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Arthur, Owen Seymour

Born: 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: Barbadian
Categories: Politician


1949 - Born on the 17th of October.

1971-1974 - Owen Arthur was educated at the University of the West Indies - Cave Hill, Barbados and Mona, Jamaica where he earned a BA in economics and history and an MSc in economics.

1981 - He held positions with Jamaica's National Planning Agency and the Jamaica Bauxite Institute before returning to Barbados and joining the Ministry of Finance and Planning.

1983 - He was appointed to the Barbados Senate.

1984 - He was elected to the House of Assembly.

1993 - He was chosen to serve as Leader of the Opposition, very shortly after giving notice that he was considering departing from politics due to his inability to survive at a satisfactory level on the means of an MP.

1994 - He is leader of the Barbados Labour Party, which brought him to victory in general elections in September.

1999 - He won general elections again in January.

2003 - One of the main platforms of Prime Minister Owen Arthur for the elections was his promise to continue the process of Independence for Barbados and transform the country into a Parliamentary Republic

2005 - Owen Arthur stated a national referendum would be given with a question to poll the public which would read something like: "Do you believe Barbados should have a Barbadian as its head of state?"


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