Kirnon was born in cudjoe Head on the 9th November
1955. He was educated at the Cavalla Hill and Brades
Primary and the Montserrat secondary Schools. He gained
diplomas in labour studies at the George Meany Center,
Washington and Turin Center Italy.
On leaving school he began his working career as a teacher. The next 16
years were spent in the banking profession. At Barclays Bank PLC he held the
post of Manager's Assistant Advances, and on leaving that bank served as the
Manger of Loans at the Bank of Montserrat.
He holds a certificate in youth work and was the president of the Montserrat
youth council. He also held the presidency of community groups for over 25
years . He was president of the Parent teachers Association of Brades
primary and the Salem campus of the Montserrat secondary School.
He was first vice president of The Montserrat Allied Workers Union and was
the shop Steward at Barclays Bank. He was a negotiator for MAWU and
concluded many a contract on behalf of workers . He represented Montserrat
internationally on behalf of MAWU and indeed the people of Montserrat.
He has served on several Boards including The Labour Advisory Board,
Education Advisory Board, The Montserrat Secondary School Disciplinary
Board. He presently serves on the The Land Development Authority Board, the
Environmental Board and the Festival Committee. He is Chairman of the Cudjoe
Head Day Committee.
Charles is a Lay Reader in The Anglican Church and does visitation to the
sick and shut in on a regular basis. He was The Minister of Agriculture
Trade and the Environment 1991-1996. Was instrumental in enacting, the
Forestry and Wildlife Law, The Electrical Installation Law, The Planning
Act, The Physical Plan for the island. He instituted the Planning
department. He introduced the Tree Planting day, Farmers Convention, and a
number of plants including the Dwarf plantain, Grapes, Strawberries,
He is a Justice of the peace, A small Business operator, The Village post
man, A people person and a community man.