Prevost graduated from the University of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics, and a Master of Business Administration. He also earned a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Prevost was appointed as a senator to the House of Assembly from 1990 to 2005. From 1995 to 2000, he served as the Minister of Tourism. He was elected as a representative to the House of Assembly in the 2005 general election, from the Roseau Central constituency. Prevost was reelected in the 2009 general election, by the narrow margin of 839 votes to 836 for his Labour Party opponent, Alvin Bernard.
The 2009 election overall was a loss for the UWP, which lost four seats to retain only three. Prevost subsequently joined the UWP boycott of the House of Assembly, in protest against alleged election irregularities. Prevost became the only UWP member to break the boycott, taking his seat on 29 April 2010 in what he stated was a strategic move on behalf of the UWP. The other two UWP seats were declared vacant and a by-election held, though both UWP members won to retain their seats.
- Norris Prevost candidate profile, United Workers' Party, retrieved 22 February 2011.
- Electoral Office (21 December 2009), House of Assembly General Election 2009 - Final Count, Commonwealth of Dominica, retrieved 22 February 2011.
- Opposition continues boycott of Parliament, Caribbean Daily News, 29 March 2010, retrieved 25 September 2010.
- A strategic move – Norris Prevost justifies his attendance at Parliament, Dominica News Online, 29 April 2010, retrieved 22 February 2011.
- BBC Caribbean News in Brief: Opposition wins Dominica by-election, BBC Caribbean, 12 July 2010, retrieved 22 February 2011
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