Norris Prevost

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Norris Prevost is a Dominican politician in the United Workers' Party. He has served in the House of Assembly of Dominica since 2000.

Prevost graduated from the University of the West Indies, with a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural economics, and a Master of Business Administration.[1] He also earned a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[1]

Prevost was appointed as a senator to the House of Assembly from 1990 to 2005.[1] From 1995 to 2000, he served as the Minister of Tourism.[1] He was elected as a representative to the House of Assembly in the 2005 general election, from the Roseau Central constituency.[1] Prevost was reelected in the 2009 general election, by the narrow margin of 839 votes to 836 for his Labour Party opponent, Alvin Bernard.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] The other two UWP seats were declared vacant and a by-election held, though both UWP members won to retain their seats.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Norris Prevost candidate profile, United Workers' Party, retrieved 22 February 2011 .
  2. ^ Electoral Office (21 December 2009), House of Assembly General Election 2009 - Final Count, Commonwealth of Dominica, retrieved 22 February 2011 .
  3. ^ Opposition continues boycott of Parliament, Caribbean Daily News, 29 March 2010, retrieved 25 September 2010 .
  4. ^ A strategic move – Norris Prevost justifies his attendance at Parliament, Dominica News Online, 29 April 2010, retrieved 22 February 2011 .
  5. ^ BBC Caribbean News in Brief: Opposition wins Dominica by-election, BBC Caribbean, 12 July 2010, retrieved 22 February 2011