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Owen Arthur

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Date of Birth (DOB): 10/17/49
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Best Known for: The Prime Minister of Barbados

Bio: The Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur assumed office on September 7, 1994, as Barbados' fifth Prime Minister.
Mr. Arthur political career began when he was appointed a member of the Barbados Senate in 1983. He became a Member of Parliament in 1984 and was appointed Leader of the Opposition in 1993. He remains Chairman of the Barbados Labour Party from 1993 to 1999.
Mr. Arthur was educated at All Saints' Boys' School, Coleridge and Parry School, Harrison College and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and Mona Campuses.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics and History, and a Master of Science degree in Economics Mr. Arthur stayed in Jamaica working in various positions with the Jamaican Civil Service and also with the Organization of American States (OAS)
In 1981, Mr. Arthur returned to Barbados and worked with the Ministry of Finance and the Department of Management, U.W.I. as a part-time lecturer.
His publications include "The Commercialization of Technology in Jamaica", 1979; "Energy and Mineral Resource Development in the Jamaica Bauxite Industry" 1981; and "The IMF and Economic Stabilization Policies in Barbados" 1984.
He has been a member of the Barbados Economic Society and is an active member of the Barbados External Communications (BET) Sports Club.
His hobbies include gardening and cooking.
Mr. Arthur is married to the former Beverley Jeanne Bachelor.

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