by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former Chief Minister of Anguilla, the Honourable Hubert Hughes, passed away at the age of 87 years.
Hubert Benjamin Hughes was born on October 15, 1933, in the village of South Hill, Anguilla.
The late Honourable Hubert Benjamin Hughes was first elected to the Anguilla House of Assembly 45 years ago in 1976. He served as Chief Minister from 1994 to 1999, 1999 to 2000 and 2010 to 2015.
“With a political career spanning approximately 40 years, Mr. Hughes is one of Anguilla’s most revered political leaders. The people of Anguilla will forever be grateful for his contribution to the development of our beloved island,” said Anguilla’s Premier Dr. Ellis Webster as he joined Angullians in paying tribute to Hughes.
Last October, the Government and people of Anguilla celebrated the life and legacy of the Honourable Hubert Benjamin Hughes, immortalizing him on his 87th birthday with a road naming ceremony in South Hill, Hubert Benjamin Hughes Drive.
Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris extended sympathy to the people of Anguilla on the passing of Hubert Benjamin Hughes.
“Former Chief Minister Hughes was an amiable personality, full of life, a patriot of Anguilla and deeply, passionately connected to the country and people of St. Kitts-Nevis,” Harris said on May 7.
He continued, “On behalf of the Government and people of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, I extend my most profound condolences to his beloved wife, children, family, friends and fellow citizens of Anguilla. May he rest in eternal peace.”
Further stating that Hughes led an impactful life, rich in experience, friendship, leadership, love and service, leaving a legacy of influence on Anguilla’s political and socio-economic development.
Hubert Benjamin Hughes is survived by his wife, Norma Hughes and his children Haydn and Greig Hughes.