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Pierre Charles

Personal data
Date of birthJune 30, 1954
Place of birthGrand Bay, Dominica
Date of deathJanuary 6, 2004(age 49)
Place of deathRoseau, Domenica
Political partyDLP
SpouseJustina Charles
ResidenceGrand Bay, Dominica
ReligionRoman Catholic
Prime Minister of Dominica
In office3 October 2000 - 6 January 2004
Succeeded byOsborne Riviere (acting)
Preceded byRoosevelt Douglas
In office1985 - 6 January 2004
Succeeded byJohn Fabien

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Pierre Charles (June 30, 1954 - January 6, 2004) was Prime Minister of Dominica from 2000 to 2004 as well as Member of Parliament for Grand Bay, Dominica from 1985 until his death. He was born in Grand Bay in Saint Patrick parish. He began his high school education at the Dominica Grammar School and completed it at the St. Mary's Academy before pursuing studies at the local teachers college. He served as a teacher and community organizer before entering elective office.

He became ill in February 2003, and had angioplasty surgery. Concerns about his health led to calls for him to step down. However, he continued to serve as prime minister until his death, which occurred during a medical leave of absence. Osborne Riviere acted as Prime Minister in Charles' stead. However, upon return from his medical leave of absence, Charles succumbed to a heart attack while being driven home from a Cabinet meeting.

Charles was an Honorary Member of Foundation




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