BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris extends his heartfelt condolences, and those of the Government and people of St. Kitts and Nevis, to the family and loved ones of Mr. Valentine Thomas, a prominent journalist and radio personality who owned and operated Sugar City (90.3) FM.
Val T, as he was affectionately called, died on Sunday, December 27, after an ongoing battle with kidney disease. He was 64-years-old.
“Val T’s strong personality and passion for politics – and for life – imbued his outstanding journalism career with authenticity, intensity, originality and a quest for justice,” said Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris, while reflecting on the life and legacy of Valentine Thomas.
“He was truly inimitable, not only in his witty style of questioning at press conferences, but also in the substance of his work, which covered subjects of national interest, notably health care and law and order, with dogged persistence and determination that redounded to the benefit of his listening audience and the nation at large,” said the Prime Minister.
“On a personal note, Val T was a valued friend and advisor, who was cherished for his unvarnished opinions that provided keen insight and analysis with an eye toward facilitating the building of a stronger and safer future for his fellow citizens and residents of his beloved country,” said Hon. Harris.
The Prime Minister extended deepest condolences to Valentine Thomas’ mother, Dora; his children, extended family and friends; the media community who has lost an inspirational leader and mentor, as well as to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis who join them in mourning his passing.