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Arthur Nibbs

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Place of Birth:Barbuda
Education:Holy Trinity School
Antigua Grammar School
Employment: Assistant Air Traffic Controller (VC Bird International Airport)
Personnel Manager (K Club, Barbuda)
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Arthur Nibbs

 
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Arthur first contested a seat in the Barbuda Council in 1977. It is thought that he was unsuccessful at that time because the electorate felt that he was too young. He subsequently went on to secure a seat on the island council in 1979. He has served as Chairman of the Council for ten years.

As Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee of the Barbuda Council Arthur was instrumental in organizing a Volunteer Medical Programme with physicians mainly from USA and Canada.

He has represented Barbuda at the United Nations Political Affairs Department in New York.

He also served as a member of the Barbuda delegation to Barbados to hold talks with Sir Stanley Arthur; the British Government Representative in the Caribbean. Discussions centered around the move by the Antigua Government to request Political independence from Britain with Barbuda included.

In December 1980 Nibbs represented Barbuda at the British Foreign Office in London prior to the Constitutional Talks scheduled for the Royal Lancaster House in London.

He was a member of the delegation that met at the Royal Lancaster House in London to discuss Independence for Antigua & Barbuda. The delegation was mandated to seek a separate future for Barbuda from the island of Antigua.

In 1981 on behalf of the Council and the People of Barbuda, Nibbs was chiefly responsible for conducting the review of the relationship between the Government of Antigua and the Barbuda Council since Independence 1981. This review was also carried out by the Commonwealth Secretariat of London.

He is a firm believer in the cooperative movement and presently servers 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. He attendd a workshop in Dominica on Eco Tourism Management sponsored by U.W.I.C.E.D. (University of the West Indies Centre for Environmental Development).

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.

Overall Nibbs is a mover for change and a true believer in Caribbean Integration; a Caribbean citizen.


Accomplishments

Chairman of the Barbuda Council for ten years.

Deputy Chairman of the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) a creature of the Commonwealth Review Report 2002.

Chairman of Health, Social Welfare and Disaster Service Committee on the Barbuda Council 2001-2002.

He served two (2) terms in the Upper House of Parliament of Antigua & Barbuda; the Senate, representing the Opposition and subsequently the Barbuda Council.

President of the Barbuda Fishermen Cooperative Society.

Director in the Barbuda Farmers Cooperative Society.

Nibbs is now the Political Leader of the newly formed Barbuda People’s Movement for Change and Chairman of the Government Implementation Agency (GIA).