The previous governor-general of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, GCMG, CVO, KC, JP, LL.D., passed away this morning, Thursday, June 29, 2023, according to the governor-general, Dame Marcella A. Liburd, GCMG, JP. She was immediately succeeded by him, and he left office on January 31, 2023.
The Governor-General has sent her sincere condolences to Sir Tapley Seaton’s family in light of his tragic passing.
In the public service, Sir Tapley Seaton had a lengthy and illustrious career. He served as Saint Christopher and Nevis’ first independent attorney general.
He served as the first President of the Saint Christopher National Trust, the former President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association, and the first Chairman of the joint venture telecommunications company (Cable & Wireless) from 1985 to 1995.
A genuinely outstanding son of the earth has left the Federation. He lived a life of selfless service.
He battled for and stood up for our people’s rights. The Constitution and numerous other pieces of legislation were created by Sir Tapley Seaton. His excellent stewardship has benefited Our Federation.