St Kitts and Nevis: Ministry of Labour pays tribute to Former Commissioner Thomas

While paying tribute and sharing her deep concern over the passage of Former Commissioner Wendy Phipps, Minister of Labour, stated that she had worked with him in various phases and capacities over the past 25 years. 

St Kitts and Nevis: Ministry of Labour pays tribute to Former Commissioner Thomas
St Kitts and Nevis: Ministry of Labour pays tribute to Former Commissioner Thomas

St Kitts and Nevis: The former Commissioner of Labour, Clifford Thomas, have passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The Ministry of International Trade, Industry, Consumer Affairs and Labour- in particular, the Department of Labour paid his tribute and condolences to the sudden demise of the former Commissioner in Federation. 

Thomas has served as the Commissioner of Labour of the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis for 11 years, during the period 1997 to 2008. 

While paying tribute and sharing her deep concern over the passage of Former Commissioner Wendy Phipps, Minister of Labour, stated that she had worked with him in various phases and capacities over the past 25 years. 

Expressing her pleasure for working with him, she noted,” I had the pleasure of working with Clifford Thomas as Commissioner of Lobaoyr from as early as 1997. This was after the Federation of the became a Member State of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in 1996″. 

She also emphasized that they have worked on the National Tripartite Committee on International Labour Standards for approximately 13 years. 

In addition to that, they have also touched the major programmes focused on matters such as the Labour Market Information System the ILO’s Decent Work Country. 

She also outlined various other aspects such as the Programme, the Labour Exchange System, and the Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a National Productivity Centre for St. Kitts and Nevis.

“His support to and facilitation of these key initiatives geared towards the further development of our national labour force was greatly appreciated,” Minister Phipps added.

Further, the funeral service of Mr Clifford Thomas is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Zion Moravian Church, Victoria Road, Basseterre.

The Minister of Labour, Wendy Phipps, have already reached out to the immediate family of Thomas shortly after his passing. 

 The Department of Labour reiterates its expressions of sincere condolences to the family of former Commissioner of Labour, Thomas, in particular, his wife Kathleen Jean Thomas; his children Alwyn Thomas and Lavida Thomas-Richardson, and their children.