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Owen Arthur Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. Owen Arthur a Barbadian politician who was Prime Minister who recently headed the Commonwealth Observer Mission to Guyana’s General and Regional Elections has passed on July 27 at the age of 70 due to a heart attack.

As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Owen Arthur.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

Rest in Peace Rt Hon Owen Arthur. I feel like we lost an Uncle. So humble(met him at a restaurant)but when it came to politics he DEFINITELY wouldn’t tekk nuh sport. Longest serving Prime Minister. Thank you for your contribution towards Barbados. Your work on earth is complete.


The Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur has died. He won three consecutive terms (1994-2008) in part due to the success of his economic policies which cut unemployment in the island.


Former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur has passed away at the age of 70.
He was pronounced dead just after midnight at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
More details will follow later.


R.I.P. Owen Arthur – I regard you as one of the greatest leaders our country has ever been blessed to have. I am truly and deeply sorry to hear of your passing.

Blessed journey back to the essence King Man! #statesman #brilliantmind #leadership #maximumrespect

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur passes away

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has passed away at the age of 70, a Government statement has confirmed.
Arthur, the island’s longest serving Prime Minister, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 12:26 a.m. He was hospitalised last week with heart complications.
The statement said that Minister of Labour and Social Relations and St Peter MP Colin Jordan, will be the coordinating minister for the funeral arrangements.
“The Government of Barbados extends sincerest condolences to his wife, Julie, his daughters, Leah and Sabrina and his extended family,” it added. (BGIS)

Barbados begins three days of mourning on Monday

Barbados will begin three days of national mourning starting today, Monday, July 27, due to the passing of Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur, a Government statement has said.

Arthur, the island’s longest serving leader, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 12:26 a.m.

“All flags will be flown at half mast,” the statement added.

Owen Seymour Arthur passed away today at age 70.

The Barbados Government Information Service said he died at 12:26 a.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Arthur, Barbados’ fifth Prime Minister, was hospitalised in mid-July with heart complications and was in the Intensive Care Unit.

He led the country for an unprecedented three consecutive terms from 1994 to 2008, having served as Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Peter from 1984 to 2013.

In 2013, Arthur announced that election would be his last after the Barbados Labour Party was defeated.

Since retiring from political office, Arthur was conferred with the title of Professor of Practice: Economics of Development by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in November 2018 and in January 2020, was appointed chairman of the Board of LIAT the Caribbean Airline.

He is survived by wife Julie and daughters Sabrina and Leah.

The Government of Barbados extended sincerest condolences to his wife, children and extended family and announced that MP for St Peter, Colin Jordan, would be coordinating the funeral arrangements.

There will be a period of national mourning for three days. All flags will be flown at half mast.

Former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur has passed away at 70.

He was pronounced dead just after midnight at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, after being admitted there last week for heart complications.

The news was confirmed by CBC News Barbados early this morning.

Arthur recently headed the Commonwealth Observer Mission to Guyana’s General and Regional Elections.

Former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, who headed the Elections Observer Mission from The Commonwealth to Guyana, has died.

The 71-year-old former Prime Minister was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital last week for heart issues. CBC News Barbados confirmed the news.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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