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Basseterre, St.Kitts (March 8th 2019):- Today March 8th is celebrated worldwide as International Women’s Day. It is a day designated by the United NATIONS to celebrate the accomplishments of women and to promote the development of women internationally. In recognition of the day the  SKN Times ( has once again released it’s St.Kitts-Nevis 40 Most Influential and Powerful Women’s list. The perennial list   is the publication’s commitment to compiling and highlighting   St.Kitts-Nevis’ 40 most powerful and influential women.  The Listing was first done in 2011. The compilations of women listed are   not only based on celebrity or popularity but also and more significantly influence and power. Power usually equates to influence thus some persons listed may not be popular names but are influential solely based on their position.

The list comprises politicians, bankers, entertainment personalities, radio announcers, business executives, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, Senior Civil Servants, Attorneys, Promoters and more.

Some are well known , some you may never have heard of. But their power and influence has in some way shaped the lives of many whether directly or indirectly.  .

Many of the women on the list are groundbreakers in their respective field. These are the Kittitian and Nevisian women history will remember. More importantly, they’re the women who inspire the rest of us to become better people.

The 2019 List sees a slightly  new look with some  new faces entering the list and being featured. This no doubt reflects the tremendous strides and development of women which we have seen over the last few years.

The list was selected by a panel of professionals including a lawyer, business executive, educator, entrepreneur in addition to the Editors at the No ranking system was instituted in the listing. Therefore the list is in no particular order:

SKNTimes 40 most powerful and influential women

  1. Akilah Byron-Nisbett- Senator 
  2. Michelle Stokes- Radio Personality 
  3. Hilary Hazel-Financial Secretary 
  4. Elrether Simpson-Browne- PS Sustainable Development and Director at SKNA National Bank 
  5. Donna Harris-MAGISTRATE 
  6. Janine Harris-Lake-Registrar 
  7. Sonia Boddie-Clerk in the National Assembly 
  8. Talibah Byron- Attorney and Director at SKNA National Bank 
  9. Marissa Hobson- Defense Attorney 
  10. Shannon Hawley- Entrepreneur and Event Planner and Promoter 
  11. Hazel Brandy-Williams- Junior Minister of Health and Gender Affairs on Nevis
  12. Natalie Kelsick- Executive Director Horsford’s Group of Companies 
  13. Marcella Liburd- Deputy Leader of SKN Labour Party
  14. Josephine Huggins-Cabinet Secretary 
  15. Wendy Phipps- Junior Minister of Health, Ge of 
  16. Mercelyn Hughes- Chief Immigration Officer
  17. Lorna Hunkins- Gov’t Special Advisor, Director SKNA National Bank, Administrator Medical University of Americas 
  18. Dahlia Rowe- President of Bar Association 
  19. Sharon Brantley- Realtor 
  20. Carlene Henry-Morton- PS Tourism 
  21. Marsha Henderson-Defense Attorney /Event Promoter
  22. Dr Hazel Laws- Cheif Medical Officer 
  23. Kaye Bass- PS Foreign Affairs 
  24. Kamillah Lawrence- Executive at Social Security /Event Promoter 
  25. Andrea Bassue – Principal of the Nevis Academy 
  26. Yasmine Clarke- Nevis Magistrate 
  27. Lorette Brand-Willet (Owner of Nevis Bakery)
  28. Zanella Claxton- Principal Education Officer 
  29. Tamicia Lestrade- Manager of the Shekinah dance movement
  30. Keesha Jones – Director @ TDC Nevis 
  31. Maritza Bowry- Director  and Financial Comptroller at TDC 
  32. Waveney Henry – HR Professional and Assistant HR Director Park Hyatt 
  33. Kiran Chandiramani-Perkins – Marketing Manager of Rams Group of Companies/ Director of Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  34. Markysa O’ Loughlin- Director of Operations and Marketing, Caribbean Commerce/Radio Show Personality
  35. Mimi Armstrong-Former Ms. St.Kitts
  36. Azilla Clarke – Chairperson Universal Healthcare Commission
  37. Pat Walters- CEO The Cable
  38. Ozelle Martin- Co-Owner Ultra Mas Camp/Attorney/Pageant and Social Media Consultant
  39. Natasha Berridge- Co-Owner Ultra Mas Camp/Personality
  40. Shirley Julius- Community Activist/Sales Executive/Carnival and Music Festival Senior Executive Member

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