Updated: View Site Map Site Map
Christopher Sinckler
(1 October 1967 - )
Christopher Peter Sinckler
Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados

Christopher Peter Sinckler is a Barbadian politician and former Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

The Honourable Christopher Peter Sinckler was born in Barbados on 1 October 1967. He received his early education at Eagle Hall Primary (1973-1979) and later Garrison Secondary School (1979-1984); and the Barbados Community College (1984-1986).

In 1990, he graduated from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus with a Bachelor of Arts, Upper Second Class Honours and in 2005 was awarded a Masters of Science degree in International Trade Policy.


From 1999 until his appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business, Mr. Sinckler served as the Executive Coordinator of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CDPC) – a coalition of Caribbean, non-governmental organisations that has lobbied regional and international governments on behalf of the sections of the Caribbean populations on international trade and development issues and their implications for the region. Prior to assuming this position, he was the CDPC’s Senior Programme Officer-Structural Adjustment and Economic Liberalisation from 1994 to 1998.

Between 1987 and 1989, he was a Research Assistant at the Learning Centre and served as the Personal Aide to the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Barbados, Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, during the period 1990 to 1994. He was a tutor at the University of the West Indies in Government and Political Science from 1990 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2003, he held the position of Director, Global Secretariat, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Working Group on the World Bank, Washington, D.C. Additionally, from 2006, he lectured at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in Regional Economic Integration and Development and on Small Economies and Contemporary International Trade Policy issues in 1997 in the Masters in International Trade Policy.

Sinckler was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.

Personal life

Chris is married to Arlyn Mayers and they have three children – Tatyana, Che and Niccolo.  His recreational activities are reading, cycling and tennis.

Fact Check
We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, or if you would like to share additional information on the topic, kindly contact us!
How to Reference Our Site
To reference our site, please use the following as a general guideline.
APA: KnowledgeWalk Institute. (Date Published). Title of Web Page. Retrieved from (URL)
MLA: "Title of Web Page." caribbeanelections.com. KnowledgeWalk Institute, (date published). Web. Date Accessed.
Chicago: "Title of Web Page," KnowledgeWalk Institute, last modified (date), URL.
Christopher Sinckler
Occupation Politician
Date of Birth 1 October 1967
Place of Birth Barbados
Notable Accomplishments
Former Minister of Finance and Economic Affiars, Barbados
Barbados Barbados
Democratic Labour Party

 Caribbean Leaders
 Caribbean Nobel Laureates
 Women in Caribbean Politics
 National Heroes
 Order of the Caribbean Community Recipients
Caribbean Elections
Caribbean Elections provides comprehensive information on the electoral process, politics, and citizenship in the Caribbean. The portal includes election data and resources for the public, teachers, students, and researchers.
Learn more about CE»
Visit KnowledgeWalk Institute © 2008-2019 KnowledgeWalk Institute. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Statement | Terms of Use  | Advertise With Us | About Us | Contact Us