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Saint Kitts and Nevis mourns the loss of Musician Extraordinaire

The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis has extended sympathies to the Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew on the passing of his father and cultural icon Michael ‘Mick Stokes’ Heyliger on Monday July 3rd.




Also, condolences are also extended to his daughter, popular DJ and radio personality Michelle “Sweet Sister Sensia” “Triple S” Stokes, and his lifelong partner Pamela Nolan.




The veteran Calypsonian, musician and radio personality died at sixty-nine (69) years of age. He was well known within the Federation and across the region for his musical talents as a drummer, songwriter, and entertainer; his vibrant personality; and exceptional skills as a jeweler.




His dynamic presence drew people to him and captivated his audience. He was a member of famous musical groups such as Ellie Matt & The Gis Brass, Gis Brass International, De Brass, among others.




His lyrical expertise is made evident in his impressive collection of songs including “One Shot Man”, “Music In Jail”, “Liamuiga Calling”, “She’s Not There”, “All Kinda Tings” which he captured the Road March title with 1991/92.




In 2020, he was awarded the St. Kitts-Nevis Medal of Honor for his contribution to the music industry and exemplary impact on the culture and heritage of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis and throughout the Caribbean.