The Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C, M.P.
Minister of National Security,
The Public Service and Urban Development
The Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C, M.P was sworn in as the seventh Prime Minister of Barbados on 23 October 2010, succeeding the late Prime Minister David Thompson. He was returned to office as Prime Minister following the 21 February 2013 general elections. The Prime Minister also holds the portfolio of Minister of National Security, the Public Service and Urban Development.
Mr. Stuart was Acting Prime Minister from May to October 2010, after his predecessor became ill. He served in the Upper House (Senate) from 2003 to 2007 and was returned to Parliament in the 2008 general elections as the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) Member of Parliament for the St. Michael South Constituency. Mr. Stuart served as Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs.
Mr. Stuart entered elective politics in 1994 and served as Member of Parliament for the St. Philip South Constituency from 1994 to 1999. He joined the DLP in 1970. He has served the party in various positions, including that of President.
Mr. Stuart holds the Master of Laws degree (LL.M) in Public International Law from the University of the West Indies (U.W.I) and a legal education certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. He was called to the Barbados Bar in 1984, where he practiced criminal and civil law. Mr. Stuart was admitted to the inner Bar in March 2008 and appointed a Queen’s Counsel. He had earlier obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History and his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) from the U.W.I.
He was a member of the UN Secretary General’s Global Sustainability Panel from 2010 to 2011.
He was born on 27 April 1951 in St. Philip, Barbados.
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