Shawn Richards

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The Honourable
Shawn Richards
Minister of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture
Assumed office
22 February 2015
Prime Minister Timothy Harris
Personal details
Born Shawn Kenneth Richards
(1972-12-08) 8 December 1972 (age 44)
Political party People's Action Movement
Alma mater Cleveland State University, University of the Virgin Islands

Shawn Kenneth Richards (born 8 December 1972) is a Saint Kitts and Nevis politician.[1]

In politics[edit]

Richards is the leader of the People's Action Movement, and a Member of the National Assembly of Saint Kitts and Nevis. In the 2010 elections, he defeated Norgen Wilson of the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party to gain re-election to his seat.[2]

Other activities[edit]

Richards did his higher education in the United States at Cleveland State University and then the University of the Virgin Islands. He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in 2002 and worked as an auditor in Saint Kitts and Nevis.[1] He renounced United States citizenship in 2009 during the debate on the National Assembly Elections (Amendment) Bill, which barred dual citizens from standing for election.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Hon. Shawn Richards". People's Action Movement. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  2. ^ "St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party elected to a fourth consecutive term in office". ZIZ News. 2010-01-26. Archived from the original on 2012-11-11. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 
  3. ^ "St Kitts takes dual citizenship issue to parliament". Caribbean 360. 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2013-12-23. 

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