• 27 JUL 2020

Condolences on Passing of Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur

The sudden sad news of the passing of former Prime Minister Owen Arthur came to us at a time of heavy challenges for the region.

Having seen him at work in Guyana recently, this Caribbean statesman gave us no hint of an imminent demise because we had become so accustomed to his resilience, grit and wisdom.

We received the news with shock and mourn his passing alongside our brothers and sisters in Barbados and the rest of our region.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family, colleagues and all the people of Barbados but we all should be comforted that this Caribbean giant came from us and for decades, made a lasting contribution to our progress and for that we will continue to remember him in the annals of our history.

Dr Keith Rowley

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago