BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, August 22, 2022 (SKNIS) – During a brief ceremony held earlier this morning (August 22), Dr. Marcus L. Natta recited the Oath of Secrecy as he was introduced as the new Secretary to the Federal Cabinet of the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis. The Cabinet is meeting today formally for the first time as the Cabinet Secretary is now in place.
The occasion was witnessed by the Cabinet of Ministers led by Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, and a few specially invited guests in the persons of His Excellency Kenneth Douglas and Mr. Leon Natta-Nelson, all of whom extended personal congratulations to Dr. Natta on his new appointment.
Dr. Natta has 13 years in the civil service working at the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), the Ministry of Sustainable Development, and St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards. During his tenure, he has led legislation reviews, prepared policy papers for Cabinet approval, and implemented reforms to comply with international standards and treaties.
Dr. Natta also has over 10 years of experience representing St. Kitts and Nevis in regional and international treaty organizations, including two consecutive terms as Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean to the Bureau of the Stockholm Convention from 2015-2019.
Dr. Natta graduated from Cameron University in Oklahoma with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He earned his doctoral degree in the field of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in August 2008.
Dr. Natta most recently served as the Science and Research Manager at St. Kitts and Nevis Bureau of Standards.
He succeeds Mrs. Josephine Huggins, who served as the Cabinet Secretary in the former administration.