Following is a statement from The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur:
The Citizenship Initiative is saddened to learn of the passing of former Barbadian Prime Minister Mr. Owen Arthur. Our deepest condolences to his family, the people of Barbados and the CARICOM family of nations.
We will always be thankful for his efforts to foster peaceful, healthy relations between Guyana and our sister nation Barbados. He served his country honorably as Prime Minister, and continued to contribute his diplomacy, statesmanship and class to regional efforts to maintain democracy everywhere. Democratic Guyana recognizes Mr. Arthur’s stand for democracy as an accredited observer in Guyana’s 2020 Electoral Process, and salutes him for being a beacon of solidarity.
T.C.I is grateful for the lessons in politics and leadership left for us by Mr. Arthur, and we will honor his legacy by also standing firmly for democratic principles and representing our constituencies with dignity, inclusiveness and honesty. May his soul find eternal peace.