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Ralph Euerard Gonsalves

prime minister , barrister

Ralph Euerard Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, barrister. Political leader Movement for National Unity, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1982-1994; deputy political leader Unity Labour Party, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1994; Parliamentary representative, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, since 1994.

Background

Gonsalves, Ralph Euerard was born on August 8, 1946 in Colonarie, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Son of Alban Donally and Theresa Francis Gonsalves.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Economics, University West Indies, Jamaica, 1969. Master of Science in Government, University West Indies, Jamaica, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Government, University Manchester, England, 1974.

Degree in Utter Barrister, Gray's Inn, London, 1981.

Career

Lecturer University West Indies, 1974-1976, Barbados, 1976-1979. Private practice Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, since 1981. Prime minister St. Vincent and the Grenadines, since 2001, minister finance, planning, economic development, labor, information, Grenadines affairs, legal affairs, since 2001, minister national security, public service, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Gonsalves has written and published on a range of matters including the Caribbean, Africa, trade unionism, comparative political economy, and developmental issues generally.

Membership

Political leader Movement for National Unity, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1982-1994. Deputy political leader Unity Labour Party, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, 1994. Parliamentary representative, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, since 1994.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cricket, sports.

Connections

Married Sonia Hokke, March 20, 1971 (divorced 1986). Children: Camillo, Adam. Married Eloise Harris, August 12, 1989.

Children: Isis, Storm.

father:
Alban Donally

mother:
Theresa Francis Gonsalves

spouses:
Sonia Hokke

Eloise Harris

children:
Camillo Gonsalves

Adam Gonsalves

Isis Gonsalves

Storm Gonsalves