Owen Arthur

Barbadian Politician
Born Oct 17, 1949

Owen Seymour Arthur, MP is a Barbadian politician who was Prime Minister of Barbados from 1994 to 2008. To date, he is the longest serving Barbadian Prime Minister. He was Leader of the Opposition in Barbados from 2010 to 2013. He led the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the 1994 general election and won general elections again in 1999 and 2003. In the 2008 general election, his party was defeated by the Democratic Labour Party and its leader David Thompson.… Read More

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1949 Birth Born on October 17, 1949.


1981 31 Years Old After graduating 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 in 1981.
1983 33 Years Old He was appointed to the Barbados Senate in 1983 and elected to the House of Assembly in 1984.


1993 43 Years Old He was chosen to serve as Leader of the Opposition in 1993 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 44 Years Old From 1994 to 2008, he was the leader of the Barbados Labour Party. … Read More
1995 45 Years Old In 1995 he was appointed a Privy Counsellor which bestowed him the title of "Right Honourable."


2003 53 Years Old One of the main platforms of Prime Minister Arthur for the 2003 elections was his promise to transform the country into a Parliamentary republic, replacing Queen Elizabeth II with a Barbadian President as Head of State. … Read More
2008 58 Years Old In the general election held on 15 January 2008, the Barbados Labour Party was defeated by the Democratic Labour Party, winning ten seats against 20 for the DLP. … Read More


…  He was Leader of the Opposition in Barbados from 2010 to 2013. … Read More
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