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Profiles of local women awarded for sterling service to nation-building on International Women’s Day

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 09, 2016 (SKNIS): Six women, namely Jacqueline Lenora Browne, Merclyn Hughes, Maureen Dickenson, Cherryl Ward, Raslyn Connor and Malvie James, were recognised on International Women’s Day, March 8, for their sterling contribution in various fields.

Merclyn “Dolly” Gumbs-Hughes was awarded for her 37 years of service in the Royal St. Christopher & Nevis Police Force, and has recently risen to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police with responsibility for the Administration, Resources, Technology and Intelligence Directorate.  This is the first time in the history of the Federation that a female has been chosen to be an ACP.

 She is member and co-founder of the “Women of Purpose”, Grace Gospel Hall’s vibrant ministry in the community and hospitals.  Merclyn is a Co- founder of the Boys/ Good News Club at Grace Gospel Hall from 2011 with a contact of over 100 boys and girls from the communities of Old Road to Half Way Tree.