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Friday 7 August, 2020

Former Barbados prime minister, 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 died.

He passed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was being treated for a few days prior at 12.26 am today, July 27.

As then leader of the Barbados Labour Party, Arthur served as Prime Minister for three consecutive terms: 

  • 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 joins the regional community in extending deepest condolences to the family and friends of the former Prime Minister at this time.

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