Updated: View Site Map Site Map
Biography
HEROES LEADERS WOMEN HONOURED IN MEMORIAM
Ronald Milner Green
spacer
Ronald Milner Green
Former Leader of the Opposition, Commonwealth of Dominica

Ronald Milner Green is a Dominican politician who has served as the head of the United Workers' Party (UWP). In that capacity, Green was also the Leader of the Opposition of Dominica from 2005 until 2009, when he lost his seat in the House of Assembly in the general election. Green is now serving in the Assembly as an appointed senator.

Early life and education

Green holds a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education from the City College of New York, a Masters' in Education from Manhattan College in addition to pre-doctoral level studies at Columbia University.

Career

He was employed by various local NGOs before he first entered Parliament as MP for the La Plaine consistuency in the 1995 general election.

From 1995 to February 2000 Green served as Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs in the UWP administration. He was re-elected as Member of Parliament for La Plaine in 2000 and 2005. In 2006 he became deputy leader of the UWP. Following the resignation of Earl Williams he became the Political Leader. On August 8, 2008, he was sworn-in as Leader of the Opposition.

In the 2009 general election, Green had been declared the winner by two votes, but an official recount the morning after the election instead determined that he lost his seat by two votes. Overall, the UWP's representation in parliament fell from seven seats to three. Green and the UWP have challenged his loss in court, as well as the results of four other UWP candidates. He acknowledged having still been a United States citizen on Nomination Day, but renounced his U.S. nationality prior to Election Day.Most of the petitions have since been dismissed, including Green's challenge to his lost seat.) On 5 August 2010, Green was appointed as a senator by the new Opposition Leader, Hector John.Green was replaced by Edison James as political leader of the UWP at its January 2012 convention; Green was elected as a trustee of the party.

Personal life

Green is married to wife Nurse Joycelyn Austrie Green and is the father of two children - Malaika and Josina.

Sources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Green_(Dominica)
Fact Check
We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, or if you would like to share additional information on the topic, kindly contact us!
How to Reference Our Site
To reference our site, please use the following as a general guideline.
APA: KnowledgeWalk Institute. (Date Published). Title of Web Page. Retrieved from (URL)
MLA: "Title of Web Page." caribbeanelections.com. KnowledgeWalk Institute, (date published). Web. Date Accessed.
Chicago: "Title of Web Page," KnowledgeWalk Institute, last modified (date), URL.
Ronald Milner Green
QUICK FACTS
spacer
Occupation Politician
spacer
Place of Birth Dominica
spacer
Notable Accomplishments
Leader of the Opposition, Dominica: 8 August 2008 - 3 February 2010
RELATED RESOURCES
spacer
Country profile Dominica
Leaders of the Opposition of Dominica
POLITICAL AFFILIATION
United Workers' Party
 BROWSE BIOGRAPHY learn more
 SELECT BIOGRAPHIES BY COUNTRY

 National Heroes
 Caribbean Leaders
 Women in Caribbean Politics
 Caribbean Nobel Laureates
 Order of the Caribbean Community Recipients
 In Memoriam
 ABOUT CARIBBEAN ELECTIONS learn more
Caribbean Elections
Caribbean Elections provides comprehensive information on the electoral process, politics, and citizenship in the Caribbean. The portal includes election data and resources for the public, teachers, students, and researchers.
Learn more about CE»