Adriel Brathwaite

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The Honourable
Adriel Brathwaite
Personal details
Born 1969
Nationality Barbadian
Alma mater University of the West Indies

Adriel Dermont Brathwaite (born 1962) is a Barbadian politician and lawyer, who presently holds the positions of Attorney-General, Minister of Home Affairs, and Member of Parliament for Saint Philip South.[1][2]


Brathwaite is a member of the Democratic Labour Party. He worked in the British Virgin Islands for ten years before returning to Barbados.[3] He was elected to Parliament as MP for Saint Philip South in the 2008 election.[4] He was named AG and Minister of Home Affairs in July 2010, to replace Freundel Stuart who had been elevated to acting Prime Minister.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Brathwaite grew up in Marchfield, Saint Philip Parish.[3] He did his primary education at St Martins Primary (now Reynold Weekes Primary) and his secondary education at Harrison College. He went on to the University of the West Indies for his LL.B, and then earned his Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School.[4]


  1. ^ "Assignment of Ministerial Portfolios with Effect from June 2011" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Adriel Brathwaite joins BARP, celebrates maturity". Bajan Reporter. 2012-01-18. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Mr. Adriel Brathwaite, Attorney-At-Law". The Democratic Labour Party. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  4. ^ a b "The Hon. Adriel Brathwaite, M.P.: Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs". Barbados Government Information Service. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Barbados has new Attorney-General". Nation News. 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2012-04-30.