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Ronald Jones
(23 November 1957 - )
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Ronald Dacosta Jones, JP,
Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados

The Honourable Ronald Dacosta Jones is a Barbadian politician and a former Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

Ronald Dacosta Jones was born on 23 November 1957 at Wilcox in the Parish of Christ Church.

He received his primary education at St. Bartholomew Boys' School. Subsequently, he attended the Washington High School where he obtained his secondary education. He also pursued studies at the Barbados Community College, before he entered the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and was awarded a Bachelor's degree in History and Sociology. Jones also attained a Masters Degree in Educational Management and Administration from the University of London, England and a certificate in teacher training from Erdiston Teachers' Training College in Barbados.

Career

Jones has been actively involved in education, sports, trade unionism and community development as President of the Barbados Teachers' Cooperative Credit union Limited; President of the Barbados Football Association (1998) and a Member of the Board of Directors and Credit Committee of the Teachers Cooperative Credit Union Limited. He was also a founding member of the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados and President of the Barbados Union of Teachers.

In the 1970s and early 1980s Jones was a leader of the Barbados Youth Council and the Commonwealth Caribbean Youth Workers Association of Barbados. He has also worked with the National Summer Camps Committee, the St. Bartholomew's Boys' Old Scholars Association and Youth Group and the Cultural Group-Thirty Three as One.

Jones became a Justice of the Peace in 1991.  This is among many of the other recognitions, which he has received. The 4H Movement, the Barbados Union of Teachers, The Christ Church Boys’ School among others have honoured him for his outstanding service.

Jones was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
Sources
http://gisbarbados.gov.bb/index.php?categoryid=15
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Ronald Jones
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Occupation Educator, Politician
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Date of Birth 23 November 1957
Place of Birth Wilcox, Christ Church, Barbados
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Barbados
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