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  • Photo of Statement by the CARICOM Secretary-General on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    Statement by the CARICOM Secretary-General on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE, SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) ON THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR OWEN ARTHUR, FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS It is with deep regret that I learnt of the passing of Professor Owen Arthur, the former Prime Minister of Barbados. During his tenure as Prime Minister for an unprecedented three consecutive terms from 1994 to 2008, Professor Arthur…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Chairman’s Statement on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    CARICOM Chairman’s Statement on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur

    Statement on the Passing of Owen Seymour Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados by Dr. the Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Owen Seymour Arthur, the distinguished former Prime Minister of Barbados, a titan of regional integration, and a most esteemed son of our Caribbean civilisation, passed…

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  • Photo of Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes

    Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes

    Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) – Former Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honourable Owen Arthur, passed away earlier today at 12.26 a.m. Starting today, Monday, July 27, due to the passing of the former Prime Minister, there will be a period of national mourning for three days. In addition, all flags will be flown at half mast. Minister of…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Cannot Waste Its Democracy—Owen Arthur

    Caribbean Cannot Waste Its Democracy—Owen Arthur

    Former Barbadian Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, has strongly commended  Jamaica’s  social partnership thrust, saying the Caribbean cannot afford to “waste its democracy” like some other nations which can shut down their Government from time to time, or “by making opposition to everything proposed by their leader the main political strategy.” He was giving  the keynote  address on Thursday, July 16,…

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  • Photo of Former Barbados Prime Minister addresses integration challenges

    Former Barbados Prime Minister addresses integration challenges

    Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur says while the decision in 1989 to transform CARICOMeconomies into a single market and economy was one of the most momentous decisions in the history of the Caribbean, “it was a transformation that was never going to be easily achieved.” Delivering the guest lecture at the Institute of International Relations at the St. Augustine campus…

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  • In Bahamas, Arthur warns of threats to nation building

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – FORMER Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur is warning of social disintegration within the Caribbean if new lifestyles and consumption patterns promoted through globalisation, are allowed to go unchecked. Arthur gave the warning in an address at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Independence of The Bahamas, saying that it could also affect nation building in the region.…

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  • Former Barbados PM to deliver lecture on nation building in The Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – Former Barbados prime minister Owen Arthur will speak on the “philosophy of nation building” as part of the activities by the College of the Bahamas marking the country’s 40th anniversary of political independence. Arthur, who served as prime minister from 1994-2008, will deliver the lecture on Friday, the final day of The Bahamas at 40 Independence…

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  • The good news about Barbados’ Owen Arthur

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – SCHOLARSHIP on the contemporary political history of the Caribbean can benefit from the autobiographies, memoirs, papers and correspondence of political leaders, especially prime ministers. This is a well-developed and invaluable tradition in England and the United States, motivated in the former by an overweening sense of the importance of their history and the latter by the possibility…

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  • Owen out!

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – FORMER PRIME MINISTER Owen Seymour Arthur is bowing out of elective politics. The most senior member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) told the monthly meeting of the party’s Christ Church West branch Sunday evening that, having given 40 years of his life to the 75-year-old party, he would not be contesting another general election.

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  • Barbados votes

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The narrowness of the election results in Barbados reflects a decision on the part of voters to keep close to the parties to which they have had allegiance. Though it also suggests that Mr Owen Arthur and his team failed to persuade the electorate at large that in the context of the recession which the country has…

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