St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Tributes are pouring in for Sir Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton, former Governor-General of St. Kitts and Nevis, who died at age 72 on Thursday, June 29, 2023.
Her Excellency The Governor-General Dame Marcella Liburd has conveyed her deep condolences to the Family of Sir Tapley Seaton on the sad passing. A statement from Government House said “Sir Tapley Seaton had a long and distinguished career in Public Service. He was the first Attorney General of an Independent Saint Christopher and Nevis. He was a former President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association and the OECS Bar Association, first President of the Saint Christopher National Trust and first Chairman of the joint venture telecommunications Company (Cable & Wireless) from 1985 to 1995.
The Federation has truly lost a great son of the soil. His life was one of dedicated service.”
The St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association deeply mourns the passing of His Excellency Sir Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton. The Bar Association said, “His Excellency Sir Tapley Seaton had an historic career dedicated to providing sterling service and contribution to his Nation, as the First Attorney General of an independent St. Kitts and Nevis and as the fourth Governor General of this Federation.
Even after becoming Governor General in September 2015, Sir Tapley remained readily available to provide valuable assistance, mentorship, and guidance to attorneys and to the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association generally.”
The St. Kitts National Youth Association said “Sir Tapley who for several decades served his country valiantly, embodied key principles including respect, fairness and a love for law and justice which served as an inspiration for all. These were principles that he sought always to impart to us as SKNYPArians as well as the wider community.
Prior to his service as Governor-General, Sir Tapley contributed diligently to the growth of SKNYPA, lending support through the provision of legal advice, assistance with legislative drafting and reviewing items proposed for debate at Sittings of the Youth Parliament. During discussions and courtesy calls, he vividly recounted his early support to the Association as well as his commendation for the continuous work of SKNYPA. In the early 2000s, Sir Tapley was named an Honourary Member of the SKNYPA, thereafter contributing time and time again to our collective advancement.”