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One of Barbados' finest politicians and humanitarians, You have left an enormous legacy that should inspire others to follow.
On behalf of the Roach family, May you rest in eternal peace.
CONDOLENCE MESSAGE IN RESPECT OF THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS, RT.HON. OWEN SEYMOUR ARTHUR.
It was with great sadness that the Ghana High Commission learned of the passing of Right Honourable Owen Arthur, Former Prime Minister of Barbados, on Monday, 27th July 2020.
Right Honourable Owen Arthur is fondly remembered for his dedicated life and service throughout his political career. He served his people well, having led his country for fourteen (14) years from 1994 to 2008, the longest-serving Barbarian Prime Minister to date at the time of his death.
On behalf of the Government and people of Ghana, I extend our deepest condolences to the Government of Barbados. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time.
May the soul Rt.Hon. Owen Arthur rest in eternal peace.
GHANA HIGH COMMISSION
May he rest in eternal peace!
May his courage, fearlessness and most of all, his humility, be an inspiration to all of us!
We have lost a true "son of the soil", and it is safe to say that his absence will leave a void in Barbados, as well as in the wider Caribbean!
Owen, we are sad, and we mourn your passing, but we are glad that we had the opportunity to have met you, and to have experienced your leadership, and your devotion!
"I know you're shining down on [us] from Heaven..." (Mariah Carey)
Sleep on, my brother!
It has been a distinct pleasure knowing you Prime minister Arthur, your contribution to our country was stellar. Thank u for your delicious cooking. May your soul Rest In Peace and May your memory be a blessing to us.all.
I was deeply saddened on learning of the passing of Prime Minister The Rt Hon Owen Arthur. PM Arthur was a great man, a great Barbadian and a great Caribbean leader. His commitment and his dedication to Barbados and to the region will be long remembered and he certainly set standards of leadership which will not be easily matched. I had the great honor of serving as Ambassador of the European Union to Barbados during his tenure and have excellent memories of working with him both on the professional and personal level. Barbados and the Caribbean region have lost a great man. May he Rest In Peace.
Martin A. Mbeng
É com imenso pesar que a Embaixada da República do Cameroun no Brasil tomou conhecimento da triste noticia do falecimento do Ex-Primeiro-Ministro, de Barbados, o Muito Honorável Owen Seymour Arthur, nas primeiras horas de 27
de julho de 2020.
Neste momento de profunda tristeza, apresentamos os nossos sinceros pêsames para a Embaixada de Barbados em Brasilia e ao país inteiro.
Queira aceitar, Excelentíssima Sra. Embaixadora, os protestos da minha elevada estima e consideração.
H.E. Ambassador Martin A. Mbeng - Ambassador of the Republic of Cameroon to Brazil.
(Ref. Nº 207/L/ACBR received by the Embassy of Barbados in Brasília)
Ambassade République du Mali
A Embaixada da República do Mali na República Federativa do Brasil apresenta seus cumprimentos à Embaixada de Barbados e, com profunda consternação, faz referência à Nota Verbal 010/2020 - ADMIN. 6/5/6, pela qual foi informada do falecimento do Professor Muito Honorável Owen Seymour Arthur, Ex-Primeiro Ministro de Barbados.
Nessa dolorosa circunstância, a Embaixada da República do Mali endereça à Sua Excelência o Sr. Embaixador de Barbados em Brasília e ao povo de Barbados, tão duramente atingidos, suas mais sinceras condolências e junta-se às preces em prol do repouso eterno da alma do Ilustre falecido.
A Embaixada da República do Mali na República Federativa do Brasil aproveita a oportunidade para renovar à Embaixada de Barbados os protestos de sua mais elevada estima e distinta consideração.
(Ref. Nº 053/AMB-BR-2020 received by the Embassy of Barbados in Brasília)
H.E. DR. BARFUOR ADJEI-BARWUAH
The news of the sudden death of Professor the Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur, former Prime Minister of Barbados on Monday, 28th July, 2020 was received with great sadness.
On behalf of the entire Staff of the Ghanaian Embassy, I wish to convey our heartfelt sympathies to the Ambassador, the Diplomatic Staff and the good people of Barbados in the United States of America.
The late former Prime Minister Arthur, was a committed and visionary Politician, who with devotion and assiduousness, steered the development and growth of Barbados. This is indeed a great loss for Barbados and the entire Caribbean Community.
May the soul of the former Prime Minister rest peacefully.
Delegação Regional Comitê Internacional da Cruz Vermelha - CICV
A Delegação Regional do Comitê Internacional da Cruz Vermelha (CICV) para
Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Paraguai e Uruguai cumprimenta a Embaixada de
Barbados em Brasília e com grande pesar refere-se ao falecimento do Senhor
Owen Seymour Arthur, Ex-Primeiro-Ministro de Barbados.
A esse respeito, expressamos nossas mais profundas e sinceras condolências à
toda sua família, parentes e amigos.
A Delegação Regional do CICV aproveita a ocasião para reiterar à Embaixada da
de Barbados seus protestos de elevada estima e consideração.
(Ref. BRA20/00386 – JAL received by the Embassy of Barbados in Brasília)
Embajada República del Ecuador
LA EMBAJADA DE LA REPÚBLICA DEL ECUADOR saluda atentamente a la Honorable Embajada de Barbados acreditada en la República Federativa de Brasil y hace referencia ai lamentable fallecimiento dei ex Primer Ministro de Barbados, sef!or Owen Seymur Arthur.
A este respecto, la Embajada de la República dei Ecuador, presenta sus profundas condolencias y sentimientos de solidaridad ante esta triste pérdida que enluta ai país entero y de manera especial a los familiares dei Honorable ex Primer Ministro y se permite remitir copia de la nota dei sef!or Presidente de la República dei Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, dirigida a la Excma. Sra. Primera Ministra de Barbados, Mia Mottley.
LA EMBAJADA DE LA REPÚBLICA DEL ECUADOR aprovecha la oportunidad para reiterar a la Honorable Embajada de Barbados acreditada en la República Federativa de Brasil, las seguridades de la más alta y distinguida consideración.
(Ref. Nota Nª 4-3- 122 /BRA / 2020 reiceived by the Embassy of Barbados in Brasília)
United Nations Development Programme UNDP
O Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD) no Brasil
cumprimenta a Embaixada de Barbados no Brasil, e com profundo pesar acusa o
recebimento da Nota Verbal no. 009/2020 – ADMIN. 6/5/6, que comunica o falecimento
do Ex-Primeiro-Ministro de Barbados, Sua Excelência o Sr. Owen Seymour Arthur,
ocorrido no dia 27 de julho de 2020.
O Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD) no Brasil aproveita a
oportunidade para transmitir sinceras condolências à Embaixada de Barbados no Brasil,
e reitera os protestos de sua mais elevada estima e distinta consideração.
(Re. to NV: HO/0728/20/KA-esb reiceived by the Embassy of Barbados in Brasília)
TThe Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe to the Federative Republic of Brazil wishes to express its condolences to the Government and people of the fraternal Republic of Barbados over the sad loss of the former Prime Minister, Professor Owen Seymour Arthur. As we join in mourning this illustrious son of Barbados, we pray for the comfort and strength of the family and friends of the bereaved during this difficult time.
To my former commander-in Chief. Rest in peace and Rise in Glory.
To my former Commander-in Chief. Rest in peace and rise in Glory.
To his wife, children and Family:-
You and your family are surrounded by love and prayers during this difficult time.
Major The Rev'd Mylon G Springer BEM
On behalf of the people and government of the Republic of the Philippines, I wish to offer our deepest condolences to the people and government of Barbados on the passing away of a public servant, who served his country for many years with passion and utmost dedication. May his soul rest in peace.
“Good morning colleagues. I take this opportunity to express sincere condolences on the passing of former Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur earlier today. Prime Minister Arthur was among other things a stalwart of the integration process and a strong defender of the interests of small states in the international arena. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of Barbados.”
H. E. Ambassador George Talbot, Ambassador of the Republic of Guyana to Brazil.
Esther Munalula Nkandu
On behalf of the Republic of Zambia and Zambia's Mission in Brussels, We extend our deepest condolences to the people of Barbados on this your great loss. May the Lord comfort you and give you strength. We extend our prayers to the bereaved family, may the Lord comfort them all and give them peace.
Prof Esther Munalula Nkandu
Wendell C Smith
My deepest condolences to Wife Julie, daughters,grand daughter, siblings. May the Lord, comfort you all with peace and love. The late Prime Minister Professor the RT Hon Owen Seymour Arthur was clearly an articulate economist, a visionary leader and regional integrator. Let the people of Barbados, the Caribbean and his family be comforted by the contribution give us all. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Wendell C. Smith, Formerly of Hazelwood Boy Scout Troop
Well Done thy Good and Faithful servant. You did well for your country the region and the world. You represented your family and all those of humble beginning with dignity. May your soul rest in peace and rise in glory.
Wendy and Desirée Darlington
An Excellent leader and a man with a great vision beyond his time. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🏽
As a child I didn't think anyone else could be Prime Minister of Barbados.
Throughout my primary and secondary school life, there was only one Prime Minister I wanted to be like.
I wanted to command the attention and respect of others as he did.
I wanted to deliver powerful speeches in the House of Parliament as he did, even though if I am honest, I didn't understand all the jargon.
I wanted to speak at mass meetings and hear the people roar.
I wanted to be able to engage the "greatest of them" and still connect with the ordinary man, as he did.
To me, he was a leader par excellence.
Rest in peace, Sir.
You definitely impacted!
Hon Owen Arthur was one of the prominent and outstanding prime ministers produced by the nation of Barbados. His positive contribution to his country and the region will always be remembered.
Your contributions were undeniably pillars for the developed nation that we are today! A true son of the soil that paved the way for many of us to emulate. A man of the people and for the people and for all, I just want to say "Thank You" Professor, The Right Honorable, Owen S. Arthur. May the angels surround you as you rest in eternal peace!
The Rt. Honourable Professor Owen Seymour Arthur was a stalwart and tenacious leader of the BLP. Under his stewardship, he has led Barbados through some of the most difficult of moments. The partisanship of his regional counterparts as well as his support for his own fellow Barbadians, speaks to the fact that he was truly a man of the people. As the longest-serving Prime Minister of Barbados, he has not only won the admiration and hearts of his fellow people but, also the hearts of some of the world's most prominent leaders. Owen has paved the proverbial way for us Barbadians to be proud of and his ideology of "Face it and Fix It" is a resolve that we all Barbadians should have to truly emulate more so now than ever during this time. He will truly be missed by many of us. Rest In Peace Sir.
My deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of my friend and neighbor Dr. Owen Arthur. I will never forget all that he did for our parish of St. Peter.
Ironically you closely followed my Mother so it will be a permanent memory.
May you Rest In Peace and rise in Glory. Love, appreciation and respect from the Griffith Family☮️
Sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Professor the Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur.
"His life was gentle; and the elements
So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up
And say to all the world 'This was a man!' " (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act 5 Scene 5).
Professor the Right Honourable Owen Seymour Arthur was truly a great man.
We thank God for his life and service!
Fond farewell my friend,
Rest in peace (Requiescat in pace)!