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The Cabinet of Barbados

The Cabinet of Barbados is led by The Prime Minister who controls a majority in the House of Assembly, advises the crown, and appoints the government senators and ministers. The Prime Minister is the leader of the majority party and is selected by the Governor-General of Barbados.

Elected on May 25th, 2018

Barbados Labour Party (BLP) – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, and Investment – Mia Amor Mottley

Mia Amor Mottley

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment – Mia Amor Mottley.


February 21st, 2013 – May 24th, 2018

Democratic Labour Party (DLP)

The Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C., M.P.Prime Minister Freundel Stuart led the DLP to election victory on February 21, 2013, and remained in power until May 24th, 2018. Mr. Stuart assumed the position of Barbados’ 7th Prime Minister after his predecessor David Thompson became ill and died October 23rd, 2010.





The Cabinet

  • Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs – Dale Marshall
  • Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and Leader of Government Business in the House – Santia Bradshaw
  • Minister of Housing and Lands and Rural Development – George Payne
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Leader of Government Business in the Senate – Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott
  • Minister of Environment and National Beautification – Trevor Prescod
  • Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs – Cynthia Forde
  • Minister of Tourism and International Transport – Kerrie Symmonds
  • Minister of Transport, Works, and Maintenance – Dr. William Duguid
  • Minister of Health and Wellness – Jeffrey Bostic
  • Minister of Home Affairs – Edmund Hinkson
  • Minister of Small Business Entrepreneurship and Commerce – Dwight Sutherland
  • Minister of Energy and Water Resources – Wilfred Abrahams
  • Minister in the Ministry of Finance – Ryan Straughn
  • Minister in the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Investment – Marsha Caddle
  • Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Sandra Husbands
  • Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations – Colin Jordan
  • Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development – Charles Griffith
  • Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment – Adrian Forde
  • Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy – Kirk Humphrey
  • Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance – Peter Phillips
  • Minister of the Creative Economy, Culture and Sports – John King
  • Minister of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology – Senator Kay McConney
  • Minister of Information, Broadcasting and Public Affairs – Senator Lucille Moe
  • Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training- Senator Dr. Rommel Springer
  • Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Peoples Empowerment and Elder Affairs – Neil Rowe
  • Chief Economic Counsellor to the Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs, and Investment -Ambassador Dr. Clyde Mascoll,
  • Ambassador at large and Plenipotentiary – Dame Bille Miller
  • Speaker-elect of the House of Assembly – Arthur Holder
  • Senate: Sir Richard Cheltenham – nominee President of the Senate.
  • Rudolph “Cappy” Greenidge – nominee Deputy President of the Senate.
  • Senator Jerome Walcott
  • Senator Kay McConney
  • Senator Lucille Moe
  • Senator Rawdon Adams
  • Senator Lisa Cummins
  • Senator Dr. Rommel Springer
  • Senator Rudy Grant
  • Senator Lynette Holder
  • Senator Damien Sands
  • Senator Dr. Crystal Haynes
  • Director of Public Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister – Pat Parris
  • The Prime Minister’s Personal Aide – Jessica Odle

Previous Cabinet of Barbados before May 24th, 2018

  • Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs – The Hon. Christopher Sinckler M.P
  • Minister of Education, Science Technology and Innovation – The Hon. Ronald Jones M.P
  • Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development – The Hon. Denis Kellman M.P
  • Minister of Tourism and International Transport – The Hon. Richard Sealy M.P
  • Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development – The Hon. Steven Blackett M.P
  • Minister of Transport and Works – The Hon. Michael Lashley M.P
  • Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth – The Hon. Stephen Lashley M.P
  • Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business – The Hon. Donville Inniss M.P
  • Minister of Environment and Drainage – Dr. The Hon. Denis Lowe M.P
  • Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management – Dr. The Hon. David Estwick M.P
  • Minister of Health – The Hon. John Boyce M.P
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade – Senator The Hon. Maxine McClean
  • Minister of Labour, Social Security, and Human Resource Development – Senator Dr. The Hon. Esther Byer-Suckoo
  • Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – Senator The Hon. Darcy Boyce
  • Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office – The Hon. Patrick Todd

Parliamentary Secretaries prior to May 24th, 2018

  • Parliamentary Secretary of Tourism and International Transport – Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner
  • Parliamentary Secretary in Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation – Senator Harry Husbands
  • Parliamentary Secretary in Economic Affairs – Senator Jepter Ince

Previous Barbados Prime Ministers:

  • October 23rd, 2010 – May 24th, 2018: The Hon. Freundel Stuart, Q.C., M.P. led the DLP to election victory on February 21, 2013, and remained in power until May 24th, 2018. Mr. Stuart assumed the position of Barbados’ 7th Prime Minister after his predecessor David Thompson became ill and died October 23rd, 2010.
  • January 16th, 2008 – October 23rd, 2010 – David Thompson, Democratic Labour Party
  • September 7th, 1994 – January 16th, 2008 – Owen Arthur, Barbados Labour Party
  • June 1st, 1987 – September 7th, 1994 – Erskine Sandiford, Democratic Labour Party
  • May 29th, 1986 – June 1st, 1987 – Errol Barrow, Democratic Labour Party
  • March 11th, 1985 – May 28th, 1986 – Sir Harold Bernard St. John, Barbados Labour Party
  • September 8th, 1976 – March 11th, 1985 – Tom Adams, Barbados Labour Party
  • May 29th, 1966 – September 1st, 1976 – Errol Barrow, Democratic Labour Party

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Information assumed accurate on July 8th, 2018


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