Role: Prime Minister
Official Title: Parliamentary Representative for Constituency #6 (Newton Ground, St. Paul's, Dieppe Bay, Saddlers). Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, National Security, Immigration, Sustainable Development, Tourism, Sports & Culture
Biography: Dr. the Hon. Denzil Llewellyn Douglas was sworn in as the Second Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis immediately following the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Partys impressive election victory in July 1995.
Re-elected in March 2000, Dr. Douglas St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party again won a resounding third term on October 25th with 7 of the 8 seats on St. Kitts in the 11-member St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly.
Dr. Douglas is also Minister of Finance, Information, Technology and Sustainable Development, Tourism, Sports and Culture.
As Prime Minister, Dr. Douglas plays an active leadership role in many regional and international organisations:
Dr. Douglas has made history by being the first Caribbean Leader to receive the Ghandi-King-Ikeda Peace Award and was also honoured as an outstanding graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and is the recipient of a Legacy Award from the American Foundation of the University of the West Indies in New York.
The Republic of China on Taiwan and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela recently decorated Prime Minister Douglas with the Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon and the Order of the Liberator (First Class) respectively.
A Florida State senator and a Miami Commissioner have honoured Dr. Douglas for his outstanding leadership not only in St. Kitts and Nevis, but also regionally and internationally and he has been recognised by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City for his many contributions in the field of HIV/AIDS.
United States President, the Hon. George Bush and former U.S. President, the Hon. Bill Clinton praised Prime Minister Douglas for his leadership role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
In November 2005, Prime Minister Douglas was presented with a plaque by prominent United States Congressman, the Hon. Charles Rangel for distinguished and unblemished record of service to humanity and for his leadership and tireless, progressive contributions to his country and to the entire Caribbean Community.
The United States Congressional Black Caucus also presented a plaque to Dr. Douglas.
He is the Prime Ministerial spokesman on HIV/AIDS and other health related matters in the CARICOM quasi Cabinet.