Rosie Douglas

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Roosevelt "Rosie" Bertrand Douglas (born October 15, 1941 , † October 1, 2000 in Portsmouth ) was a Dominican politician. In 2000 he was Prime Minister of the Caribbean island for eight months.

Douglas earned a reputation as a socialist radical reformer during his political career . In the general election on January 31, 2000, he led the Dominica Labor Party to victory over Prime Minister Edison James' ruling United Workers Party . He formed a coalition with the moderate Dominica Freedom Party and succeeded James as Prime Minister on February 3, 2000.

After only eight months in office, Douglas was found dead in his Portsmouth home on October 1, 2000. He had just returned from state visits to Australia, Taiwan, Canada and Jamaica the day before.

Foreign Minister Pierre Charles was appointed as his successor . On October 27, 2014, Dominican Melville Hall Airport was renamed Douglas-Charles Airport in honor of Douglas and Charles .