Former St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister and National Hero, Sir Kennedy Alphonse Simmonds, has released an autobiography chronicling his life.
It charts his life as a child growing up in Basseterre through his primary and grammar school days, before going on to become a medical doctor and then the last Premier and first Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis.
Simmonds, 83, who is now retired from politics and medicine, says the book, ‘The Making of a National Hero’, covers many topics that affected his life and characterised his tenure in government. It also shares some of his passions, including football, cricket and tennis. He represented St Kitts in cricket and football, while also racking up various awards in tennis, a sport in which he is still involved. He is married to lady Mary Simmonds and has five children.