|Minister of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture|
22 February 2015
|Prime Minister||Timothy Harris|
|Born||Shawn Kenneth Richards
8 December 1972
|Political party||People's Action Movement|
|Alma mater||Cleveland State University, University of the Virgin Islands|
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.
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. 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.
- "Hon. Shawn Richards". People's Action Movement. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- "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.
- "St Kitts takes dual citizenship issue to parliament". Caribbean 360. 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2013-12-23.
- Profile for Shawn Richards on the website of the Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis