Former Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Professor Vaughan Lewis was one of three Saint Lucians named as a recipient of the Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Lucia Award. The announcement was made during the Independence Day Parade held at the Mindoo Philip Park on Monday, February 22, 2016.
The Saint Lucia Labour Party congratulates Professor Lewis on this achievement and honour. Professor Lewis has served Saint Lucia and the region with distinction in various capacities and now serves as the International Relations Officer for the SLP.
The knighthood which is a first for Saint Lucia, was awarded under the National Honours and Awards Act. According to the Act, Knight Commander or Dame Commander of the Order of Saint Lucia “may be awarded to any person who has rendered exceptional and outstanding service of national importance to Saint Lucia.”