Member of Parliament for East Kingstown and Leader of the Opposition.

Shadow Minister of Finance, the Public Service, Economic Development and National Security

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With a Master’s Degree in Economics, Arnhim Eustace the leader of the New Democratic Party also has a lengthy record of international service. In 1977 he Joined the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) as Administrative Officer. In 1983 he was promoted to Senior Manager, Project Services – responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s Technical Assistance Programme of some US $4m per year. In 1985 he returned to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on secondment from the Bank as Director of Finance and Planning, in the then new, NDP Government.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

He led and coordinated changes to the Government financial system that have contributed to stability of Government finances and the current account surplus achieved every year since 1985 to 2001.

In 1993 Eustace resigned from the Bank and assumed duties as Fiscal Adviser to the Ministry of Finance. He was also assigned to play a lead role in the revival of the Banana Industry. 1995 – 1998 Eustace was Chairman of the Windward Islands Banana Development and Exporting Company Limited (WIBDECO). The Company was charged with the restructuring of the Windward Islands Banana Industry, leading the way for the promotion of improved competitiveness in the Industry.

1996 – 1998 Eustace was Chairman of the Joint Venture Holding Companies. He was integral in developments that led to Windwards Islands’ ownership of the production, shipping, ripening, marketing and distribution of bananas after nearly 50 years as mere producers.

1996 – 1998 Eustace was Chairman of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS). Leading the restructure and improvement of its performance and financial soundness.

1996 – 1998 Eustace was Government Director on the Board of the East Caribbean Group of Companies (ECGC), the primary manufacturing facility in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and serving the OECS region.

1998 – Oct. 2000 Eustace was appointed Minister of Finance and the Public Service after being successful at the polls in the 1998 General Elections.

In October 2000 he was appointed Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines after James Fitz-Allen Mitchell retired. He served as Prime Minister for five months, until the New Democratic Party lost the 2001 elections. He was then appointed Leader of the Opposition in the House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Since 1998, Arnhim has been the Parliamentary Representative for the East Kingstown Constituency

He has been responsible for constitutional reform within the NDP, widening the process for selection of candidates to be determined by not only executive members of the party but to include delegates to convention, central committee, youth arm and women’s arm representatives.

INTERESTS OUTSIDE OF POLITICS

  • Gardening, Farming, Cricket
FAMILY LIFE:
  • Married to Jennifer with two children Maia and Ajene.

 


Honourable Dr. Godwin L. Friday

President & Leader of the Opposition Member of Parliament for Northern Grenadines, Tourism, Foreign, Diaspora and Legal Affairs and Electoral Matters Shadow Minister of Tourism, Foreign, Diaspora and Legal Affairs and Electoral Matters

Honourable Arnhim U. Eustace

  Member of Parliament for East Kingstown and Leader of the Opposition, Finance, the Public Service, Economic Development and National Security.

Honourable Major St. Clair Leacock

Member of Parliament for Central Kingstown, Trade, Industry and Commerce, Private Sector Facilitation , Disaster Management and Labour

Honourable Terrance N. Ollivierre

Member of Parliament for Southern Grenadines, Education, Health and Grenadines Affairs

Honourable. Daniel E. Cummings

Daniel Cummings is an exemplary Representative of West Kingstown and Parliamentarian functioning seamlessly to support all the people of his constituency. His Resource Centre is open to all Vincentians youth and adults wanting to improve their circumstances.

Honourable Roland U. Matthews

Member of Parliament for North Leeward, Agriculture & Fisheries, Lands and Surveys, Physical Planning and Environment

Dr. the Honourable Linton Lewis

Dr. Linton A. Lewis is a true son of the soil having lived in East St. George all his life. He was born and bred in Calliaqua and he currently lives with his wife in Cane Hall.

Honourable Nigel Stephenson

Member of Parliament for South Leeward, Community Development, Local Government, Youth and Sports

Addison "Bash" Thomas

Born in the small farming Village of Chapmans, Addison ‘Bash’ Thomas knows what is to be poor, and can identify with the poor and working class.

Noel Dickson

Noel Dickson is a principled and extremely competent son of South Windward who brings to the table not just wide and varied academic and business/work experience but an appreciation of what it means to come from humble beginnings and succeed against trying odds.

Curtis Bowman

Coming from the Marriaqua Constituency, Curtis Bowman brings to the people of the constituency his desire to work hard to see their lives improve. He is passionate about the delivery of proper health care to his constituents and to the people of the nation.

Lauron Sheara Baptiste

Lauron "Sheara" Baptiste is a son of the soil born and bred in Sandy Bay in the North Windward constituency. Sheara received his Primary and Secondary education in Sandy Bay and Kingstown where he excelled in sports playing football and cricket in his community and school.

Dr. Julian (Jules) Ferdinand

Dr. Julian (Jules) Ferdinand is a business consultant, lecturer and author. He has conducted management and leadership training in several companies and organizations throughout the Eastern Caribbean.

Mr. Benjamin Exeter

Mr. Benjamin Exeter was born in Layou on to very humble beginnings. While a student at the Layou Government School, his mother migrated him and his siblings to Toronto, Canada.

Kenroy Johnson

Kenroy Johnson the NDP's candidate for North Central Windward has had a brilliant eaching career starting as a pupil teacher at the age of 14 years. He holds a Maters degree in Science Education and Curriculum Studies. A first class Honours Degree in Science Education and Curriculum studies at undergraduate level. He has worked to create curricula for the OECS and has functioned in his community educating and impacting the lives of his students positively. 

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