Famous people from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Sancho Lyttle is a professional basketball player born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, with Spanish citizenship.
Kevin Lyttle is a Vincentian soca artist, who had a worldwide hit with "Turn Me On" in 2004, recorded with the dancehall artist Spragga Benz.
Adonal David Foyle is a retired Vincentian-American professional basketball center. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the eighth overall selection of the 1997 NBA Draft. He played ten seasons with the team until the team bought out his contract on August 13, 2007. At the time, he had been the Warriors' longest-tenured player. He then played two seasons with the Orlando Magic and part of the 2008–09 season with the Memphis Grizzlies, sat out the next season due to knee surgery, and retired.
Sophia Yvonne Ashley Young is a Vincentian professional women's basketball player with the San Antonio Silver Stars in the WNBA.
Marlon Alex James is a Vincentian soccer player currently playing for ATM FA in the Malaysia Super League.
Ralph Everard Gonsalves or "Uncle Ralph", also known as "Comrade Ralph", is the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and leader of the Unity Labour Party. Gonsalves became Prime Minister after his party won a majority government in the 2001 general election. He is the first Prime Minister from the newly constructed ULP, following a merger of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Labour Party and the Movement for National Unity. Gonsalves has been Member of Parliament for the constituency of North Central Windward since 1994. In 1994, upon the formation of the Unity Labour Party he became deputy leader, and became leader of the party in 1998. Gonsalves' ULP won another majority government in 2005 general election, winning 12 seats. On 13 December 2010, Gonsalves' ULP was re-elected, showing a decrease in the popular vote and winning 8 seats.
Franklyn Seales was an American film, television and stage actor.
Sir John George Melvin Compton, KBE, PC was a Saint Lucian politician who served as the Prime Minister of Saint Lucia on three occasions: briefly in 1979, again from 1982 to 1996, and from 2006 until his death in 2007. Compton, who previously led Saint Lucia under British rule from 1964 to 1979, was the country's first leader when it became independent in February 1979. He led the conservative United Workers Party from 1964 until 1996, and again from 2005 to 2007.
Judy Boucher is a reggae and R&B singer. Her first solo song "Dreaming Of A Little Island" was a hit in the reggae charts in 1985, and she is best known for her international hit single "Can't Be With You Tonight", which reached number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1987.
Kendall Velox is a retired Vincentian footballer who represented St Vincent & Grenadines at international level.
Winston Walter Davis is a former West Indian cricketer. Davis played his first representative match for West Indies Young Cricketers against their English counterparts at Port-of-Spain in August 1976, making an immediate impact by taking 4-35 in his first innings, including the wickets of future Test cricketers David Gower, Mike Gatting and Paul Downton. In 1978 he went to England for the return matches, but it was not until 1979/80 that he made his first-class debut, for Windward Islands against Leeward Islands at St John's. Davis gradually established himself as a bowler, taking 5-42 against Trinidad and Tobago in the 1981/82 Shell Shield, and he was signed by Glamorgan for the 1982 English season to replace the injured Ezra Moseley. Despite sending down rather too many no balls at times, Davis finished the season with 42 first-class wickets and was retained for the following season. In the meantime he had made his Test and One Day International debuts for in the 1982/83 series against India, his first wicket in Test cricket being that of Mohinder Amarnath. In 1983 Davis was selected for West Indies' World Cup squad, and when brought into the side for the second group match against Australia at Leeds, immediately hit the headlines by taking 7-51, at the time a world record return in ODIs. He was retained for the other four group matches, but took only one more wicket in total and was not selected for the semi-final or final - perhaps unsurprising when one considers that players of the calibre of Marshall, Garner, Holding and Roberts were all in West Indies' squad for the tournament.
Sir Frederick Nathaniel Ballantyne, GCMG is the Governor-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He has been in this office since 2 September 2002, and was knighted in November. He replaced Monica Dacon who had been interim Governor General after the death of Charles Antrobus.
Rodney Jack is a professional football player from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. He is best known for his spells with Torquay United and Crewe Alexandra. He has also played internationally for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national football team.
Wilfred Norris "Wilf" Slack was an English cricketer, who played in three Test matches and two One Day Internationals for England in 1986. A left-handed opening batsman, Slack was a victim of mysterious blackouts while playing, and died, apparently of a heart attack, while batting in The Gambia, aged 34.
Hugh Nathaniel Mulzac was an African-American member of the United States Merchant Marine. He earned a Master rating in 1918 which should have qualified him to command a ship, but this did not happen until September 29, 1942 because of racial discrimination.
Ezra Hendrickson is a retired Vincentian footballer. He played professionally in the United States' Major League Soccer with New York MetroStars, Los Angeles Galaxy, Dallas Burn, and Chivas USA, and was also a member of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national team. Since 2009 he is an assistant coach with Seattle Sounders FC.
Olympic Track and field Athlete
Kineke Alexander is a Vincentian sprinter who competed in the 400m event at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was the flag bearer for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the 2008 opening ceremony and the 2012 opening ceremony. At the London 2012 Olympics, Kineke competed in the First Round of the Women's 400m but she didn't finish, placing 46th.
John Arnott Spence was a Saint Vincent-born Trinidadian politician, botanist, and professor emeritus. Spence served as an independent Senator in the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago from 1987 to 2000. Spence was born on July 15, 1929, the island of Saint Vincent. He moved to Trinidad when he was eleven years old. He attended Queen's Royal College and the University of Bristol, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in botany in 1951. Spence then completed a post-graduate diploma in Agricultural Science at the University of Cambridge in 1952 and a second diploma in Tropical Agriculture in 1953 from the Trinidad Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in 1953. He earned a doctorate in 1961 from the University of Bristol. Spence served as the head of the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of the West Indies in Saint Augustine until his retirement in 1989. He then became the head of the Cocoa Research Unit, which he is credited with its expansion into an internationally recognized center. Within the field of botany, Spence uncovered the importance of the polyphenol oxidase enzyme, which helps cocoa pods resist Phytophthora palmivora, which causes black pod disease. He also developed several varieties of dwarf pigeon peas which can be harvested by machine, instead of by hand.
Shandel Samuel is a Vicentian footballer who currently plays for Ma Pau SC as a Striker. He is also the all-time top scorer of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines national team.
Ellsworth McGranahan “Shake” Keane was a jazz musician, poet and government minister. He is best known today for his role as a jazz trumpeter, principally his work as a member of the ground-breaking Joe Harriott Quintet.
Neil Fitzgerald Williams was an England cricketer, who played first-class cricket for both Middlesex and Essex. In a first-class career spanning over seventeen years, he took 675 wickets and scored 4,457 runs.
Courtney Carl Williams
Olympic Track and field Athlete
Courtney Carl Williams is a Vincentian runner who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 100 m event.
Leroy Blugh is a former defensive lineman who played fifteen seasons in the Canadian Football League for two different teams. Blugh was the winner of the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian Award in 1996 and is a two-time CFL West Division All-Star and a 81st Grey Cup Champion. Blugh served as the head football coach at Bishop's University, his alma mater, from 2005 until his resignation after the 2010 season. He was named Defensive Line coach for Queen's University in August 2011. Blugh was born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and grew up in Napanee, Ontario, where his family moved when he was five years old.
Dwayne Sandy is a football player for the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines national football team who plays for Avenues United FC on loan from Caledonia AIA.
Jamesy P is a Caribbean musician who released a single in 2005 called "Nookie". It was a soca hit and reached #14 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as selling well in the Caribbean, the United States and Canada.
Reginald Richardson is a Vincentian footballer Who plays for the senior national team. Reginald Richardson is one of the tallest players in the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines World Cup Qualifying squad.Reginald Richardson towers above all,and is a major treat in the 18 yard box.With the right training Reginald Richardson would could be come a very important part for the national team, in the future.
Robert Milton Cato was the first Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and also held the offices Premier of Saint Vincent and Chief Minister of Saint Vincent before independence. Cato was the leader of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Labour Party, and led the country through independence in 1979.
Joan Jeanetta Baptiste is a former British sprinter who competed mainly in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay. She won a silver medal at the inaugural World Championships in 1983 in the 4 x 100 m relay and competed in the 200 metres at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
George Webbe Dasent
Sir George Webbe Dasent was a translator of folk tales and contributor to The Times. Dasent was born 22 May 1817 at St. Vincent, West Indies, the son of the attorney general, John Roche Dasent. His mother was the second wife of his father, Charlotte Martha was the daughter of Captain Alexander Burrowes Irwin. He was educated at Westminster School, King's College London, and Oxford University, where he was a contemporary of J.T. Delane, whose friend he had become at King's College. On leaving the university in 1840 he was appointed to a diplomatic post in Stockholm, Sweden. There he met Jakob Grimm, at whose recommendation he first became interested in Scandinavian literature and mythology. In 1842 he published the first result of his studies, an English translation of The Prose or Younger Edda. In the following year he translated Rask's Grammar of the Icelandic or Old-Norse Tongue, taken from the Danish. Returning to England in 1845 he became assistant editor of The Times under Delane, whose sister he married; but he still continued his Scandinavian studies, publishing translations of various Norse stories. He also read for the Bar and was called in 1852. In 1853 he was appointed professor of English literature and modern history at King's College London and in 1859 he translated Popular Tales from the Norse by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, including in it an "Introductory Essay on the Origin and Diffusion of Popular Tales."
Wesley Julian John is a footballer from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who plays for Central FC of the TT Pro League as a defender
Roy Leslie Austin was United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago October 2001 to December 2009.
Ebenezer Theodore Joshua was a Vincentian politician and the first chief minister of Saint Vincent from 1956 to 1967.
Betty E. King
Betty Eileen King is an American diplomat. As of 2010 she is Representative of the United States to the European Office of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Shani Anderson was born on 7 August 1975 in St Vincent and was a resident of Catford, London. She competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics in the 4x100m relay and the 100m. Shani now coaches athletics from club to Olympic level and started her own personal training company, Anderson Fitness Consultants. She has a personal training studio at The Armitage on Great Portland Street where she trains clients and she also runs corporate health & wellbeing events and programmes. She was educated in Dulwich, South London at James Allen's Girls' School.
Keon Kenroy Peters is a St Vincent-born cricketer who played in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the West Indies in 2000. He also played a number of first class matches for Windward Islands.
Cornelius Bernard Huggins
Football team manager
Cornelius Bernard Huggins, also known as Outlaw between fans, is a footballer from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines formerly playing as a central defender and a vice-captain for Kedah FA in the Malaysian Super League.
James Fitz-Allen Mitchell
Sir James Fitz-Allen Mitchell KCMG PC MP was the second Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the founder of the New Democratic Party. He also served as Premier of the then colony from 1972 to 1974.
Myron Samuel is a Vincentian international footballer. Samuel is one of the youngest players to play and to score for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. On 7 June 2011, Samuel appeared in a reserve match for American side Seattle Sounders FC.
Orde M. Coombs
Orde Musgrave Coombs was an African-American writer and editor.
Alphonso Theodore Roberts
Alphonso Theodore Roberts was a political activist and cricketer.
Charles Augustus Ollivierre was a Vincentian cricketer who represented the West Indies in matches before they attained Test match status. Born in St Vincent, Ollivierre initially played first-class cricket for Trinidad; he was selected to tour England with the West Indies team in 1900. He later qualified to play first-class cricket for Derbyshire between 1901 and 1907, becoming the first black West Indian to play for an English county. Ollivierre was reasonably successful in county cricket and had a reputation as a stylish batsman. However, he dropped out of first-class cricket after 1907 owing to eye trouble.
Eswort Lorenzo Brian Coombs is a retired track and field sprinter from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who specialized in the 400 metres. In addition to 400 m he holds the national record in 4 x 400 metres relay with 3:06.52 minutes, achieved with teammates Thomas Dickson, Eversley Linley, Erasto Sampson during the heats at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
Melvin Andrews is a football player from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines who currently plays for Hope International FC. His position is goalkeeper.
Joseph Lambert Eustace
Joseph Lambert Eustace was born as the second son of Reynold Lambert Eustace and Beatrice St. Hilaire Eustace of Mayreau in the St.Vincent Grenadines. Together with his brother John Parmenas Eustace he founded the Intermediate School in November 1926 and taught there until around 1932 when he joined the staff of the St. Vincent Boys Grammar School. A keen cricketer in his youth, he retained a lifelong interest in the sport. He was also an avid reader and national Chess Champion and enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. He married Elaine Harold in 1941 and had a daughter, Elaine Marjorie Delores, born in 1942. His wife died shortly thereafter and he was married a second time to Faustina Gatherer in 1947. They had a son, Reynold Lambert Mountbatten in 1948 and a daughter, Margaret-Ann, in 1952. From 1950 to 1959 he was Manager of the Government Cotton Ginnery at Richmond Hill. The ginnery burnt to the ground in 1959 and was not rebuilt. He then built and operated his own oil and soap factory along with a cotton ginnery at Montrose from 1960 to 1967. In 1963 he became a member of the St. Vincent Labour Party headed by Robert Milton Cato and successfully contested the South Leeward seat in the 1964 election. The party however, remained in Opposition. He was re-elected an MP in the 1967 election which the Labour Party won and then became Minister of Education until he resigned in 1971. He was appointed Speaker of the House of Assembly where he served from 1972 to 1974 before retiring. He was appointed Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in February 1985 and served in this capacity until 1988.
Nicosia Lawson is a beauty queen who represented the Cayman Islands in both Miss World 2008 and Miss Universe 2009. She previously placed 2nd runner-up in the 2000 Miss Teen Cayman Islands competition.
Deighton Calvin Butler is a West Indies cricket player who played five One-day International matches and one Twenty20 international in 2005 and 2006. Butler has played for Windward Islands from 2000 to 2010 and was primarily a left-arm fast-medium swing bowler. He first played for West Indies in the Indian Oil Cup competition in Sri Lanka in 2005, taking three wickets in three matches. He was later picked for the ODI side in New Zealand in 2006, playing in two matches but failing to take a wicket. He is a useful lower-order batsman. He is currently playing league cricket for Linthwaite in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League in England.
Thaddeus Michael "Mike" Findlay is a former West Indian cricketer who played in ten Tests from 1969 to 1973 as a batsman and wicketkeeper. He was the first player from the Leeward and Windward Islands to represent the West Indies. Findlay toured Australia and New Zealand in 1968-69, and England in 1969 and 1976. Findlay found the experience and support of his team-mates helpful when he entered the West Indies team, and later remarked, "I never forgot when I first went on tour with the West Indies team. An experienced player was given a younger player as his mentor. Wes Hall was a mentor to me. Jackie Hendriks was the No. 1 keeper, and Jackie would sit with me and pass on his experience." After his career as a cricketer, Findlay became a journalist and commentated on matches. In 2002 he stepped down as Chairman of Selectors for the West Indies team. On 3 May 2007 Mike was appointed West Indian team manager for the tour of England.
Frederick Albert Phillips
Sir Frederick "Fred" Albert Phillips CVO was a Kittitian politician and jurist. He served as the first black Governor of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla from February 27, 1967 to 1969. Prior to serving as governor, he served as Administrator from 1966 to 1967. Phillips died at his home in Hodges Bay, Antigua on 20 February 2011 after a long illness at the age of 92.
Oronde Ash is a retired footballer born in Barrouallie, St Vincent. Hemade a number of appearances on Saint Vincent's national team and was a member of their 1996 Gold Cup squad. Ash previously played for the NC State soccer team from 1994 to 1997 and graduated with a degree in Mass Communication. He was assistant coach for the men's soccer team at North Carolina State University from 2002 to 2007.
Sir Louis Hilton Straker, KCMG is the deputy prime minister and foreign minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. He has been deputy prime minister since 2001. He was the minister of foreign affairs, commerce and trade from 2001 to May 17, 2005 when he was transferred to the ministry of transport, works and housing during a cabinet reshuffle. He became foreign minister again in December 2005. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in December 2005.
Devon Browne is a football player.
Juliana Barbara Nero is a West Indies cricketer. She has played one women's Test match and 43 women's One Day Internationals for the West Indies including the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup in South Africa.
Wendell Cuffy is a Vincentian soccer player.
Emerald George is a Vincentian soccer player.
Gregson Hazell is a Vincentian footballer and a Saint Vincent and the Grenadines U-20 international, and also plays for the senior team. Gregson Hazell is one of the youngest players in the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines World Cup Qualifying squad.Gregson Hazell towers above all. With the right ingredients, this young defender is a prolific stopper in the making.He looks to Cornelius Huggins as his mentor.
Richard Hayde is a football player.
Maria Kinnaird was born on St. Vincent, but was orphaned by a volcanic eruption and she was adopted by the politician, Conversation Sharp. Sharp was once considered possibly to be the most popular man in London of his time and she inherited through him not only a considerable fortune but a wide net-work of influential friends and contacts, particularly among Whig circles. She became a prominent socialite and leading hostess in London during the mid-Victorian period, being described as an accomplished, attractive, and intelligent woman. In 1835 she married Thomas Drummond, the inventor of Drummond Light and it is said gave him important support during the time that he served brilliantly as Undersecretary for Ireland.
Theon Gordon is a football player.
Jolanshoy McDowall is a football defender, who plays for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines U-20. He is from a small town in St. Vincent called Layou.
Darren Hamlett is a football player.
Damal Francis is a Vincentian soccer player.
Chad Balcombe is a Vincentian footballer who plays for the senior national team. He has represented the Saint Vincent and the Grenadine during World Cup qualifying matches in 2011.
Shemol Trimmingham is a Vincentian soccer player.
John A. Andrews
John A. Andrews is an actor, screenwriter, film producer and an author.
Lincoln Alexander, Sr.
Lincoln Alexander, Sr. is the father of Lincoln Alexander.
Odanza Dennie is a football player.
Roy Richards is a Vincentian soccer player.
Keith James is a football player.
Geroni Peters is a Vincentian soccer player.
Kenyan-Desmond Lynch is a football player.
Oscar Nero is a football player.
Zenroy Lee is a football player.
Azinho Solomon is a football player.
Calvert Kenroy Hooper is a cricketer who has played one One Day International for Canada.