Mr. Oliver Joseph is a Grenadian by birth.
He is a graduate of the University of The West Indies (UWI).
Mr. Joseph holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Management, Diploma in Trade Policy and a Master’s Degree in International Trade. He has also received specialized training in Trade Negotiations from the World Trade Organization, Training Institute.
Mr. Joseph joined Grenada Public Service in 1982. He served in various positions including Director of Trade in 1999 and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from August 2006 to October 2009. He was an active Trade Unionist, having served as 1st Vice President of the Public Workers’ Union and General Secretary of the Grenada Trades Union Council.
He is a devout Catholic and member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society from his youth. He served in various capacity, including, Youth coordinator for eight years and 1st Vice President of the National Council for seven years. He was also President of his church pastoral council.
Mr. Joseph was an adjunct lecturer in Economics at the T.A. Marryshow Community College and a tutor at the University of the West Indies Open Campus. On the 1st of November 2009, he was seconded to the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) as Integration Specialist, where he served for three years. Mr. Joseph was elected as a Member of Parliament for St. David’s on the 19th February 2013. He held the portfolios of Minister for Economic Development, Trade, Planning & Co-operatives. He was re-elected to the House of Representatives on the 13th March 2018 and assigned the portfolios of Minister for Trade, Industry, Co-operatives and Caricom Affairs.