List of Famous people born in Dominica

Henry Wilcoxon

First Name Henry
Last Name Wilcoxon
Born on September 8, 1905
Died on March 6, 1984 (aged 78)
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Harry Frederick Wilcoxon, known as Henry Wilcoxon, was an actor born in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies, and who was a leading man in many of Cecil B. DeMille's films, also serving as DeMille's associate producer on his later films.

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Prince Ital Joe

Joe Paquette
First Name Prince
Last Name Joe
Born on May 5, 1963
Died on May 16, 2001 (aged 38)

Joe Paquette, better known by his stage name Prince Ital Joe, was a Dominican–American reggae recording artist best known for his collaborations with Marky Mark. Prince Ital Joe also did some acting, appearing in the Steven Seagal film, Marked for Death and in the TV series, EZ Streets and Players.

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Patrick John

First Name Patrick
Last Name John
Born on January 7, 1938
Died on July 6, 2021 (aged 83)

Patrick Roland John was the first Prime Minister of Dominica as well as its last Premier. He led Dominica to independence from the United Kingdom. He was leader of the Waterfront and Allied Workers' Union and mayor of Roseau before being elected to the legislature in 1970. He became Premier in 1974 following the resignation of Edward Oliver LeBlanc. After mass protest forced him to resign, John unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Eugenia Charles with the backing of white supremacist groups. As a result, he was jailed for twelve years, of which he served five years.

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Kelvin Felix

First Name Kelvin
Last Name Felix
Born on February 15, 1933 (age 90)

Kelvin Edward Cardinal Felix, OBE, SLMH, DAH is the Roman Catholic Archbishop emeritus of Castries. He was born in Roseau, Dominica, on 15 February 1933. He became a cardinal at the papal consistory held on 22 February 2014.

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Eliud Williams

First Name Eliud
Born on August 21, 1948 (age 74)

Eliud Thaddeus Williams is a Dominican politician who served as seventh President of Dominica from 2012 to 2013.

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Jean Rhys

First Name Jean
Last Name Rhys
Born on August 24, 1890
Died on May 14, 1979 (aged 88)

Jean Rhys, (; born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams, was a mid-20th-century novelist who was born and grew up in the Caribbean island of Dominica. From the age of 16, she was mainly resident in England, where she was sent for her education. She is best known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea, written as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. In 1978, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her writing.

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Charles Savarin

First Name Charles
Last Name Savarin
Born on October 2, 1943 (age 79)

Charles Angelo Savarin is a politician from Dominica who has been President of Dominica since 2013. He is a member of the Dominica Labour Party and served for a time as Minister for National Security, Immigration, Labour and the Public Service.

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Roosevelt Skerrit

First Name Roosevelt
Last Name Skerrit
Born on June 8, 1972 (age 50)

Roosevelt Skerrit is a Dominican politician who has been Prime Minister of Dominica since 2004; he has also been the Member of Parliament for the Vieille Case constituency since 2000. Regionally, he has served as the chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and most recently as chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in 2010.

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Joseph Oliver Bowers

First Name Joseph
Last Name Bowers
Born on March 28, 1910
Died on November 5, 2012 (aged 102)
Born in Dominica

Joseph Oliver Bowers, SVD was a prelate of the Catholic Church from Dominica, who served as Bishop of Accra in the then Gold Coast from 1953. He was the first Black Catholic bishop to be consecrated in the United States in the 20th century, and the first ever to ordain African-American Catholic priests.

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