Dennis DeCourcey Holder
Former Election Candidate, Barbados
Dennis Holder is a Barbadian educator, politician, and former election candidate.
Early life and education
Dennis DeCourcey Holder was born St. Joseph in 1962. He received his Primary and Secondary Education in St. Joseph, during which he twice served as Headboy. He then pursued studies at the Barbados Community College, Erdiston Teachers’ College and the University of the West Indies, where he again displayed leadership talent.
Dennis Holder’s teaching career spans 28 years, during which he laid solid educational foundations, and prepared students at several Primary and Secondary Schools for the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE) and the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) examinations, respectively. More recently he has been actively involved in informal education through the Community Development Technology Programme. This he has been doing since 2002.
Holder contested the St. Joseph seat in the 2013 general election for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), but lost to incumbent Dale Marshall of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP). He unsuccessfully contested the seat in the 2018 election.
He currently lives in St. Joseph with his wife Caroline and their two sons, Kaide and Kaveh. Dennis worships at the Calvary Baptist Church in Cleavers Hill, St. Joseph where he also serves as an Evangelist.