Former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Seymour Arthur has passed away today 27th July at age 70.
Arthur is reported to have died at 12:26 am at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after being
hospitalised in mid-July with heart complications.
Owen Arthur was Barbados' fifth Prime Minister, 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.
The Government of Barbados extended sincerest condolences to his wife, two children and extended family and announced that MP for St Peter, Colin Jordan, would be coordinating the funeral arrangements.