Ralph Gonsalves

North Central Windward

Ralph Everard Gonsalves was born on August 8, 1946 to Alban Gonsalves (a farmer and small businessman) and Theresa Francis (devoted family woman and small business owner) in the rural village of Colonarie, bounded by two plantations.  He was born with a rebel seed to fight injustice, determined to assist in the transformation of people’s lives for the better.  

He has been a political activist for over 50 years; he has been beaten on the anvil of experience and forged in the cauldron of struggle; his natural leadership skills have been shaped and developed through his long years of political activism in the quest of lifting our St. Vincent and the Grenadines and our Caribbean higher!  

Currently, he is the longest serving elected member of Parliament in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, representing North Central Windward since February 1994.  He has also been the longest serving Prime Minister in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, March 2001 to the present time. 

 He is a Christian believer; he loves sports and reading.  He is a father; and husband to Eloise.

Comrade Ralph was educated at the Colonarie Primary School, the Grammar School, University of the West Indies, Manchester University (UK), Makerere University (Uganda), and Gray’s Inn (London). He formally studied political economy, government, and law.  He obtained the qualification of: BSc (Econ.); MSc (Govt.); PhD (Govt); and the Degree of Utter Barrister.  

Before becoming Prime Minister, he worked first as a University Lecturer/Professor and then as a Lawyer.

SOME ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN NORTH CENTRAL WINDWARD (2001 – 2020):

   Georgetown

  • Modern Medical and Diagnostic complex
  • Modern Police Station
  • Early Childhood Centre
  • School for Children with Special needs
  • Chili Playing Field
  • Sea Defence
  • Satellite Warehouse

   Mt. Young/Chester/Byera/Gorse    

  • Community Centre
  • Low-Income Housing
  • Byera Tunnel
  • New Bridges and River Defences
  • Pamellus Burke Primary School
  • Windward Water Supply (Jennings)
  • Goldn Years Centre

   Colonarie/Belle Vue

  • George Stephens Secondary School
  • Walden Ryan Learning Resource Centre
  • Colonarie Bridge
  • River Defences at Colonarie and Belle Vue Rivers
  • Low-Income Housing
  • Early Childhood Centre

   Park Hill

  • Pipe-borne water (Village, Doctor Smith, Dundo Hole)
  • Playing Field
  • Pearl Best Centre
  • Concreting of Park Hill Tunnel
  • Distribution of Housing Lots
  • Rehabilitation of Primary School

   South Rivers

  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Rehabilitation of Power Plant
  • Low-Income Housing
  • Playing Field
  • Early Childhood Centre
  • River Defences

   Everywhere

  • Education Revolution
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Jobs
OUR PLANS FOR NORTH CENTRAL WINDWARD INCLUDE:

   Georgetown

  •  Sea Defence
  • Community Market
  • Learning Resource Centre

   Chester Cottage   

  • Low-Income Housing
  • Early Childhood Centre

   Byera/Gorse                  

  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Upgrade Playing Field at Gorse
  • Low-Income Housing
  • Early Childhood Centre
  • River Defence

   Colonarie/Belle Vue   

  • River Defence
  • Modern Police Station

   Park Hill                         

  • Low-Income Housing
  • Learning Resource Centre

   South Rivers:                 

  • Low-Income Housing
  • River Defences

   Everywhere                         

  • Education Revolution
  • Poverty Reduction
  • Jobs
  • Improved Health Services
  • Roads