Montgomery Daniel was born in the village of Sandy Bay to James and Sybil Daniel, parents of the native Carib Indian decent. He received his Primary Education in the area where he obtained his school-leaving certificate. He then became a primary school teacher to the level of student teacher.
In 1975, Daniel became a member of the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture as an Extension Agent and began a long and dedicated service to the Agriculture Sector. By 1980, he obtained a Diploma in the General Agriculture from the Eastern Caribbean Institute for Tropical Agriculture and Forestry (ECIAF). In 1984, became the first Caribbean National to receive a Japanese Scholarship in Agricultural Extension. In 1987, under the Caribbean Agricultural Extension Programme administered by the University of the West Indies he was awarded the position of Officer of Excellence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Through Distance Learning Programmes, Daniel pursued studies in Managing Agricultural Enterprises and Economics and Marketing with the University of the West Indies.
He made his first political appearance in 1989, but was unsuccessful. On March 2001, he was elected to the Parliament of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as the member of the North Windward Constituency. He was sworn in as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries on the 1 April 2001. After successfully contenting the General Elections in 2005, he was appointed to the position of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. Daniel returned to the Cabinet after successfully defending his seat in 2010.
Still finding time for some play, Daniel captains cricket teams and fishing boats, and he enjoys singing and a good game of dominoes.
Married and with two adult children, Daniel is a member of Holy Name church in Sandy Bay.