The former Ambassador of St Kitts and Nevis Vance Winkworth Amory passed away on April 2, 2022. Former Premier of Nevis was admitted to the hospital in London, United Kingdom, where he took his last breath battling cancer.
Several leaders from the Caribbean came ahead to express grief on the passing away of Vance Winkworth Amory.
While mourning the loss, Premier of St Kitts and Nevis, Mark Brantley, said, “In my capacity as Premier of Nevis, on the sad news that we have lost the Honourable Vance Winkworth Amory. He was a giant who walked among us over the past several decades. He was a founder of CCM and also a founding member of Team Unity.”
Premier Brantley further added, “His DNA has been imprinted on every facet of the development on the island of Nevis and the Federation. We wake up with this shocking news this morning of the tragic loss of former Premier Amory. He has lived an embellished life of service to the people of Nevis. As an athlete, Cricketer, Banker, and politician, he dedicated his life to the welfare of the people of Nevis.”
“I express condolences that we lost second Premier of Nevis and a truly great citizen of Nevis. I also take opportunity to extend my grief on behalf of people and my family. Deep condolences towards his wife, children, his siblings and entire family,” said Premier Brantley.
Back in 2017, Vance expressed faith in Mark Brantley’s name and later, Mark succeeded him as Premier of Nevis.
Mark Brantley, while noting the work Vance has done, said, “His service will be remembered for his contribution towards Nevis and Wider Federation. He has made immense contribution towards our beloved nation. Very, Very sad for Nevis.”