The United States Congress has recognized former Grenada Ambassador Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus as a “true hero in our society,” as the envoy celebrates his 95th birthday. The ailing Stanislaus celebrated his birthday on April 22.
US Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, told the US House of Representatives that Stanislaus’ “exemplary work, done as the UN Ambassador of Grenada, furthermore cements his legacy, contributing to the well-being of not only his country but [to] the host of 11 other small Commonwealth countries; in particular the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in which I deeply express my gratitude.
“Mr. Speaker, it is with great honor that I ask [that] we recognize Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus not only for his achievements he’s done for the global community but, most importantly, [for] being a family man, a father to his children, a loving husband and a true hero in our society,” said Clarke, who represents the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn.
Born in Petite Martinique, Grenada’s smaller sister island, Stanislaus, a retired dentist, has been the recipient of numerous professional, civic and political awards, which include the Insignia of Commander of the British Empire from her Majesty the Queen of England, (CBE); The Lifetime Achievement Award from the District Attorney of Brooklyn; and a Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from St. George’s University.