Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados
Lynette Eastmond is a Barbadian lawyer, politician and former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Lynette Eastmond was born on 30 May 1964 at Foursquare in St. Philip to Lyris Eastmond and Clive Eastmond. She received her early education at St. Patrick’s Girls’ School, Christ Church Foundation School and Harrison College. Subsequently she attended the University of the West Indies, the Hugh Wooding Law School, the University of the West Indies and the University of London. She attained a Bachelor of Laws Degree, a Certificate of Legal Education and a Master of Laws Degree. She was also awarded a Fellowship with the International Fiscal Association.
Eastmond is a former Minister of International Business in the Own Arthur Administration. Before moving to Government she was a Senior International Tax Manager with the firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers providing advice for some of the firm’s largest clients. Ms. Eastmond has developed expertise in international taxation, trade, information communications technology, and international business.
The former Senator served as Third Vice President and Public Relations Officer of the Barbados Labour Party; Vice-President of the Barbados Bar Association, Director of the Board of the Central Bank of Barbados and member of the Task Force on Cultural Industries. She serves on the Church Council of the St. Patrick’s Anglican Church and is a Founding Member and the Vice-President of the Barbados Film & Video Association.
Estmond will be contesting the City of Bridgetown seat for the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the 2018 general election.
Lynette Eastmond has lived her entire life in the parish of St. Philip. She attended church at the Foursquare Nazarene Church and the St. Patrick’s Anglican Church. She taught at Sunday School and developed programmes for the young adults in the Church and wider community. In 2003 she started the Sylvester Clarke Memorial Cricket Competition.