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Denzil Llewellyn Douglas

Assumed office 
6 July 1995
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Cuthbert Sebastian
Preceded by Kennedy Simmonds

Born 14 January 1953 (1953-01-14) (age 57)
Saint Paul Capesterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Political party SKNLP

Denzil Llewellyn Douglas (1953 - ) was sworn in as the Second Prime Minister of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis immediately following the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party's election victory in July 1995.



Early life and pre-political career

Born on January 14, 1953,[1] in the village of St. Pauls, Douglas studied medicine as a young man. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 and a Degree in Medicine in 1984 from the University of the West Indies.[2] In 1986 he established a private medical practice as a family physician and served as President of the St. Kitts-Nevis Medical Association in the late 1980s.[1]

Political life

Douglas was elected M.P. for St. Christopher (No.6) ward (Newton Ground, St. Paul's, Dieppe Bay, Saddlers, and Harris) in the National Assembly of Saint Kitts and Nevis in 1989 and appointed Leader of the Opposition. That year he was also elected leader of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.

He restructured and re-energized the party in preparation for its 1995 electoral victory. He was appointed Prime Minister of the Federation in 1995, re-appointed Prime Minister in March 2000 and again in October 2004.

Douglas was elected Deputy Chairman of the Labour Party in 1987 and re-elected in March 2000. The Labour Party won a third term on October 25 with seven of the eight seats on St. Kitts in the eleven-member National Assembly.


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