By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Twenty-three-year-old Erim Herbert of Cotton Ground, Nevis is the first recipient of the Cedric Armbrister Scholarship in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UWI).
During a short ceremony held Thursday, August 18, 2022, Mr. Herbert was awarded the scholarship to pursue studies in electrical and computer engineering at UWI beginning this September. The scholarship awards a sum of US$10,000.00 per annum.
Premier the Hon. Mark Brantley, who serves as the Minister of Public Utilities and Energy in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), was in attendance at the ceremony.
“Young Erim is a wonderful example of young Nevisians with huge potential who just need an opportunity. Today NEVLEC provided him that opportunity and did so in the name of one of the pioneers in electricity generation in Nevis, Mr. Cedric Armbrister of blessed memory. I thank his wife and children who attended this ceremony.
Mr. Herbert, I wish you success in your studies and look forward to your return to help build out a sustainable electricity grid on our beloved Nevis,” said Premier Brantley.
Mr. Armbrister served the government and people of Nevis for more than 33 years. He was involved in the development and oversight of many projects aimed at increasing the coverage, capacity, and reliability of electricity in Nevis. In 1996, he retired as engineer/manager of the Electricity Department in the NIA, returning later to serve for a short while on the Board of Directors of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC).
Also in attendance at the Cedric Armbrister Scholarship Award Ceremony were Mr. Albert Gordon, General Manager of NEVLEC; Mr. Stedmond Tross, Chairman of NEVLEC’s Board of Directors; Mr. Colin Dore, a Director on NEVLEC’s Board; and the parents of Mr. Erim Herbert.