Dr. Simeon Daniel was born on 22nd August, 1934 at Barnes Ghaut Village in St. Thomas’ Parish, Nevis, West Indies to Joseph Daniel and Melvina Daniel, nee Archer. He received his early education at St. Thomas’ Government Elementary School in Nevis. He entered the teaching profession as a Pupil Teacher in 1950 and attained the Leeward Island Teachers’ Certificate in 1957.
Dr. Simeon Daniel began his legal tutorial at the Council of Legal Education School of Law England in 1962. While still a student (1960-1966) he worked as a clerk at the London County Council and later as an Executive Officer, and in 1965 received a recognition grant for outstanding meritorious work from the said Institution. He continued his education at the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court in London. In 1966 he became Barrister at Law and was called to the Bar in England.
He returned to Nevis in 1966 and served as Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs and was admitted to the Local Bar that same year. The following year he was appointed Crown Counsel and later Registrar of the Supreme Court and Additional Magistrate in the State. He entered Private practice in 1969 in St. Kitts – Nevis.
Mr. Simeon Daniel was among the founding members of a political party called the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) in 1970.
He served as Chairman of the Local Council from 1972 to 1980 and was elected to the National Assembly in May 1975 and February 1980. Following the formation of the historic Coalition Government of the People’s Action Movement of St. Kitts and the Nevis Reformation Party, Mr. Simeon Daniel assumed the portfolios of Minister of Finance and Nevis Affairs on February 19th, 1980. He gained Home Rule for Nevis under the Independence Constitution in September 1983.
Dr. Simeon Daniel was the first Premier of Nevis from September 19, 1983 (Independence Day) to 2 June 1992. His successor was Vance Amory after his party CCM won the election in 1992.
He established the Bank of Nevis Ltd. in 1985.
Daniel, & Associates is a full service law firm that represents numerous businesses and individuals in St. Kitts & Nevis, Anguilla and throughout the region and internationally.
The Firm was founded by Dr. Simeon Daniel.