Monday 23 November, 2020

Rihanna describes late PM Owen Arthur as a 'true hero'



Bajan pop star Rihanna has paid tribute to the late Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, describing him on social media as a "true hero".

In an Instagram post, Rihanna described him as “…one of our greatest leaders” and a “true hero”.

She added:

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire nation of Barbados. Rest in Paradise!”

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Arthur passed away on July 27, at the age of 70. He was hospitalised in mid-July.

Arthur was Barbados’ longest-serving prime minister, leading the country from 1994 to 2008 under the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).

After the 2013 General Elections, Arthur — who was born and raised in the parish of St Peter — announced his retirement from politics and accepted the appointment as Professor of Practice: Economics of Development by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2018.

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