Harold Lovell

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Harold Earl Edmund Lovell (born September 27, 1955) is the minister of finance of Antigua and Barbuda. He was also the minister of tourism and civil aviation.[1] He was the minister of foreign affairs and trade from March 2004 to January 2005, when Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer took over those posts in a cabinet reshuffle, giving Lovell his current posts.

Harold Lovell Jr. was born on September 27, 1955 in St. John’s city. He attended the Antigua Grammar School and obtained his tertiary education at the University of the West Indies where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Geology. In 1984, he went on to study at the Thames Valley University and Middle Temple, qualifying him as a Barrister-at-Law.

He also holds a Masters of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Birmingham.

Harold's professional life started at the Antigua Public Utilities Authority. He entered the teaching profession in 1978 with assignments at the Antigua Grammar School and The Antigua State College. At the height of the momentous teacher’s struggle in 1979, after being arrested and beaten, Harold was fired by the Bird regime for his pursuit of justice.

Harold Lovell was Vice President of the Guild of Undergraduates at the University of the West Indies, General Secretary and then Vice Chairman of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement, General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers and Vice Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP). While in England he served on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Advisory Council for Leicestershire, England, between 1990-1992. After being successful in the 2009 general elections Lovell is now the new minister of Finance and the Economy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minister Lovell in Europe to help boost business to the islands". Newsletter of the Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association. Retrieved 27 December 2010.