Monica Dacon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dame Monica Jessie Dacon

Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
In office
3 June 2002 – 2 September 2002
MonarchElizabeth II
Prime MinisterRalph Gonsalves
Preceded byCharles Antrobus
Succeeded byFrederick Ballantyne
Personal details
Born (1934-06-04) 4 June 1934 (age 84)
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies

Dame Monica Jessie Dacon, née Sheen DBE, CMG (born 4 June 1934) is a former Saint Vincent and the Grenadines schoolteacher, educator and politician. She is the widow of parliamentarian St. Clair Dacon.[1]

She attended The Girls' High School and passed both the Cambridge School Certificate and the Cambridge Higher School Certificate. In 1952 she began teaching at her alma mater and the Boys’ Grammar School. She would return to the Girls' High School eleven years later having taught in two Trinidad and Tobago schools, before returning to St. Vincent to teach at the Bishop's College, Kingstown in 1966.[citation needed]

She was acting Principal of Bishop's College for a few months before going back to the Girls' High School where she remained for nearly fifteen years. She continued her studies and gained the St. Vincent Teachers' College Certificate in 1980 and two years later her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of the West Indies. On her return to St. Vincent she moved from secondary education to the tertiary level and became a lecturer at the St. Vincent Teachers' Training College.

She was appointed Deputy Governor General in 2001 when Sir Charles Antrobus was Governor General. She became acting Governor-General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, after the death of Charles Antrobus and until the appointment of Dr. Frederick Ballantyne as Governor General, on September 2, 2002. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours/Overseas and Diplomatic List.[2]


  1. ^ OAS profile,; accessed 1 September 2014.
  2. ^ "No. 59453". The London Gazette (Supplement). 12 June 2010. p. 43.
Government offices
Preceded by
Charles Antrobus
Governor-General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Succeeded by
Frederick Ballantyne