BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Freundel Stuart is the new Prime Minister of Barbados. Stuart was appointed this morning to succeed David Thompson who died of cancer related complications some time after 2:00 am today at his private residence.
The new PM, who was the attorney general and deputy prime minister, was appointed by the country’s Governor-General. He was sworn in today, hours after Thompson’s passing.
According to a Caribbean360 news publication, the decision was made at a meeting of the parliamentary group of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) at party headquarters, shortly after Thompson’s death.
While Thompson traveled for medical purposes, Stuart had acted in the capacity of Prime Minister. He was also serving in that position at the time of Thompson’s death.