Famous people from Virgin Islands
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Hip hop Artist
Keidran Jones, better known by his stage name Iyaz, is a singer-songwriter and dancer from the British Virgin Islands signed with the record label Beluga Heights Records. He is known for his singles "Replay", "Solo" and "Pretty Girls". He released his debut album Replay in 2010.
Jon Lucien was a vocalist and musician, born on the island of Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands. Born Lucien Harrigan, and raised in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands by his musician father, Lucien was best known for his song "Rashida", the title track of an album released in 1973, and one of two Grammy nominated songs on that album. He was also well known for his cover of "Dindi" by Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. His smooth baritone drew comparisons with Nat King Cole and Lou Rawls. He was often heard on traditional jazz stations in the United States such as WJZZ in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. William Thornton was a British-American physician, inventor, painter and architect who designed the United States Capitol, an authentic polymath. He also served as the first Architect of the Capitol and first Superintendent of the United States Patent Office.
Desreta Jackson is an actress, producer and entrepreneur. She is best known for her role as Young Celie in the movie The Color Purple.
D. Orlando Smith, OBE is the current Premier of the British Virgin Islands. He also formerly served as Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands from 2003 to 2007. He first won the office when his National Democratic Party won the 2003 general election, being the party's first victory at a general election in its history. Orlando Smith originally qualified as a physician, specialising in obstetrics, and was the territory's chief medical officer for many years both before and after entering politics. He entered politics at a relatively late stage of his career, being first elected to the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands in the 1999 general election, as the head of the newly formed National Democratic Party. In 2003, Smith led the NDP to victory, defeating the ruling Virgin Islands Party for the first time since 1971 in the 2003 general election. However, in the 2007 general election, Smith and his party suffered a defeat at the hands of the Virgin Islands Party, retaining only two seats out of 13 elected seats. Smith barely retained his seat as the at-large candidate, receiving the fourth largest number of votes. Smith remained in the legislature as the head of the opposition.
Andy Davis in the British Virgin Islands is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for British Virgin Islands Championship club Islanders FC and the British Virgin Islands national football team.
John C. Lettsome
John Coakley Lettsome was an English physician and philanthropist. He was born on Little Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands, into one of the early Quaker settlements in the territory, and he grew up to be an abolitionist. His surname is sometimes spelled Lettsom, particularly during the period of his life during which he resided in the British Virgin Islands. Lettsome founded the Medical Society of London in 1773, convinced that a combined membership of physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries would prove productive. His revolutionary idea met with success and the Society has provided a forum for all branches of the medical profession from its inception to the present. Situated at the heart of London's medical community at Lettsome House, Chandos Street, near Cavendish Square, this is the oldest medical society in the United Kingdom. As founder, president, and benefactor Lettsome was the mainstay of the Society from 1773 until his death in 1815.
Samuel Hodge VC was a West Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Jevon Demming in the British Virgin Islands is a footballer who plays as a Defender. He currently plays for British Virgin Islands Championship club Virgin Gorda Ballstars and the British Virgin Islands national football team.
Trevor Deshawn Peters is an international footballer for the British Virgin Islands who plays as a striker for Virgin Gorda Ballstars and Cloud County Community College in Kansas.
Richard Humphreys was the founder of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest historically black university in the United States. Humphreys was a Quaker philanthropist who bequeathed $10,000.00, one tenth of his estate, to establish a school for "the descendants of the African race". This Institute for Colored Youth, later renamed Cheyney University, was founded in 1837 to provide educational opportunities for African Americans. Humphreys changed his will to include this bequest in 1829 after race riots occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Humphreys was born on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, and was one of a number of highly successful individuals who came from the Quaker congregation in that Territory.
Football team manager
Avondale Williams is a football manager and former player from British Virgin Islands. He played as forward for Veterans and Rangers. Williams is a manager of the British Virgin Islands national team. He has 4 children: Taron Smith, Kaylene Williams, Jaheim Williams and Aja Williams.
Cyril Brandtford Romney served as Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands from 1983 to 1986. He also served as a member of the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands from 1979 to 1995. He was the first BVIslander to hold the post of Financial Secretary, and was also a business leader in the Territory and the region. After an early career as a teacher, he studied economics at Inter-American University in Puerto Rico and then pursued a master's program in economics and political science at Syracuse University in New York.
Javier Smith in the British Virgin Islands is a footballer who plays as a Defender. He currently plays for British Virgin Islands Championship club Virgin Gorda Ballstars and the British Virgin Islands national football team.
Dion Kwasi Crabbe is a sprinter from the British Virgin Islands. He won the 100 metres race at the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, and won the bronze medal over 200 metres at the 1999 Central American and Caribbean Championships. He finished sixth at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.
Deon Edwin is a basketball player.
Andraes Norford in the British Virgin Islands is a footballer who plays as a Midfielder. He currently plays for British Virgin Islands Championship club Virgin Gorda Ballstars and the British Virgin Islands national football team.
Errol Wellington in the British Virgin Islands is a footballer who plays as a Defender. He last played for British Virgin Islands Championship club Valencia and currently plays for the British Virgin Islands national football team.
Jhon Samuel in the British Virgin Islands is a footballer who plays as a Forward. He currently plays for British Virgin Islands Championship club Virgin Gorda Ballstars and the British Virgin Islands national football team.
Desire Montgomery Butler
Desire Montgomery Butler is a former association football and cricket player from British Virgin Islands. In football he played as goalkeeper for Veterans and for the BVI national team. In cricket he played as a left-handed batsman and wicket-keeper for the BVI national team.
Henroy Mitchell is an international footballer from the British Virgin Islands, who plays as a striker.
Dowlyn Daly is an association footballer from the British Virgin Islands. Daly plays as a goalkeeper and has won four caps for the British Virgin Islands national football team. As such, Daly played in his country's biggest ever defeat, the 17-0 loss to the Dominican Republic on 14 October 2010. He saved a penalty in the 2-1 loss to US Virgin Islands.
Vanquever Frett in the British Virgin Islands is a footballer who plays as a Defender. He currently plays for the British Virgin Islands national football team.