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Richard Skerritt
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Richard Skerritt
Former Cabinet Minister, St. Kitts and Nevis

Richard Skerritt is a politician and former Cabinet Minister in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Early life and edcuation

Richard Skerritt holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of the Virgin Islands and a M.Sc. Degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Career

Richard “Ricky” Skerritt first served as Minister of State for Tourism, Sports & Culture from November 2004. He was then appointed Minister of Tourism & International Transport following the 2010 elections. In February 2013, International Trade, Industry, Commerce& Consumer Affairs were added to his responsibilities. 

Skerritt has significant experience in private enterprise, economic development, community service and professional sports. Over the years, he has spearheaded St. Kitts’ impressive growth in air service and pioneered the island’s cruise sector which has been developed into a leading economic driver.

Skerritt is a former Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), where he initiated significant reforms. He is currently the Caribbean’s longest-serving Minister of Tourism.

Sources
https://www.gov.kn/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Asim_Martin
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Occupation Politician
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Place of Birth St. Kitts and Nevis
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Minister of Tourism, International Transport, International Trade, Industry, Commerce, and Consumer Affairs: 2013-2015
Minister of Tourism and International Transports: 2010 - 2013
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