The leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has paid tribute to the late Neville Skeete.
Philip J. Pierre issued a statement Wednesday describing Skeete as ‘an amazing human being’.
Pierre’s statement is reproduced below:
On Wednesday 29 January 2020, the Labour Party lost a cherished member and supporter in the person of Mr Neville Skeete OBE.
St Lucia lost a kind and consummate professional Architect very likely the best that the country has ever had – a man whose work ethic and professionalism were beyond challenge.
Numerous Charities, including the Marian Home, The Ciceron Children’s Orphanage, the St. Lucy’s Home and a host of others, lost an incomparable humanitarian and benefactor.
And the Skeete family – immediate and extended – lost its Patriarch – a loving, affectionate husband, devoted father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.
Neville was the supreme gentleman…the model host. Those who visited his home will unhesitatingly attest to this truth. So too, those who may have had just an occasional encounter with this amazing human being.
From 1970 Neville’s architectural adorns bless St. Lucia’s landscape, from north to south, from east to west; they will forever give testimony to the uniqueness of his talent and creativity-His architectural concepts and designs ranged from Residential, Educational, institutional, Commercial and Hospitality Developments in Saint Lucia and overseas.
I have included as an Appendix for your information a list of some of the main projects conceptualized by Neville Skeete and his firm Inter Island Architects and Planners.
The Labour Party – its leadership, members and supporters – wish the family feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time.
Neville is gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
May his soul rest in prefect peace.