Dr. David Cleveland Estwick
Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados
David Cleveland Estwick is a Barbadian politician and a former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
David Cleveland Estwick was born in St. Phiip, Barbados. He was educated at St. Martin's Primary School, Princess Margaret Secondary and the Barbados Community College. He gained a B.A. in Natural Sciences and Humanities from Wittenburg University, Ohio. He studied medicine at St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, where he qualified as a medical doctor specialising in geriatric care.
Estwick faced the polls for the first time in the 1999 general election when he unsuccessfully contested the St. Philip North seat for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), losing to Rudolph Greenidge of the Barbados Labour Party.
In 2003, he won the newly created St. Philip West constituency. He has served as shadow Minister of Economic Affairs, Urban Development, International Business and telecommunications as well as Economic Affairs and Social Transformation. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2013.
Dr. Estwick is a former Minister of Health; Economic Affairs and Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Industry and Small Business Development. He is presently the Minister of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management.
Dr. Estwick has taught at the Case Western Reserve University of Dentistry and served as Director of the Ebstar Corporation. He was House Officer at the QEH prior to moving to the Geriatric Hospital as Senior House Officer. He served as Registrar of the Geriatric Hospital and as Director and Consultant to Total Health Care Inc.
Estwick is the author of the book "Eating Patterns and Chronic Disease."
Estwick was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
He is married to wife Margaret Sahibdeen and they have three children.