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  Prime Minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The post of prime minister is one which may be encountered both in constitutional monarchies (such as Belgium, Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and the United Kingdom), and in republics in which the head of state is an elected (such as France) or unelected official (such as Germany) with varying degrees of real power.
Contrary to popular and journalistic myth, most prime ministers in parliamentary systems are not appointed for a specific term of office and in effect may remain in power through a number of elections and parliaments.
In many cases, though commonly used, "prime minister" is not the official title of the office-holder; the Spanish prime minister is the President of the Government (Presidente del Gobierno).
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 Prime Minister
A prime minister is the chief member of the cabinet in a parliamentary system of government, or alternatively an official in a presidential system or semi-presidential system whose duty is to execute the directives of the President and manage the civil service.
Prime Ministers can be found in both constitutional monarchies (as is the case in the United Kingdom and Australia), and in republics, where the head of state is an elected or unelected official with varying degrees of real power.
The Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President of the Republic after consultation and with the parties represented in the Assembly of the Republic, due regard being had to the [general] election results.
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 Barbados Elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Prime Minister of Barbados was notably successful in leading the response that turned back the OECD onslaught against Barbados and other jurisdictions, which were deemed to present unfair tax competition to the major industrialized nations.
It was inevitable that Prime Minister Arthur would be the primary advocate for and the principal architect of a protocol for the sustainable development of small economies, in a joint initiative of the World Bank and the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Prime Minister Arthur is a proven leader for all seasons, and, in delivery of his policy of inclusion, a leader for all Barbadians.
www.caribbeanedu.com /elections/bb10_blp_21.asp   (760 words)

 CNN - Barbados prime minister rides economic strength in seeking second term - January 20, 1999
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) -- The prime minister of Barbados asked voters on the Caribbean island to judge him by his record on the economy as they go to the polls on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Owen Arthur went door-to-door in his home district of St. Peter on the north coast Tuesday, solidifying support in what was expected to be an easy re-election for his Barbados Labor Party.
Barbados - from Georgetown University's Political Database of the Americas.
www.cnn.com /WORLD/americas/9901/20/barbados.ap.01   (599 words)

 Prime Minister Christie in Jamaica at Caricom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Prime Minister said that the country had not decided when or if to ratify and that it was a matter for the Cabinet to decide.
The Prime Minister in answer to the questions of the press about a claim that military aid from the US might be lost to The Bahamas in the form of $300,000 earmarked for lighting the runway in Inagua said that he had been advised that this was factually incorrect.
The Prime Minister said that with regard to the $300,000 allocation, he was advised that those funds were previously earmarked under the assistance programme of the US to help with the fight against drugs unrelated to the issues of the International Criminal Court and the 30th June deadline to sign an Article 98 agreement.
www.bahamasuncensored.com /ccom_ja.html   (946 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Barbados Prime Minister wins Democracy Prize for 2004
The Barbados Prime Minister brings to the region's agenda a comprehensive vision that; inspires deeper political Caribbean integration far beyond its original concepts, and represents a pragmatic strategy for the realization of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy.
Prime Minister Arthur has, in spite of challenges, courageously stimulated a national dialogue in Barbados on this matter.
The Institute's President emphasized that the governments and people of the Diaspora must honor Prime Minister Arthur's invaluable contribution to the enhancement of democracy in the region, as well as his leadership on the execution of the CSME.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2004/11/09/prize.htm   (880 words)

 Latest News - Republic of Botswana
Prime Minister Arthur is also scheduled to tour Orapa diamond mine, visit Camp Moremi in the world famous Okavango Delta and the tourism hotspot of Kasane.
Barbados, with a population of about 300 000, is a parliamentary democracy and member of the Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth 11 as titular head of state.
Barbados is located in the Atlantic Ocean and its nearest neighbours are the islands of St Lucia and St Vincent.
www.gov.bw /cgi-bin/news.cgi?d=20040617&i=Barbados_PM_jets_in   (421 words)

 Barbados Global e-Letter: Feb 2001 - Barbados International Business News
The Prime Minister expressed the view that the Forum could be established within a relatively short period of time, since institutions could be utilised that already have an interest in international tax matters such as the OECD, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and other relevant agencies such as the United Nations.
The Prime Minister expressed the view that if the intention of the OECD were to set international standards, then it should be met by all jurisdictions.
The Prime Minister also expressed satisfaction with the frank and constructive spirit in which the talks took place and reaffirmed the group's objective of reaching agreement as rapidly as possible.
platinumoffshore.com /eletter-feb01.htm   (2882 words)

 Government of Barbados - Prime Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Miller served as Minister of Health and National Insurance from 1976 to 1981 and was the first female to sit in the Cabinet of Barbados.
Re-elected to Parliament in 1981, she was appointed Minister of Education with the Culture portfolio being added in 1985.
She is a former Minister of Tourism and has been Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister since 1994.
www.barbados.gov.bb /bmiller.htm   (354 words)

 Caribbean Net News: Barbados Prime Minister reflects on the region’s fight against HIV/AIDS
Those attending included the Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur and the Prime Minister St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves; Ministers of Health from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines; other Government officials of CARICOM Member States; Heads and members of the joint UN agencies and journalists.
Prime Minister Arthur, the Caribbean Community Head of Government with responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) referred to the social agenda that must be fully met in the implementation of the CSME and pointed out that, “The fight against HIV/AIDS and the work of PANCAP are vital parts of that social agenda.”
Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Denzil Douglas, who has responsibility for Health and HIV/AIDS in the CARICOM Quasi Cabinet sent a message for the occasion, which was read by the Health Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Douglas Slater.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2004/12/21/fight.htm   (871 words)

 Castro gives Arthur red carpet welcome - June 16, 1999 - Jamaica Gleaner
President Castro, dressed in his trademark army green fatigues, stood at the edge of the parade square to await the arrival of Prime Minister Arthur, as the members of the official delegation waited at the foot of the palace stairs to be introduced to the 71-year-old Cuban leader.
Prime Minister Arthur, who was met by a ministerial delegation led by Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Cuba's Ambassador to Barbados Lazaro Cabezas, stressed that Cuba and Barbados shared a number of important values and also had concerns about the future which they wanted to resolve.
Barbados' Ambassador to Cuba Dr Peter Laurie and Chief of Protocol Antoinette Forte were also on hand to meet the Barbadian delegation.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/19990616/news/n5.html   (318 words)

 Prime minister (from Thatcher, Margaret) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The only British prime minister in the 20th century to win three consecutive terms and, at the time of her resignation, Britain's longest continuously serving prime minister since 1827, she accelerated the evolution of the British economy from statism to liberalism and...
The prime minister serves under the chief of state (even if the chief of state has only titular or ceremonial powers), except in those rare cases in which the chief of state assumes the functions of prime minister.
The first woman to be elected prime minister of the United Kingdom was Margaret Thatcher, who was also the first woman to hold such a post in the history of Europe.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-214939?tocId=214939   (751 words)

 Prime Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
He successfully led the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to victory in the General Elections held on September 6, 1994, when it won 19 of the 28 seats in the House of Assembly.
The Prime Minister was educated at All Saints' Boys' School, Coleridge and Parry School on a Government Scholarship, Harrison College and the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and Mona Campuses, the latter on a U.W.I. postgraduate scholarship.
In 1981, the Prime Minister returned to Barbados and took up the post of Chief Project Analyst in the Ministry of Finance and Planning, where he assisted with the preparation and review of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies in relation to Barbados' public investment programme.
www.primeminister.gov.bb /pm.html   (654 words)

 Barrow, The Right Honourable Errol W., Commonwealth—The Strategy of the New Development
Prime Minister, you may have noted that there is no uniformity in Canada as to the designation or title of the heads of our provincial governments.
Prime Minister, we are honoured by your presence today and indeed indebted to you for taking the time and trouble to make a special visit to Canada to be with us.
Prime Minister, for coming such a long way from your beautiful country to speak to us today, and enlighten us as to some of the new deployments of the Commonwealth.
www.empireclubfoundation.com /details.asp?SpeechID=2161&FT=yes   (4201 words)

 CARICOM to forge ahead to the 2005 deadline
Prime Minister of Barbados and CARICOM's lead minister on the Single Market and Economy, Honourable Owen Arthur said at a press conference Monday night that he believed the Heads of Government had achieved a lot.
The Prime Minister of Dominica, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has been given a mandate to draw up the necessary instruments for the consideration of Heads of Government when they meet in February of 2005.
The Barbados Prime Minister said, “If you're gonna have the Caribbean islands function in the same economic space, an extraordinary effort has to be made to lift up those on the lower rung of the development ladder.
www.stlucia.gov.lc /pr2004/november/caricom_to_forge_ahead_to_the_2005_deadline.htm   (455 words)

 Ministry of Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Business Development, Barbados.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The Prime Minister contended that the challenges of globalisation cannot be adequately handled by a system designed for the world of 50 years ago.
The Prime Minister remarked that as such, proposals have emerged that must not be allowed to go away.
In such a context, said the Prime Minister, it would be impossible to fault the Monterrey Consensus for recognising and prescribing that, regarding financing for development, there have to be more concerted efforts to make fair trade become more of an engine for development.
www.commerce.gov.bb /FYI/news00a.asp?artid=11   (330 words)

 PM Mitchell expresses appreciation to Cable & Wireless Grenada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Prime Minister Mitchell recalled his feelings the day after Ivan passed when there were no means of communications and no opportunity to contact anyone, saying it was “probably the most lonely period I have ever spent in my entire life.”
Prime Minister Mitchell expressed appreciation for the sacrifices Cable and Wireless employees are making in the restoration of services, at a time when the workers themselves are traumatised by the devastation caused by the hurricane.
He expressed his appreciation to the Prime Minister for his visit to the Company saying it will be a motivation to staff that he had taken time from his busy schedule to say thanks.
www.cdera.org /cunews/news/grenada/printer_719.php   (392 words)

 Prime Minister Assures Smooth Telecommuniations Transition - If Necessary
While in Barbados, the Prime Minister will use the opportunity to consult with his OECS colleague Prime Ministers on the new developments relating to Cable and Wireless, the telecommunications provider for the sub-region.
Prime Minister Anthony has already expressed the commitment of the Government of Saint Lucia to continuing discussions with Cable and Wireless and other interested providers, to ensure that St. Lucia's telecommunications needs are satisfied.
The Prime Minister has made it abundantly clear that the Government of Saint Lucia has no desire or intention to own, manage or operate telephone or other telecom services, now or in the future.
www.stlucia.gov.lc /pr2001/prime_minister_assures_smooth_telecommuniations_transition_-_if_necessary.htm   (352 words)

 CNN/SI - Cricket - Barbados prime minister apologizes for match incident - Tuesday April 27, 1999 04:46 PM
The prime minister, who made his comments late Monday while visiting a cricket project at a primary school, was at the game but left before an angry crowd, estimated at 14,000, reacted to a controversial run out of West Indies batsman Sherwin Campbell, a Barbadian, by throwing bottles onto the outfield.
The incident in Barbados followed an April 21 incident in which hundreds of spectators invaded the field in the closing moments of the fifth one-day match in Georgetown, Guyana, prompting the referee to declare a draw.
Earlier, Australian Prime Minister John Howard told reporters in Canberra that it was "quite distressing that mob violence and mob intimidation can have an impact on the result of a game."
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /cricket/news/1999/04/27/windies_reax   (621 words)

 The Government of Grenada - The Prime Minister's Office
Baldwin Spencer; the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, the Rt.
Prime Minister Skerrit thanked his colleagues in CARICIOM for helping to create the enabling environment for the improvement in the economic fortunes of his country.
Prime Minister Skerrit expressed the hope that the Twenty-Fifth Meeting would devote some time to review and evaluate the public education and outreach efforts of CARICOM with a view to enhancing the perception of the role the regional body plays in the social and economic development of the Caribbean.
www.gov.gd /newsitem.aspx?nid=320   (4551 words)

 Government of Barbados - Prime Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
He was born in Barbados on October 17, 1949, and was educated at All Saints Boys’ School, the Coleridge and Parry School and Harrison College.
On his return to Barbados in 1981, he served as Chief Project Analyst in the Ministry of Finance and Planning before moving to the Institute of Social and Economic Research of the University of the West Indies as a Research Fellow.
He led the Barbados Labour Party to victory in the General Elections of 1994, 1999 and 2003.
www.barbados.gov.bb /pm.htm   (379 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Harold St. John, Barbados politician
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Sir Harold St. John, a former prime minister of Barbados who was deeply committed to Caribbean integration, has died at age 72.
In 1985, Sir Harold became prime minister after the death of his predecessor, Tom Adams, only to lose the government a year later in 1986 general elections.
In 1991, his party was reelected and Sir Harold served as deputy prime minister until 1999.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/03/02/harold_st_john_barbados_politician   (263 words)

 T & T wins first round in maritime border row with Barbados - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Barbados dramatically suspended protracted negotiations on fishing rights with Trinidad & Tobago on February 16 this year when Prime Minister Owen Arthur announced that his government had opted to take the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea route in favour of the compulsory international arbitration process.
The tribunal's recent decision has been conveyed to the co-agents of Trinidad & Tobago (John Almeida) and Barbados (Robert Volterra) by the chairman, justice Stephen M Schwebel in a letter on Monday, June 7, a copy of which was obtained by the Observer.
According to "Order Number 1" of the Court, as issued by President Schwebel, Barbados had requested in its submission of May 26 this year that both countries be engaged in "simultaneous exchange" in submissions of "written pleadings to the case".
www.jamaicaobserver.com /magazines/Business/html/20040610T160000-0500_61024_OBS_T___T_WINS_FIRST_ROUND_IN_MARITIME_BORDER_ROW_WITH_BARBADOS.asp   (500 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
At the request of the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Chief Technical Adviser, Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM), convened a technical meeting of a small group of experts in Jamaica on December 20, 1999 to consider the Interim Report and to elaborate a Caribbean strategy for responding to the policy issues raised in the report.
Ministers welcomed the report to the Development Committee and its analysis of the special characteristics of small states that make them particularly vulnerable, while noting that a number of larger states shared some or all of the same characteristics.
It is this precept that informs the recommendation of the Task Force Report on Small States that their special circumstances of vulnerability and volatility ought to be taken into account in the effort to which we all subscribe in ensuring that globalization eventually succeeds in being the tide which lifts all of our boats.
www.caribank.org /Secre.nsf/small-states?OpenPage   (1451 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Latin America/Caribbean / Former Barbados leader St. John dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Sir Harold St. John, a former prime minister of Barbados who was deeply committed to Caribbean integration, has died at age 72.
In 1985, St. John became prime minister after the death of his predecessor, Tom Adams, only to lose the government a year later in 1986 general elections.
In 1991, his party was re-elected and St. John served as deputy prime minister until 1999.
www.boston.com /news/world/latinamerica/articles/2004/03/01/former_barbados_leader_st_john_dies?mode=PF   (305 words)

 Caribbean Net News:  Barbados Prime Minister pressed not to engage with Haiti
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: Prime Minister Owen Arthur is being pressed to retract immediately the Barbados government’s policy to engage fully with the Gerard Latortue regime in Haiti.
In an open letter to the Prime Minister dated May 20th and which was sent after a ‘Solidarity with Haiti Rally’ held on that day, Mr.
Commissiong said the movement is concerned that the Barbados government’s policy of fully engaging with the Latortue regime has given comfort and confidence to “human rights abusers who now occupy the corridors of power in Haiti”.
www.caribbeannetnews.com /2005/05/23/engage.shtml   (420 words)

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