Friday, 11 February 2011
By JJ Bailey
The son of the late Lord Kitchener is praising the Government for naming the Public Auditorium of the National Academy For The Performing Arts after his father. From today the hall would be officially known as The Lord Kitchener Auditorium. Yesterday Arts and Multiculturalism Minister Winston Peters said his Government approved the name change because Lord Kitchener was one of this country’s greatest Calypso icons. Speaking with Newscenter 5 this morning Kernel Roberts said the Government must be highly commended for taking such a step. He believes the Peoples Partnership Government is showing keen interest in the Nation’s culture. Mr. Roberts said it is a sentimental time for the family now that it is been eleven years since his father passed. He said his family is touched that his name is being honoured in this way. Lord Kitchener died in 2000 at the age of 78. He had a 62 year Calypso career.