and did so in the name of one of the pioneers in electricity generation in Nevis, Mr Cedric Armbrister of blessed memory. He also thanked his wife and children, who attended this ceremony.