Former Commonwealth Secretary General Sir Shridath Ramphal has paid tribute to the Fifth Prime Minister of Barbados Mr Owen Arthur who passed away druing the early hours of this morning in his native Barbados.
“Barbados has lost a great son. CARICOM has lost a great West Indian. We are all the poorer for Owen’s going.
His last leadership role was to Chair the Commonwealth’s Observer Mission to the Guyana elections where he distinguished himself for his courage in speaking truth to power. May his memory be honoured in the upholding of his candour.
And may CARICOM for all time be guided by his credo of regional integration that marked his service to Barbados and the Caribbean Community entire.” Sir Shridath added.