July-August 2020 Volume 3, Issue 4 T he Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) is located in Bridgetown, Barbados. CARICAD has been operational since 1980. CARICAD is one of the oldest of the institutions of CARICOM. In that regard we are keenly aware of the outstanding contribution that Professor Owen Arthur made to Barbados and the CARICOM region. Our region will be much the poorer for his untimely passing. We are especially cognisant of and grateful for the leadership he provided with regard to regional integration in general and the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) in particular. It was his unwavering commitment to regional integration and his passion for the resilient, sustainable, development of our region that created opportunities for CARICAD to contribute to the processes, systems and operational procedures for integration during his tenure as Prime Minister of Barbados and afterwards. We recognise that the people of Barbados of all walks of life will experience a profound sense of loss at the passing of Professor Arthur. His mark on the political, economic, sporting, social and cultural landscape of Barbados will be enduring and immutable. It is leaders like Professor Arthur that motivate our staff at CARICAD to work to achieve our mandate of undergirding the social and economic development of our region. Professor Owen Arthur set a standard of excellence that CARICAD will continue to embrace as we advocate for and provide technical assistance to CARICAD member states on our continuous journey of Public Sector Transformation to build responsive, results-driven and citizen-oriented public services. I take this opportunity on behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of CARICAD to extend our condolences to the immediate family of Professor Arthur, his relatives, friends, colleagues, associates, former constituents, former Cabinet and Parliamentary colleagues and the Government and people of Barbados. May he rest in peace ……………………………………… Devon Rowe Executive Director, CARICAD July 31, 2020 1

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