Hon. Montgomery Daniel
Minister of Housing, Informal Human Settlement, Land & Surveys, and Physical Planning, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Montgomery Daniel is a politician and current Cabinet Minister in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Early life and education
Montgomery Daniel was born in Sandy Bay to James and Sybil Daniel, parents of native Carib Indian descent. He received his primary education at Fancy Primary School where he obtained his School Leaving certificate. He become a primary school teacher up to the level of student teacher. Through Distant Learning Programmes, Daniel pursued studies in Managing Agricultural Enterprises, Economics, and Marketing with the University of the West Indies.
The Hon. Montgomery Daniel was born in Sandy Bay to James and Sybil Daniel, parents of native Carib Indian descent. He received his primary education at Fancy Primary School where he obtained his School Leaving certificate. He become a primary school teacher up to the level of student teacher.
In 1975, Daniel became a member of the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture as an Exyension Agent and began a long and dedicated service in the Agricultural Sector. By 1980, he obtained a Diploma in General Agriculture from the Eastern Caribbean Unstitute for Tropical Agriculture and Forestry (ECIAF). In 1984, he became the first Caribbean National to receive a Japanese Scholarship in Agricultural Extension. In 1987, under the Caribbean Agriculture Extension Programme (CAEP) administered by the University of the West Indies, he was awarded the position of Officer of Excellence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
He made his first political appearance in 1989, but was unsuccessful. On March 2001, he was elected to the Parliament of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as the Member for North Windward Constituency. He was sworn in as Minister of State for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on 1 April 2000. After successfully contesting the General Elections in 2005, he was apointed to the position of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.
Montgomery was appointed Minister of Housing, Informal Human Settlements, Lands and Surveysand Physical Planning during the third Gonsalves Administration. He retained this porfolio after successfully definig his seat in the December 2015 general election.\
Married and with two adult children, Daniel is a member of Holy Name church in Sandy Bay.