Ambassador Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus celebrated street naming

AmNews Staff Reports | 7/18/2019, 12:57 p.m.
The Brooklyn street co-naming to celebrate Ambassador Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus
Community gathers for Dr. Lamuel A Stanisslaus street naming Lem Peterkin photo

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., and NYC Councilmember Dr. Mathieu Eugene of the 40th Council District hosted the street co-naming to celebrate Ambassador Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus.

Eugene hosted the street co-naming ceremony for “Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus Way” at the corner of Rutland Road and Flatbush Avenue. Eugene was joined by the family of the late Dr. Stanislaus, distinguished guests, and community leaders whose lives were impacted by his legacy and work. Stanislaus died in September 2016.  

A native of Grenada, Dr. Stanislaus was a respected leader and community activist, whose remarkable career was defined by his over 30 years of service as a dentist and later his appointment as a permanent representative of Grenada to the United Nations. He also served honorably as Granada’s ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary representative to the United States from 1985 through 1990 and again from 1998 through 2004.

As a result of his dedication to the community and to his homeland of Grenada, Dr. Stanislaus was the recipient of numerous professional, civic and political awards, including the insignia of the commander of the British Empire from Her Majesty the Queen of England. He also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Brooklyn district attorney’s office, and the Distinguished Service award from the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Furthermore, Dr. Stanislaus used his role as the voice of the Caribbean community to forge relationships with Rep. Shirley Chisholm and Governor Mario Cuomo.

One of Lamuel Stanislaus’ legacies to his country, and to 11 other small commonwealth countries at the United Nations, is what is known as the Small States Joint Office at the U.N., where the larger Commonwealth States gave the Small States well-appointed shared office space, rent free, for the past 26 years and counting.

In 2018, Councilmember Mathieu Eugene co-sponsored Intro 1300, which was overwhelmingly passed by the City Council, naming Rutland Road between Flatbush and Bedford Avenue as Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus Way.

“It is an honor to join the family of Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus as we celebrate the co-naming of Rutland Road between Flatbush and Bedford Avenue as ‘Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus Way,’” said Councilmember Mathieu Eugene. “Dr. Stanislaus meant a great deal to this community for so many years, not only as a proud son of Grenada, but also as someone who wanted to make a difference. Dr. Stanislaus was a statesman whose work contributed to the betterment of New York as well as many countries in the Caribbean.”