By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Nevisian politician Mr. Uhral St. Clair Swanston has died at the age of 86.
Mr. Swanston, a founding member of the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), served as the Parliamentary Representative for Nevis 3 (St. George). He was in government from 1984 to 1995. In 1980, Mr. Swanston became a member of the historic PAM/NRP Coalition government led by Dr. Sir Kennedy A Simmonds.
In 1983, when the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis attained independence, Mr. Swanston was appointed Minister of Communications, Works, Public Utilities, and Posts in the first Nevis Island Administration.
Mr. Swanstom, who is from Zion Village, Gingerland, has received numerous accolades for his contribution to the social and economic development of the island of Nevis. Mr. Swanston was awarded the Companion of the Star of Merit at a National Heroes’ Day parade and ceremony held at National Heroes Park on September 16, 2021.
In 2010, the stretch of road from Market Shop to the end of Zion Hill in Gingerland was officially renamed the Uhral St. Clair Swanston Highway.