On June 26th, 2008 the New Administration Building in the City of Belmopan was dedicated in honour of H.E. Sir Henry Edney Conrad Cain, a long serving Public Officer in the Belize Public Service. Sir Edney Cain was born on December 2nd, 1924 and passed away on January 17th, 2008 in Belize. Sir Edney Cain was a veteran Public Officer who has contributed significantly to the Public Service during his long standing career.
His career in the Belize Public Service started on October 14th, 1940 as a messenger and continued for 51 years where he served his beloved country and people until December 1991.
He also served as Belize’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom as well as Ambassador of Belize to France, Germany, Belgium, the Holy Sea and the European Communities and Belize’s Non-Resident High Commissioner to Canada.
Among his lengthy list of accreditations, Sir Edney was awarded the Member of British empire, the Order of British empire, and was knighted Bachelor by her Majesty the Queen in 1986 when he became Sir Edney Cain.
His most recent award was the Order of Distinguished Service, which was bestowed upon him by the Government of Belize in honor of the country’s 25th Anniversary of Independence in 2006.
Sir Edney Cain was a man of humble beginnings that rose through the ranks of the Belize Public Service. He was admired for his quiet disposition and conduct as a public officer. To those who knew him, he was a guiding light and a source of inspiration to many in the government service