Owen Arthur
Barbadian politician
Owen Arthur
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.
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Ashe’s Legacy on Display
NYTimes - over 3 years
A short walk from the United States Open, Arthur Ashe will be remembered in an exhibit built from his meticulous collection.     
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Roof planned for U.S. Open's Arthur Ashe stadium
Reuters.com - over 3 years
(Reuters) - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) will reveal plans to build a retractable roof over the centre court at Arthur Ashe Stadium as part of major changes to the U.S. Open venue in Flushing Meadows.
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Barbados Opposition Leader blasts budget - Go Jamaica
Google News - over 5 years
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Opposition Leader Owen Arthur Wednesday described the BDS$3.3 billion (US$ (US$1.65 billion) national budget as “an exercise of nothingness”, and accused the Barbados government of having no clear strategy for development
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Sabre strengthens leadership team with new appointments - e-Travel Blackboard (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Former NSW State Manager Owen Arthur moves to the newly-created role of National Account Manager, where he will manage Sabre's key preferred supplier relationships. In addition to these changes, Sabre has also appointed a new Country Manager for New
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EDITORIAL - If Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is to succeed - Jamaica Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Hence, our suggestion of President Jagdeo, and before his return to active politics, Mr Owen Arthur, the former prime minister of Barbados. However, the choice has been made. And, perhaps, it is that Ambassador LaRocque is not saddled with the cultural
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Hambo, Oaks Hopefuls Prepare At The Big M - Standardbred Canada
Google News - over 5 years
Tom Haughton trains the colt for Bernard Owen, Arthur Rudolph and Rudolph Stables. "He's been racing pretty well for me lately," Miller said. "He had a problem running in last week and a little bit of soreness. They had him feeling much better tonight
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A marriage of convenience - Portia, Peter make uneasy, but necessary bedfellows - Jamaica Gleaner
Google News - over 5 years
Owen Arthur and Mia Mottley coexisted in the Barbados Labour Party and in government, and continue to coexist after the ugly clash of the titans for the leadership of the party. And there is hardly any question that there are personality clashes and
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Air Jamaica: end of an era - Jamaica Observer
Google News - over 5 years
To get around that, Stewart called the Barbadian prime minister, Owen Arthur and within minutes had his agreement to allow Air Jamaica to fly the Bajan flag to New York, through the Eastern Caribbean and to Cayman and Nassau, originating from the hub
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Gaddafi's "gold goal" - allvoices
Google News - over 5 years
Not that long ago, former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur – a man of significant Pan Africanist credentials – and other Caribbean leaders were calling for a gradual phasing out of preferential trading arrangements for Caribbean bananas to prevent
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Cabinet adjustments in Barbados - Stabroek News
Google News - over 5 years
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Owen Arthur said that the moves will have no bearing whatsoever in making the Government more effective in a time of crisis. Arthur gave it the thumbs down and said it was nothing more than a trifling “piece of tinkering”
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Barbados Labour Party's St Michael East Candidate - "The Streets Are In ... - The Bajan Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
In a watershed moment for the Opposition BLP since the replacing of Opposition Leader Mia Mottley QC, with former Prime Minister Owen Arthur on 18 Oct. 2010 - the Party's two main drawing cards publicly put aside their differences to tackle General
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Referendum in Barbados Labour Party - Where it's broken, how YOU can fix it! - The Bajan Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
St Michael joint zone meeting, June 5 at the George Lamming primary school at 4:00 pm. Featured speakers are Owen Arthur, Mia Mottley & the three candidates - Arthur Holder, David Gill and Trevor Prescod! Scotch Bonnet Peppers are like Ice in Arctic
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Caricom in paralysis: Single economy on 'pause' - Jamaica Observer
Google News - over 5 years
For the former prime minister of Barbados, Owen Arthur, who had shouldered lead responsibility for Caricom's Single Market and Economy (CSME) while he held office for some 14 years, this development "is most disappointing. It certainly sends a wrong
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Red Bluff/Tehama County Police and Fire reports: 05/24/11 - Red Bluff Daily News
Google News - almost 6 years
Owen Arthur Kenny, Jr., 23, of Red Bluff was arrested Saturday at the Cabernet Apartment Complex. He was booked on the charge of battery with serious bodily injury. Bail was $50000. - Charges are pending for an 80-year-old Westwood man following a hit
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IDB Counselors To Pay Official Visit To Barbados - Caribbean PressReleases.com (press release)
Google News - almost 6 years
The official visit will culminate with a meeting with representatives of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at their Deighton Road, St. Michael headquarters followed by a call on Leader of the Opposition, Owen Arthur, at Parliament
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The Bahamas' international trade dilemma - The Freeport News
Google News - almost 6 years
The second article carried excerpts from an address by Owen Arthur, the former Prime Minister of Barbados. Mr. Arthur is reportedly of the view that The Bahamas would benefit from becoming more involved with international trade arrangements, however,
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UN's Ban Extends Barbados Visit into Vacation, Plans to Visit Darfur, Sources Say
Inner City Press - over 9 years
UNITED NATIONS, August 2 -- The reason for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to Barbados is now clear. Ban's going on vacation there. China's Xinhua news service reported that Ban "will travel to Barbados' capital Bridgetown on Aug. 2. During the 24-hour visit, he will meet with the country's Prime Minister Owen Arthur and other officials." But the visit is not 24-hours. It's more like a week.             It is also being said that Mr. Ban will visit Darfur in the next month, and wants this to be covered by as many media outlets as possible. But after Tuesday's Security Council vote on the Darfur resolution, Mr. Ban ran right by reporters. The longest quotes came from Sudan's Ambassador, click here for Inner City Press' story.             Eight South Korean congressman have traveled to the U.S. to discuss the Taliban's continued holding of hostages with U.S. officials and, they said, Mr. Ban. Thursday at the UN's noon briefing, Inner City Press asked for confirmation that this ...
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FILM REVIEW; The Once and Future Fury: These Knights Go for the Jugular
NYTimes - over 12 years
''King Arthur,'' which opens today nationwide, claims to be ''the untold true story that inspired the legend.'' In the name of accuracy, apparently, some familiar legendary elements have been altered or dropped altogether. Merlin (Stephen Dillane), it turns out, was not a magician but the shadowy leader of the Woads, a guerrilla army of Pictish
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Nations Agree to Task Force on 'Tax Havens'
NYTimes - about 16 years
Representatives of wealthy nations and of Caribbean and other small nations branded as ''tax havens'' agreed today to set up a task force to devise ways to reform offshore financial centers used by criminals and tax dodgers. The agreement came at the end of a two-day meeting that began with small countries angrily accusing the Organization for
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Owen Arthur
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 60
    Arthur was sworn in on 18 October 2010 as Barbados' new Opposition Leader. In the February 2013 general election, the BLP was narrowly defeated, obtaining 14 seats against 16 for the DLP. Arthur was re-elected to his seat. A few days after the election, on 26 February 2013, the BLP parliamentary group elected Mottley as Leader of the Opposition, replacing Arthur.
    More Details Hide Details According to the party, Arthur was not present on the occasion in order to "give the members of the parliamentary grouping the freedom to choose the future of the Barbados Labour Party". Arthur is a recipient of the Order of José Marti of Cuba.
    In 2010, Arthur was given a vote of confidence by four of his parliamentary colleagues to return to the Leadership of the BLP after they expressed dissatisfaction with Mottley.
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    He subsequently returned to lead the BLP in 2010, but he was replaced as party leader after the BLP lost the 2013 general election.
    More Details Hide Details Arthur was educated firstly, at The Coleridge and Parry Boy's School and then later Harrison College (Barbados) and then the University of the West Indies - Cave Hill, Barbados and Mona, Jamaica where he earned a BA degree in Economics and History (1971) and an MSc degree in Economics (1974).
    He was Leader of the Opposition in Barbados from 2010 to 2013.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Arthur stepped down as party leader, but remained the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Saint Peter.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 58
    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.
    More Details Hide Details DLP leader David Thompson was sworn in on 16 January, succeeding Arthur. Despite the party's defeat, Arthur was re-elected to his own seat from St. Peter constituency with 65% of the vote. He also said that he felt he could still contribute to CARICOM. On 19 January, he stepped down as BLP leader, saying that he felt an immediate leadership transition would be in the best interests of both the party and Barbadian democracy; former Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley was chosen as the new party leader. Arthur said that he intended to serve out his parliamentary term.
  • 2003
    Age 53
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Arthur stated a national referendum would be held in 2005. However, this was pushed back in order to speed up the implementation process for the Caribbean (CARICOM) Single Market and Economy, and the focus of his term was directed to the hosting of Cricket World Cup 2007.
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 45
    In 1995 he was appointed a Privy Counsellor which bestowed him the title of "Right Honourable."
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  • 1994
    Age 44
    From 1994 to 2008, he was the leader of the Barbados Labour Party.
    More Details Hide Details In September 1994 the Labour Party won the general elections which made him Prime Minister. He won general elections again in January 1999 and 2003.
  • 1993
    Age 43
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 33
    He was appointed to the Barbados Senate in 1983 and elected to the House of Assembly in 1984.
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  • 1981
    Age 31
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Born
    Born on October 17, 1949.
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