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Freundel Jerome Stuart, PC, QC, MP (born 27 April 1951)[1][2] is the Prime Minister of Barbados.[3][4] He succeeded David Thompson, who died on 23 October 2010 of pancreatic cancer.[5][6] He is a member of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP).

Contents

1 Biography

1.1 Personal life and career 1.2 Political career 1.3 7th Prime Minister of Barbados

2 References 3 External links

Biography[edit] Personal life and career[edit] Stuart was born in Saint Philip, Barbados.[7] He is single as of October 2010 and is the father of one daughter.[8] An alumnus of the Christ Church Foundation School, Stuart is a graduate of the University of the West Indies
University of the West Indies
and holds degrees in Political Science and Law.[8] He is a lawyer and his practice encompasses criminal and corporate law.[8] He has supported several community organisations and sponsors the Dayrells United Achievers Community Club and the Notre Dame Sports Club.[6] Political career[edit] Freundel Stuart
Freundel Stuart
has for several years been a stalwart of the Democratic Labour Party and has served in many capacities including that of President. He represents the St. Michael South constituency. 7th Prime Minister of Barbados[edit] Stuart served as acting Prime Minister of Barbados
Prime Minister of Barbados
since May 2010 when Prime Minister David Thompson became ill with pancreatic cancer.[8] Adriel Brathwaite succeeded Stuart in the positions he then held, namely Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs.[9] Thompson died on 23 October 2010.[7] Leaders of the Democratic Labour Party held an emergency meeting at the party's headquarters on George Street in Bridgetown
Bridgetown
on the morning of Thompson's death, during which Stuart was chosen as the next Prime Minister.[7] Stuart was sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Barbados
Prime Minister of Barbados
the same day by Governor-General Clifford Husbands.[7] In 2011, Stuart was appointed as a member of the UN Global Panel on Sustainability. Stuart won his first election as Prime Minister on 21 February 2013, defeating Barbados
Barbados
Labour Party challenger (for his constituency) Noel Lynch.[10] On 24 January 2014 Stuart became a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom.[11] Stuart has since announced his intention to turn Barbados
Barbados
into a republic and replacing the Queen of Barbados
Barbados
with a ceremonial president as head of state.[12] References[edit]

^ "Caribbean MBA Conference". Caribbeanconference.org. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-02-23.  ^ "BGIS Media - Biography - Deputy Prime Minister". Gisbarbados.gov.bb. Retrieved 2013-02-23.  ^ Staff writers (23 October 2010). "Breaking News: Cabinet members to be re-confirmed this afternoon". The Barbados
Barbados
Advocate. Archived from the original on 2012-03-11. Retrieved 23 October 2010.  ^ Staff writer (23 October 2010). "Stuart sworn in Prime Minister". Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 23 October 2010. [dead link] ^ Staff writer. "Urgent Barbados
Barbados
Death: Barbados
Barbados
Prime Minister David Thompson is dead". Caribbean News Agency (CANA). Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.  ^ a b "New Barbados
Barbados
PM to be sworn in". RJR News. 23 October 2010. Archived from the original on 26 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.  ^ a b c d "Barbados' Seventh PM". Trinidad & Tobago's Newsday. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2010-10-25.  ^ a b c d "Meet Barbados' New Prime Minister". CaribWorldNews. 2010-10-23. Retrieved 2010-10-25. [permanent dead link] ^ " Barbados
Barbados
has new Attorney-General". Nation News. 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2012-04-30.  ^ "Winners again". The Barbados
Barbados
Advocate. 22 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 May 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2013.  ^ http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/stuart-member-of-queens-privy-council/ ^ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/PM-says-Barbados-moving-towards-Republic

External links[edit]

Caribbean portal Biography portal

The Democratic Labour Party

Profile of Freundel Stuart

profile of Freundel Stuart, at the High-level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Global Sustainability

Political offices

Preceded by David Thompson Prime Minister of Barbados 2010–present Incumbent

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Prime ministers of Barbados

G. Adams† Cummins† Barrow† Barrow J. Adams St. John Barrow Sandiford Arthur Thompson Stuart

† Served as Premier