- The first black Miss Universe Great Britain, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers, has been appointed a social development and education minister in Anguilla
- The 27-year-old barrister was named minister by the governing Anguilla Progressive Movement
- Kentish-Rogers made history when she became the first black Miss Universe Great Britain in 2018
At just 27 years old, Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers has become a social development and education minister in Anguilla.
Kentish-Rogers was appointed by the governing party, the Anguilla Progressive Movement.
She was appointed as part of the seven-member cabinet that was announced by the new Premier, Dr Ellis Webster, after he was sworn into office following their win in the general elections.
Briefly.co.za learnt that her appointment follows several accomplishments across various areas including beauty pageants, sports, politics, and law.
Born in Anguilla, Kentish-Rogers made history in 2018 when she became the first black Miss Universe in Great Britain since the pageant’s inception in 1952.
The trailblazer and ambitious woman also became the first dreadlocked pageant entrant to walk a Miss Universe Great Britain stage.
Kentish-Rogers graduated with a law degree from Birmingham University.
According to Face2Face Africa, she represented Anguilla at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 and 2014.
Kentish-Rogers recently secured a seat at the Anguilla House of Assembly after she defeated former Premier of Anguilla, Victor Banks, in the country’s 29 June general elections.
Speaking about her latest achievement, the barrister told The Mail that there was a feeling she was not prepared because of her past involvement in beauty pageants.
''But it was actually becoming Miss Universe GB, rather than a barrister, that stirred me to take a more active interest in social development.''
Kentish-Rogers revealed that she and her Anguilla Progressive Movement will work towards dealing with corruption in Anguilla.
In another story, the founding CEO of the Caroline Group, Caroline Esinam Adzogble, has been appointed ambassador for Millersville University in the United States. As an ambassador, she will assist in boosting marketing and recruitment efforts to increase and diversify the multicultural numbers at the university.
Esinam Adzogble, 28, is a Ghanaian-born multi-award-winning educationist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. The inspiring, high-achieving woman is the founding CEO of the Caroline Group, a conglomerate with six subsidiaries including Potters International College and Caroline University.
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