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Arthur Nibbs
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The Hon. Arthur Nibbs, MP
Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Arthur Nibbs is an Antiguan and Barbudan politician, parliamentarian, and Cabinet Minister. Nibbs is the current parliamentary representative for Barbuda for the Antiga and Barbuda Labour Party.

Career

Arthur Nibbs first contested a seat on the Barbuda Council in 1977. Although he received a great deal of support, the electorate decided that he was just a little bit too young. He ran again two years later, and was elected to the council. For the past ten years, he has served as Chairman of the Council, working to bring needed development dollars to Barbuda.

As a young council member, Arthur was a part of the effort to secure political independence from Britain for Barbuda and Antigua. He served as a member of the Barbuda delegation in talks with Sir Stanley Arthur, the British Government Representative in the Caribbean, and represented Barbuda at the British Foreign Office in London.

He was also a member of the delegation that met at the Royal Lancaster House in London to discuss Independence for Antigua & Barbuda. That delegation was mandated to seek a separate future for Barbuda from the island of Antigua. In 1981, Nibbs was chiefly responsible for reviewing the relationship between the Government of Antigua and the Barbuda Council, on behalf of the council and the people of Barbuda.

Arthur is a firm believer in the cooperative movement, and presently serves as President of the Barbuda Fishermen Cooperative Society and a Director in the Barbuda Farmers’ Cooperative Society. He is a part-time farmer, particularly attracted to organic farming. He is also a firm believer in the protection and sustainable use of the environment, seeing Eco-Tourism as a great opportunity to create jobs on Barbuda.

Nibbs is a leader of sports. He is open batsman for his club side Nuff Respect. He also plays table tennis, volleyball and Long Jump.

Arthur Nibbs is a mover for change and a true believer in Caribbean Integration – a Caribbean citizen.

Nibbs succesfully contested the Barbuda constituency in the 12 June 2014 general election defeating incumbent Trevor Walker (BPM) by a single vote. On 18 June 2014, Nibbs was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Lands, and Barbuda Affairs.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2018 Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 429 42.73% Lost Lost to Trevor Walker (BPM)
2014 Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party 485 50.05% Won 1st term
2009 Barbuda Antigua Labour Party 473 49.95% Lost Lost to Trevor Walker (BPM)
2004 Barbuda Barbuda People's Movement for Change 394 49.13% Lost Lost to Trevor Walker (BPM)
2004 Barbuda Barbuda People's Movement for Change 400 50.00% Undecided Undecided
1989 Barbuda Barbuda Independence Movement 71 13.52% Lost Lost to Thomas Frank (BPM)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Representative for Barbuda House of Representatives ABLP 12 Jun 2014 - 21 Mar 2018
Minority Leader Senate ALP Jul 2013 - 12 Jun 2014
Opposition Senator Senate ALP 2009 - 2013
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of Agriculture, Lands, and Barbuda Affairs 18 Jun 2014 - 21 Mar 2018
Sources
http://www.ab.gov.ag/
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Arthur Nibbs
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Occupation Politician
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Place of Birth Barbuda
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Current parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister
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