Dr. Meguid was well known as an icon in the tourism industry in the Federation of
St. Kitts and Nevis, but more so in Nevis, where he was highly respected as a
leading hotelier on Nevis.
Lady Simmonds joins with me in extending heartfelt condolences to his family and
to the staff of the Mount Nevis Hotel. We mourn with you and pray that you may
find comfort even in this time of bereavement.
Shortly after our Nation celebrated Independence, we opened our United Nations
Mission in new York , and Dr. Meguid, in association with Sir Kutayba Alghanim
joined the staff of the Mission. Dr. Meguid offered his vast experience as an
economist at the United Nations to St. Kitts and Nevis and served as Economic
Adviser in our UN Mission for several years. It is a little known fact that Dr.
Meguid did the technical research and analysis in relation to the CBI project which
was introduced in 1984, and which is now the economic bulwark of St. Kitts and
Dr. Meguid was also a very dear friend, and Lady Simmonds and I were privileged
to have visited him at his home in Tarrytown, New York. It was an honour for me
to have participated in the official opening of the Mount Nevis Hotel, which was ,
in essence, the manifestation of his love affair with Nevis. My wife and I spent
several of our wedding anniversaries at Mount Nevis, where we always found time
to enjoy the company of Dr. Meguid.
Dr. Meguid was a wonderful and thoughtful human being. We will miss him, but
we will always remember him.
We extend our condolences to his family and the staff of Mount Nevis Hotel and
pray that his soul will rest in eternal peace.
Basseterre, St. Kitts June 27, 2021