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Colin V. A. Derrick
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Colin V. A. Derrick
Former Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Colin Derrick is an Antiguan politican and former senator and Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

Colin V. A. Derrick received an international education and obtained both a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) and a Barrister-at-Law from the prestigious Middle Temple Inn in the United Kingdom.

Career

He is a lawyer by profession. Colin Derrick is one of the founding members of the United Progressive Party. He was instrumental in bringing together a coalition of three political parties to form a united entity that would finally bring to an end decades long rule by an Antigua Labour Party that pillaged the treasury, turned our country into a global laughing stock and brought our country to our knees in the best of times for the global economy.

Derrick unsuccessfully contested St. John's City West seat in the 12 June 2014 election against Gaston Browne of th eAntigua and Barbuda Labour Party.

Personal life

Derrick is a member of the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association, The Antigua and Barbuda Bar Association, the Spring Gardens Moravian Church and the Harmonites International Steel Orchestra. He is married to Maureen, a native of Grenada, and is the father of two; Zahra and Kareem Derrick.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2014 St. John's City West United Progressive Party 732 34.43% Lost Lost to Gaston Browne (ABLP)
2009 St. John's City West United Progressive Party 1,118 45.03% Lost Lost to Gaston Browne (ALP)
2004 St. John's City West United Progressive Party 1,085 48.24% Lost Lost to Gaston Browne (ALP)
1999 St. John's City West United Progressive Party 930 42.31% Lost Lost to Gaston Browne (ALP)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Government Senator Senate UPP 2004 - 2009
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security 16 March 2009 - 16 May 2014
Minister of Justice and Public Safety  (including responsibility for the Police and Fire Division) 1 January 2007 - 15 March 2009
Minister of Justice 5 January 2005 - 31 December 2007
Minister of Social Transformation 26 March 2004 - 4 January 2005
Sources
http://www.ab.gov.ag/
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Colin Derrick
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Occupation Lawyer, Politician
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Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Senator and Cabinet Minister
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