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Sir Harcourt honoured again


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The financial and public sectors have already bestowed accolades on Sir Harcourt Lewis,  but more praise was given when  the Bethel Methodist Church held  a thanksgiving service in his honour  on Saturday evening.Sir Harcourt, who was knighted  in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list, was heralded for sterling development to the country and  the credit union movement, and also  for his work in the church, of which  he has been a member since the 1940s.Sir Harcourt was highly commended for the work he did in the Barbados Public Workers and Cooperative Credit Union alongside Keith Bourne,  both guiding lights during the formative years of the union and contributing  to the wider movement with distinction over the years.Managing director and chief executive officer of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL), Wismar Greaves, said Sir Harcourt’s knighthood had come as no surprise – only one that had occurred in the fullness of time.“We thank you for the significant work you have put in at the ICBL”  he told Sir Harcourt, who had started that institution back in 1978.ICBL’s first managing director David Deane, Minister of State (Ministry of Finance) Senator Darcy Boyce,  Keith Bourne and Reverend Keith Rae were among those who paid tributes  to the stalwart.Reverend Solomon Odoom in his homily said Sir Harcourt made way for those who did not think it possible to succeed at certain levels.“But you can only do those things through God who strengthens you; and it is God that has strengthened Sir Harcourt . . . ,” he told the congregation. (CT)