STATEMENT OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF CLEMENT “BOUNCIN” WILLIAMS

Mr. Clement 'Bouncin' Williams
Mr. Clement 'Bouncin' Williams

(Office of the Leader of Opposition, Basseterre, August 30, 2018) – The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition extends heartfelf condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Mr. Clement “Bouncin” Williams who passed away at the age of 70 years old.

 

Mr. Williams, affectionately known as “Bouncin”, was a cultural icon who was respected and renowned throughout the Federation for his indelible contribution to the historical, social and educational development of St. Kitts and Nevis.

 

Bouncin Williams was a veritable man for all seasons who was well-known in the community mainly through his work in the promotion of the creative arts.  His work as a prolific Playwright and Author, particularly as Artistic Director and Producer of the National Players Theatre Movement (NPTM) kept alive the genre of Theatre in the Federation since the 1970s.  He was also a teacher at the Basseterre High school where he taught Mathematics and the Natural Sciences before assuming the administrative role of Curriculum Development Officer and National Coordinator of High School Sciences within the Ministry of Education.  Mr. Williams was a former Director on the Board of Directors of the St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank.

 

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Bouncin.   He was a man who was embraced and beloved by all who knew him in the community.  He was very grassroots oriented and loved to be in the presence of the common and ordinary people. Bouncin loved social commentary and was a natural feature of every calypso commentary production. He was always ready to have heated yet friendly debate on the topical issues of the day.  Bouncin was also a personal friend who was a fearless, loyal and committed supporter of the Labour Party and the Labour Movement in which he was very active from the 1970s onward.  At one point he was even considered as a potential candidate for the Party.  His passing is a tremendous loss to the Labour Movement as well as the wider society of St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Dr. Douglas earlier today.

 

Dr. Douglas wishes to extend deepest sympathies to Mrs. Cynthia Williams, the wife of Clement “Bouncin” Williams, as well as his children Clement Jomo Williams and Jihan Adika Williams and other members of his family.  Condolences are also extended to the members of the Taxi Drivers Association with whom Mr. Williams had a strong sense of fraternity and brotherly bond as owner of Chariot Tours and Taxi Services.  May the grace of God and the peace of Christ be with you in this dark hour of grief.

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