Reuben Meade

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Reuben Meade
Reuben Meade (cropped).jpg
Premier of Montserrat
Incumbent
Assumed office
10 September 2009
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Peter Waterworth
Sarita Francis (Acting)
Adrian Davis
Preceded by Lowell Lewis (Chief Minister)
Chief Minister of Montserrat
In office
10 October 1991 – 13 November 1996
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor David Taylor
Frank Savage
Preceded by John Osborne
Succeeded by Bertrand Osborne
Personal details
Born (1954-03-07) 7 March 1954 (age 60)
Political party Movement for Change and Prosperity
Alma mater University of the West Indies

Reuben Theodore Meade (born 7 March 1954)[1] is a politician from Montserrat, a veteran lawmaker[2] and the current Premier since 27 September 2011. He served previously as the territory's chief minister from 10 October 1991 to 13 November 1996. His party is called Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP). He previously led the now-defunct National Progressive Party. Mr. Meade became Montserrat's first Premier.

He launched his election campaign (for the early general election of 8 September 2009) on 28 July 2009.[3] His party won the majority, garnering six of the nine seats up for grabs, while former chief minister Dr Lowell Lewis and two other independents took the remaining seats.[4] Meade was congratulated by his political opponent, Lewis, and said that the revival of the economy of Montserrat would be his main priority.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ ETaiwan News (AP), Voters in Montserrat elect new government, 9 September 2009, retrieved on 10 September 2009.
  3. ^ Montserrat:Reuben Meade launches campaign for general elections, Caricom News Network, 30 July 2009, retrieved 10 September 2009.
  4. ^ Caribbean 360, MCAP wins Montserrat election; outgoing chief minister in opposition, 9 September 2009, retrieved on 10 September 2009.
  5. ^ Radio Jamaica, New MCPR Gov’t in Montserrat , 9 September 2009, retrieved 10 September 2009.
Political offices
Preceded by
John Osborne
Chief Minister of Montserrat
1991–1996
Succeeded by
Bertrand Osborne
Preceded by
Lowell Lewis
as Chief Minister of Montserrat
Premier of Montserrat
2009–present
Incumbent