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JAMAICA | Phillips saddened by Owen Arthur's passing

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Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur
KINGSTON, Jamaica, July 27, 2020: Peoples National Party President (PNP) and Leader of the Opposition Dr. Peter Phillips is shocked and saddened by news of the untimely passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur.
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PNP President Dr. Peter Phillips

Former PM Arthur was Barbados' fifth Head of Government and he served in that capacity for 14 years.

Dr. Phillips said Owen Arthur gave distinguished service to his country, especially as Prime Minister. He also made important and fundamental contributions to regionalism having been the Prime Minister who led the single market and economy push of the Caribbean Community.

“Owen Arthur, an economist, studied and worked in Jamaica, he pursued post graduate studies on the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies. He worked here at the Planning Institute of Jamaica and the Jamaica Bauxite Institute for some time,” Dr. Phillips said.

Most recently former Prime Minister Arthur was head of the Commonwealth observer mission to Guyana for the general election.

“He was also an avid sportsman and I will treasure memories of Owen in the stands with us enjoying cricket matches in Jamaica and Barbados.” 

Dr. Phillips, on behalf of the PNP, offers deepest condolences to the family of the late Owen Arthur, particularly his widow Julie, his daughters Leah and Sabrina, and to the Government and people of Barbados as well as his colleagues in the Barbados Labour Party.


Last modified onMonday, 27 July 2020 16:50
  • Countries: Barbados