Dr. Douglas Slater
Former Cabinet Minister, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Douglas Slater is a politician and Former Cabinet Minister in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Early life and education
Dr. Slater, a medical doctor by profession also holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Sciences from University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
Slater served as an Opposition Senator for the Unity Labour Party (ULP) from 9 July 1998 to 11 January 2001.
In 2001, he successfully contested the South Leeward seat for the ULP aqnd retained the seat in the 2005 election. He served as Minister of Health and the Environment: 17 April 2001 to 9 November 2010 in the Administration of Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.
Slater did not contest the 2010 election, but was appointed Government Senator, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Foreign Trade and Consumer Affairs following the ULP vitory at the polls. He served in this capacity from 29 December 2010 to 15 August 2013.
In October 213, Slater was appointed Assistant Secretary General in charge of Human and Social Development at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.