Pemberton is being recognized for his environmental efforts, working with sea turtles. The Caribbean’s sea turtles are critically endangered and Pemberton is said to be working to change that. The Nevis native has created a culture of conservation on Nevis, regularly drawing crowds to his evening turtle walks, with help from the Sea Turtle Conservancy and the Four Seasons Resort. The creatures had few friends in the region like him — and, in time, he will help to change their plight, reported the Caribbean Journal.
As the publication stated, “You may not be aware of it, but the tiny twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis is in the midst of a hotel construction boom. And at the centre of it is Tourism Minister Ricky Skerritt, who is helping to draw a new wave of foreign investment to the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, from a Park Hyatt resort to a series of condo-hotel properties.”
Also on the list are Jamaica’s former Prime Minister, Andrew Hollness, Usain Bolt and Rihanna.