Honourable Keith Mondedsir
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Honourable Dr. Keith Mondesir

Honourable Dr. Keith Mondesir




NAME:  Keith Raymond Rufus Mondesir
DATE OF BIRTH:  23 January 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH:  Castries, St. Lucia
ADDRESS: Rodney Bay, Gros-Islet


·         RC Boys Infant School, St. Lucia

·         Methodist Primary School, St. Lucia

·         St. Mary’s College, St. Lucia

·         George Brown Collegiate, Canada

·         University of Waterloo, Canada – BSc.

·         University of Aston, Birmingham, UK – BSc. in Optometry

·         University of Houston, TX – Doctor of Optometry (Research on the Optic Nerve Head)



·         Malacologist - Belhazia Research (co-sponsored by the St Lucia Government and Rockefeller Foundation, USA.

·         Ink Chemist (Research and Development) - Inmount of Canada.

·         Paint Chemist (Research and Development) -  Pitsburg Paints, Canada.

·         Private Practice for over twenty-five years and have continued Research on Contact Lens Solutions and Contact Lens.


·         Practiced Optometry in the Caribbean – St. Lucia and St. Kitts/Nevis.


Caribbean Optometrist of the Year 2008



I have been running optometry operations in both Canada and the Caribbean.

In St Lucia I operate a clinic where everything in terms of eye care is under one roof that is surgical, ophthalmological, optometric and manufacturing of spectacles.

I also practiced as an Optometrist for 26 years in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada.

In Nevis, I aided in developing eye care on this island by associating and making it possible to perform eye surgery at the Alexandria Hospital and also in providing after care.



I entered politics in 2001 and fought for the constituency of Anse-la-raye/Canaries under a third political party called The Alliance under the leadership of deceased George Odlum and did extremely well with a three week span to fight an election.

On returning to Canada where I lived at the time, and practiced Optometry I decided to return home at the invitation of running for leadership for the opposition at that time the United Workers Party (UWP).  I fought for the leadership of the UWP against Dr Vaughn Lewis and Dr Morella Joseph.  I remained in opposition with the UWP as the Deputy Leader of the party and I am still Deputy Leader and won my seat with UWP on December 11, 2006.  This party presently forms the Government of St Lucia. 

Since being in government I have held the position as Minister for Home Affairs National Security and National Mobilization.  During that time St Lucia was faced with a serious crime problem.  Certain initiatives which were undertaken by me which resulted in a reduction in crime.

I have also held the post of Minister for Physical Planning and National Mobilization and presently I am the Minister for Health, Wellness, Family Affairs, National Mobilization, Human Services and Gender Relations.



·         Tennis

·         Racquetball

·         Squash

·         Farming

·         Reading

·         Business

·         Voluntary Community Work

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