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Asim Martin
(1958 - )
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Dr. Earl Asim Martin
Former Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis

Earl Azim Martin is a politician and former Cabinet Minister in St. Kitts and Nevis.

Early life and edcuation

Earl Asim Martin was born in Gingerland, Nevis in 1958. He grew up in Baker’s Corner, East Basseterre and attended the Newtown Primary School and Basseterre High School. After a brief career as a teacher at the Irish Town Primary School, Asim went to the University of Havana, Cuba to study medicine. In 1983 he was awarded a diploma in Spanish by the Higher Education Institute of Havana before graduating as a medical doctor. In 1989 he returned to St. Kitts where he entered into private practice.

Career

He was first elected to Parliament as the representative for East Basseterre in 1993. He was re-elected in1995 and 2000 and served as Minister of Health and Women’s Affairs and Minister of Health and the Environment. From 2006 to 2010 he served as Minister of Public Works, Utilities, Transport and Post. He was appointed Minister of Energy, Public Works and Utilities in the Denzil Douglas led Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) administration from 2010 to 2015. He was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis in February 2013.

He failed to win a seat in the 2015 general elections.

Sources
https://www.gov.kn/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Asim_Martin
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 1958
Place of Birth Gingerland, Nevis
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Notable Accomplishments
Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis: 2013 - 2015
Minister of Energy, Public Works and Utilities: 2010 - 2015
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