Thursday 22 October, 2020

Former Prime Minister of Barbados, Rt Hon Owen Arthur has died

Owen Arthur on the steps to Parliament (FILE)

Owen Arthur on the steps to Parliament (FILE)

The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados has passed away.

After a short stint in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, he died earlier today (July 27) at 12.26 am. 

He died at the age of 70. As the then Leader of the Barbados Labour Party he led Barbados for three terms consecutively: September 6, 1994, to January 20, 1999; January 20, 1999, to May 21 2003; and from May 21, 2003 to January 15, 2008.

Colin Jordan, the Member of Parliament for St Peter which was Arthur's former constituency, will be the coordinating Minister for the funeral arrangements.

In a statement from the Government Information Service, the Government of Barbados extended its sincerest condolences to Arthur's wife Julie, his daughters - Leah and Sabrina and his extended family. 

Loop extends deepest sympathy to his family and friends at this time as well.

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