Mr. Rease Akeme “Beamer” Bailey was a student of the Combermere Primary School from 1989 – 1996 where he was an athlete on Green House.
Akeme competed in both long and short distance races, but he was famous for placing first in the 100 and 200 meters. Many would remember the speed of the short little boy who virtually flew across the track at Comberemere. He gained Class Champion trophies in every grade and was also Victor Lodorum at Combermere.
When Akeme continued his education at the Gingerland Secondary School in 1996, he was placed on Red House and continued to compete in track and field events. He especially remembers placing first over the years in the 100 and 200m races. He still has his trophies and remembers with pride when he became Victor Lodorum at the Gingerland Secondary School in 2000. According to one teacher at the Gingerland Secondary School, he remembered Akeme as one of those quiet and willing athletes who came to GSS and was an excellent sprinter.
Mr. Bailey not only competed at the school level but also at Interprimary as well and was very competitive in the 100 and 200 m. Akeme not only competed in track and field events but he also played football with Harris’ United from Newastle. He was also a very good cricketer and from that game he got the name Beamer, a name which his close friends and associates still call him today. He is an ardent lover of sports.
Today, Akeme is employed at the Number One Hotel in the Caribbean, the Four Diamond, Nisbett Plantation Beach Club.
On this Interprimary Day, the entire Nevis Community is proud to honour and salute our patron for 2011, Mr. Akeme Bailey.