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Arthur To Ease Load

December 2005 | Ratings Update

Speaking at the 67th annual Barbados Labour Party (BLP) conference in November, Prime Minister Owen Arthur announced he would soon renounce some of his ministerial responsibilities as part of a forthcoming cabinet reshuffle. Prime minister since 1994, Arthur also serves as minister of finance and economic affairs, and as minister for the civil service, as well as spearheading efforts with the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) for the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). It is unclear whether the prime minister will run for re-election in the next general elections – to be held by 2008

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