From right to left: Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, Prime Minister the Right Honourable Freundel Stuart, Chief Justice Sir Marston Gibson are joined by Minister of Public Works and Transport, Michael Lashley, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Esther Byer and
Aide-De-Camp to the Governor General, Captain Carlos Lovell during the service for the life of the late Sir Lawrence Vernon Harcourt Lewis at the Bethel Church, Lower Bay Street.
“A man of sterling qualities, full of integrity, high standards, compassion, candor, enthusiasm for the tasks assigned to him, and the numerous responsibilities he never shirked.”
This was one of the telling descriptions given by Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford as he paid tribute to the late Sir Lawrence Vernon Harcourt Lewis during the service of thanksgiving yesterday.
The former Prime Minister spoke on the sterling contributions made by Sir Harcourt as a member of his Cabinet from 1987 to 1994, in his ability to handle a myriad of responsibilities not only in dealing with the estimates and budgetary proposals, but also in other areas including personnel administration issues, insurance business, oil and natural gas matters and industrial relations.
Highlighting several of the former visionary’s numerous and wide-ranging achievements within the trade union movement, the public sec...