Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is now a member of the Queen???s Privy Council, which means that he carries the title ???Right Honourable???.

The Prime Minister???s Office at 10 Downing Street announced in a press release yesterday: ???The Queen has been pleased to approve that the Honourable Freundel Jerome Stuart QC, MP, be sworn of Her Majesty???s most Honourable Privy Council.???

Commenting on his appointment as a Privy Counsellor, Mr. Stuart said today: ???I am humbled by this elevation. I have travelled a long distance from very humble beginnings to where I am now. I have scaled many hurdles and negotiated many potholes along the way. I have always set very high standards for myself, chosen my friends carefully, and never allowed the means by which I have lived to outdistance the ends for which I have lived. I have no regrets about those choices and would recommend them without hesitation to the young people of Barbados.???

Mr. Stuart became Barbados??? seventh Prime Minister on October 23, 2010, after the untimely death of his predecessor, David Thompson.

Following the success of the Democratic Labour Party in the General Elections last year, he again assumed the office of Prime Minister.

He was called to the Barbados Bar in 1984, where he practised Criminal and, later, Civil Law. He was admitted to the Inner Bar in March 2008 and appointed a Queen’s Counsel.

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