|Everet Ferdinand Romney, MBE
Former Parliamentarian, Anguilla
Everet Ferdinand Romney was a businessman, politician, and former parliamentarian from Anguilla.
Everet Romney was born on 15 June 1933.
Romney served as Second Nominated Member in the House of Assembly of Anguilla from 1977-1978. He also unsucessfully contested the District 5 - Road South seat for the Anguilla National alliance (ANA) in the 1994 general election. He had previously contested the 1972 and 1976 elections.
Notably, Romney was the first locally appointed General Manager of Cable & Wireless, where under his direction telecommunications in Anguilla were expanded and modernized. In his early years he also served as Director of Island Press, Director and First Vice Chairman of the National Bank of Anguilla and Chairman of Anglec. He was the founder of: Ship’s Tavern Bar and Restaurant, Romney Home Rentals, Romcan (2012) Ltd – Romcan Mini Market & Car Rental.
He was also President of the Rotary Club Anguilla; and Congregational Steward and Chairperson Resources & Development Committee, Maranatha Methodist Church.
Honours and awards
Romney was awarded with the Anguilla Badge of Honour and the Queen’s Certificate in 2017 for his outstanding contribution to Social Development. He was also accorded the honour as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Everet Romney died on Saturday, 28 July 2018, aged 85.