The Esmond St. John Payne Annex Is Officially Opened
Ceremony Formed Part of Independence Anniversary Celebrations
The St. Christopher and Nevis Social Security Board held its official ceremony to herald the opening of the recently completed edifice, henceforth to be known as the E. St. John Payne Annex; which adjoins the Robert L. Bradshaw Building in Basseterre. The ceremony was listed on the official program to mark the 29th Anniversary of Independence of the Federation of St, Christopher and Nevis. It was carried live via television and the internet.
The event took place on Tuesday 18th September starting at just after 4: 30 p.m. It was attended by many specially invited guests including The Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis His Excellency Sir Cuthbert Sebastian and Mrs. Pearl Payne who is the widow of His Excellency Mr. Esmond St. John Payne.
The new annex is expected to offer commercial and office rental spaces to enable the Social Security Board to reap benefits under its investment portfolio. However, a limited number of existing services of the Head Office will be relocated in the new annex.