The Government of St Kitts and Nevis has extended condolences to the family and loved ones on the passing of the former Governor-General Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, KC, JP, LLD.
It is to be noted that, the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, while extending grief over the loss, said that, “Tapley had a long and distinguished career of the service to the nation and fellow citizens and residents. Tapley Seaton was the 4th Governor-General of St Kitts and Nevis from 2015-2023.”
At the same time, he said that, “the legacy of Tapley is deeply etched into the rich history of St Kitts and Nevis, as one of the actual statesman and patriots of our nation. He worked relentlessly for justice, preserving the foundations of the judicial system.”
Notably, he was a philanthropist and a great leader who made an indelible contribution to the nation as well as the people of St Kitts and Nevis.
Along with this, he has served Attorney for several years, as a Crown Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers and Acting High Court Registrar (1975-1980), as well as the St Kitts-Nevis Attorney General (1980-95).
Tapley Seaton is credited as being one of the Architects of the Constitution of St Kitts and Nevis. In addition to his civic duties, Tapley served his country as a member of various boards, national committees, and organizations in numerous capacities including Director of the St Kitts Sugar Manufacturing Corporation (SSMC), the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and Frigate Bay Development Corporation; President of the St Christopher Heritage Society, the St Kitts-Nevis Bar Association and the OECS Bar Association; Vice President of the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Society and the St Christopher National Trust; and Chairman of Cable & Wireless.
While further noting to the achievements, PM Drew said that, “We are indeed grateful for his unwavering commitment to nation-building over the years. Samuel Weymouth Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, KC, JP, LLD has positively impacted the lives of many throughout his career and will be deeply missed.”