|Affiliation||Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
|Name||Denzil L. Douglas|
, St. Kitts , Saint Kitts and Nevis
|| January 14, 1953
Jan 14, 2011 10:53pm
|Info||Hon Dr. Denzil Llewellyn Douglas was sworn in as the second Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis immediately following the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party?s impressive election victory in July 1995. Re-elected resoundingly with all eight seats in March 2000, Dr. Douglas is also Minister of Finance, Development & Planning, and National Security. |
Born in the north island village of St. Paul?s in January 1953, Dr. Douglas grew up in the youth arm of the Labour Party and, in 1979, became the first Young Labour representative to sit on the party?s National Executive.
An excellent student, Dr. Douglas studied at the University of the West Indies on a scholarship receiving his B.Sc. in 1977 and his medical degree in 1984. Following his internship in Trinidad, he returned to St. Kitts & Nevis in 1986 and established a private practice as a family physician. He also served as President of the St. Kitts-Nevis Medical Association in the late 1980s.
In 1987, Dr. Douglas became Deputy Chairman of the Labour Party. In the March 1989 national elections, he was elected from Newton Ground/ Harris constituency to the Parliament of the National Assembly and was appointed Leader of the Opposition. Later that same year, after being elected National Political Leader, he restructured and re-energized the party in preparation for its decisive 1995 victory.
As Prime Minister, Dr. Douglas plays an active leadership role in many regional and international organisations including the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Organisation of American States (OAS), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, The Commonwealth and the United Nations.