LITTLE BAY, MONTSERRAT – Honourable Premier, Mr. Romeo Donaldson Romeo on Tuesday June 30th hosted a farewell reception for His Excellency the Governor Mr Adrian Davis, and Mrs Sujue Davis, in honour of the end of their term in office in Montserrat.
The MC for the evening was Mrs Camille Gerald, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Premier and assisted by Mr Basil Chambers, popular radio announcer and MC.
There were presentations by the Premier Romeo; the Honourable Deputy Governor, Mr Alric Jim Taylor, Mr Richard Aspin (longest serving member in the Governor’s Office) and Mrs Judith Baker, Clerk of Council.
Throughout the evening the Davis’ were serenaded by top performers to include, the National Youth Choir, children and young adult sections, the Masquerades, Raga (second longest serving member in the Governor’s Office) and veteran calypsonian De Bear. Music was provided by Cepeke and the Black Rythmns Band.
The tone at the gala event was the same as at so many other events held recently to say goodbye to the couple. Attendees expressed their appreciation for the service of HE Governor and Mrs Davis. Mrs Davis who has endeared herself to the people by her involvement in the local life on the island will be sorely missed for her genuine interest in their lives and careers. The charming, soft spoken first lady was a fund raiser and a champion of causes such as Red Cross where she served as Patron, women’s groups, her Chinese language students, the expatriate community, the Pink Ribbon Charity, nurses, St. Augustine School, the Anglican Church and many other organisations and individuals.
Mrs Davis, who along with her husband, has been proclaimed as an ‘honorary Montserratian’ was awarded the Montserrat Badge and Certificate of Honour. This is an honour introduced in 1989 and reserved for “residents of Montserrat who have rendered or may hereinafter render loyal and valuable service worthy of special recognition or to persons who have by their loyalty and meritorious conduct being of exceptional benefit to the people of Montserrat”.
According to Governor Davis, as they continue their round of goodbyes, they continue to be amazed at the outpouring of love and appreciation for their work on island. The Davis’, arrived on island on 8th April 2011, and will be departing by chartered aircraft at 1.30 pm on Tuesday July 7th from the John A. Osborne Airport at Gerald’s.