Gender Affairs Minister Brandy-Williams pays tribute to fallen 107-year-old Ms. Celian “Martin” Powell

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Hon. Hazel Brandy-Williams, Junior Minister of Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), who rose during a sitting of the Nevis Island Assembly on October 08, 2019, paid tribute to Ms. Celian “Martin” Powell of Zion Village in Gingerland, who passed away recently at the age of 107, four months short of her 108th birthday. Mrs. Brandy-Williams, the immediate past minister with responsibility for the island’s senior citizens, said she was using the opportunity to pay tribute and to register sympathies to Powell’s family on behalf of her own family, Hon. Eric Evelyn, Minister of Social Development.

“Celian “Martin” Powell lived an exemplary life. I think it was in the 1970s that she became an amputee, and even after losing one leg she continued to live a very rewarding life. She continued to raise her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as imparting words of wisdom to members of the community in which she lived in Zion, and so, her passing is not only a loss to her family but I would dare say to the entire island of Nevis.



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