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Caribbean: The region’s recent history is being lost – By David Jessop

Owen Arthur

Commentary by David Jessop

At the start of the month, Barbados’ former prime minister, Owen Arthur, officially departed the island’s Parliament and elective politics. Some weeks prior, he had indicated that he would not be running again in his St Peter constituency after the island’s legislature had been dissolved.

Uniquely, he is the only Barbadian prime minister to have sat in Parliament with every other prime minister of his country. He was also a participant in key national, regional and international decisions that have made the island and the Caribbean for good and ill what it is today.         Continue reading

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