Lloyd Erskine Sandiford
Sir Erskine Sandiford
|4th Prime Minister of Barbados|
1 June 1987 – 6 September 1994
|Preceded by||Errol Barrow|
|Succeeded by||Owen Arthur|
|4th Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados|
3 June 1986 – 1 June 1987
|Prime Minister||Errol Barrow|
|Preceded by||Harold Bernard St. John|
|Succeeded by||Philip Greaves|
|Born||24 March 1937|
British Windward Islands, (now Barbados)
|Political party||Democratic Labour Party|
|Residence||Ilaro Court (1987–1994)|
Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, KA, PC (born 24 March 1937) is a Barbadian politician. He served as the fourth prime minister of Barbados from 1987 to 1994. Later Sir Lloyd served as Barbados' first resident ambassador in Beijing, China from 2010 to 2013.
Sandiford was born in Barbados and educated at the Coleridge and Parry School, Harrison College and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English. He then studied at Britain's University of Manchester, receiving his Master's degree in economics and social studies. Sandiford returned to Barbados, where he joined the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). In 1967, one year after independence, he was appointed to the Senate. Sandiford left the Senate to run in the 1971 election, in which he won a seat in the House of Assembly. The DLP, under Errol Barrow, formed the government; Sandiford served in many cabinet positions including as Minister of Education. The DLP lost the 1976 election to the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and formed the opposition.
Sandiford took part in the 1976 International Visitor Leadership Program.
In 1986, the DLP was again voted into power, with Sandiford defeating BLP MP Lionel Seymour Craig in the Saint Michael South constituency. Sandiford was made Deputy Prime Minister under Barrow. In 1987, Barrow died prematurely and Sandiford was appointed as Prime Minister. He led the DLP to victory in the 1991 elections. He held the additional portfolio of Minister of Finance until 1993. In 1994 Sandiford narrowly lost a no confidence motion brought against him by the opposition when a number of members of his own party broke ranks and voted in support of the motion. Sandiford then called elections for 1994, two years before they were constitutionally due, but lost to the BLP led by Owen Arthur. He remained in parliament until 1999 when he focused on being a tutor at the Barbados Community College, where he teaches economics and Caribbean Politics.
In 2000, Sandiford was conferred the highest honour in Barbados; he was made a Knight of St. Andrew (KA) of the Order of Barbados. In April 2008 under Prime Minister David Thompson a resolution was brought to the Parliament of Barbados that the building now called the Sherbourne Conference Centre, which in fact was the idea and brainchild of Sir Lloyd, should be renamed the Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre.
Sandiford was later appointed as Barbadian Ambassador to China, presenting his credentials on 3 March 2010.
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Harrison College (Barbados)
Bachelor of Arts
Democratic Labour Party (Barbados)
1971 Barbadian general election
1976 Barbadian general election
Barbados Labour Party
International Visitor Leadership Program
1986 Barbadian general election
1991 Barbadian general election
Sandiford's wife Angelita, Lady Sandiford is a psychologist and educator. They have one son and two daughters.
Honours and memberships
Co-chair of The Summit Council for World Peace, Washington, D.C. – 2011
- LL.D (Hon.) University of the West Indies – 2009
- LL.D (Hon.) Barbados Community College – 2004
- Knight of St. Andrew – 2000
- President's Medal of Excellence, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland, USA – 1992
- Proclaimed Honorary Citizen of City of Baltimore – 1992
- Member of Her Majesty's Privy Council – 1989
- Member of the Privy Council of Barbados – 1987
- Member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom – 1989
- Order of the Liberator, Venezuela – 1987
- Justice of the Peace, Barbados – 1984
- Member of the Council of Freely Elected Presidents and Prime Ministers, Carter Centre, Atlanta, GA, USA
- Life Member Barbados Cricket Association
- Life Member Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
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Sandiford is the author of the book The Essence of Economics: An Introductory Text (1998), and several poems, including "Ode to the Environment" and "When She Leaves You". Seven volumes of his speeches have been published. He has written many articles, and contributed a chapter entitled "The Role of the Private Sector in the Structural Adjustment Process" in the book Business, Government and Society, edited by Monya Anyadike-Danes, Eastern Caribbean Consultants, Barbados (1994). He also wrote the book Politics and Society in Barbados and the Caribbean: An Introduction (Cassia Publishing Ltd, 2000) and Fighting for the Just Society: An Autobiographical Note (2011).
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1991 Barbadian general election
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2018 Barbadian general election
- ^ a b "Chinese president accepts credentials from five new ambassadors". Xinhua News Agency. 3 March 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- ^ Barbados Government Information Service (17 July 2010). "Barbados, China hold talks". Nation Newspaper. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
- ^ Alleyne, Barry, ed. (16 July 2013). "Mission completed". Business. Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
Barbados will soon be looking for a new ambassador to China. That's because the second two-year stint of former Prime Minister Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford has ended and he will not be returning to the job.
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- ^ Price, Sanka (10 March 2014). "'Political giant' passes away". The Daily Nation (Barbados). Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
- ^ A, C (24 October 2008). "Sherbourne gets new name tonight". Nation Newspaper. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2008.
- ^ "Sheree-Anne Sandiford Obituary (2013) - Westfield, NJ - The Star-Ledger". obits.nj.com. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
- ^ JCPC (1989). "Privy Council Members". Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Archived from the original on 2 December 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
- ^ Sandiford, L. Erskine (1998). The essence of economics : an introductory text. Bridgetown, Barbados: Cassia Pub. ISBN 976-8083-31-X. OCLC 40198291.
- ^ Anyadike-Danes, Monya (1994). Business, Government and Society: Caribbean Writings on Caribbean Issues. Centre for Management Development (Eastern Caribbean), University of the West Indies. ISBN 978-976-8083-57-9.
- ^ Sandiford, L. Erskine (2000). Politics and society in Barbados and the Caribbean : an introduction. Bridgetown, Barbados: Cassia Pub. ISBN 976-8077-40-9. OCLC 45047211.
- ^ Sandiford, L. Erskine (2011). Fighting for the just society : an autobiographical note. St. James, Barbados. ISBN 978-976-8233-24-0. OCLC 786176009.
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