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The Honourable Justice Pearletta Lanns

The opening of the new second high court at the Sir Lee Llewellyn Moore Judicial Complex in Basseterre, St. Kitts, has seen the appointment of a second judge to serve the St. Kitts Circuit – Her Ladyship, the Honourable Justice Pearletta Lanns, a Nevisian. In 1985, Justice Lanns, on completion of her library degree, attended the UWI Open Campus in St. Kitts and Nevis and joined the Challenge Programme, which had offered a first year Law LLB of the degree programme.

Professor Kevin Fenton

Professor Kevin Fenton is the Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England. Prior to that he was Director of the United States National Centre for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. He spent his childhood in Jamaica. His father was Head of the science department at Excelsior High School and his mother was a nurse at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). He pursued a Major in Computer Science at UWI and then graduates with an MD from the UWI Faculty of Medical Sciences, where he was elected Class President for 1985-86,

Dr. Sharon Marshall

UWI alumna Dr. Sharon Marshall is an award-winning journalist and public relations professional. She holds a Masters in English and a PhD in History from the UWI. She has served in senior management positions as Director of News and Current Affairs with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation and as Manager, Programme Operations with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union. The highlight of her broadcasting career remains an exclusive television interview with Fidel Castro.

Frank Barnes

UWI graduate Frank Barnes became the Chief Executive Officer of the Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT), effective January 3, 2017. Barnes holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering graduate from the UWI, St. Augustine campus and a Masters in Business Development and Innovation from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. He has more than 25 years of experience in construction engineering and resource management.

Carlisle Richardson

Carlisle Richardson is a former Ambassador of St. Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations, and a former Economic Affairs Officer of the United Nations. He was one of the organisers of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) as well as of the Third International Conference of Small Island Developing States. He was Ambassador when the international community adopted the Sustainable Development Goals and prepared for the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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