PM honoured by Oxford University

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been elected an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University.

The decision of the Governing Body of Keble College took effect on Thursday, March 9, 2017.

The Prime Minister has accepted the conferment, describing it as “an honour for Barbados and Barbadians”.

Keble College is one of the over 30 constituent colleges of Oxford University, founded in 1870 in memory of the late John Keble, a leading member of the theological “Oxford Movement”.

Stuart joins a distinguished list of honorary fellows, including former United Kingdom poet laureate Sir John Betjeman (elected in 1972);  former United States president Ronald Reagan (elected in 1994) and renowned cricketer Imran Khan, who is a former student of Keble College.

Last October, the university also recognized the outstanding service of the late Keble Old Member Sir James Cameron Tudor, a former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Barbados, who was the first black person to be elected President of the Oxford Union in 1942.

On that occasion,  Stuart was accompanied by the High Commissioner for Barbados in the United Kingdom Guy Hewitt on a visit to the college.


67 Responses to PM honoured by Oxford University

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince March 11, 2017 at 12:13 pm


    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne March 11, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      Sucking the country dry.

    • Jennifer March 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      @Anne – For deceiving the masses by keeping an education system which keeps them slaves on that conveyor belt, and down trodden and poor. And keeping the others in money and financially propping them up as necessary.

    • Peter March 11, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      Certain leaders around the world can buy these honors. Mostly blacks from third world and African countries. It means absolutely nothing. It is a recognition that costs around 100,000 Pounds Sterling. Just a few meaningless letters behind one’s name. This is what is known as BLUFF in progress. Idi Amin Dada became a Doctor among many other titles he bought. He started out as a corporal in the Ugandan army. Something similar to what Neil Holder is doing right now.

      • Jennifer March 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm

        O house of Edom, for thy violence against thy brother shame shall cover thee.

  2. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd March 11, 2017 at 12:19 pm


  3. Kevin March 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm


  4. Lisa Moore
    Lisa Moore March 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm


  5. Harry March 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    The PM must be opening a church after the next elections…. theological Oxford Movement????????????

  6. Kelly Scantlebury
    Kelly Scantlebury March 11, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Oxford university or oxford dictionary??

    • Arthur Collymore
      Arthur Collymore March 11, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Probably by Oxford University for using the Oxford Dictionary.

    • Anne Ince
      Anne Ince March 11, 2017 at 1:35 pm


    • Michael Turton
      Michael Turton March 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm
    • Wendy Knight
      Wendy Knight March 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      You know I was wondering too if it was Oxford dictionary, cause all he know is bid words

      • lester March 11, 2017 at 8:02 pm

        you need to go to oxford its BIG LOL

    • Michael King
      Michael King March 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      Has to be dictionary.

  7. Santini More
    Santini More March 11, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Hiw very dismal.

  8. Tsa Harris
    Tsa Harris March 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    For doing what ****

  9. Arthur Collymore
    Arthur Collymore March 11, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Meanwhile, we in Barbados await the moment when we can honor him for doing the job for which he was elected, that is , to lead.

  10. L King March 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    This means jack why should we be impressed? Yeah right a country that promotes evil and passes laws to protect evil has honoured him is that anything to be proud of? Hopefully he’ ll loose the election and move to Oxford: He’ll mess the students up good and well like he has messed up Barbadians.

  11. Michael Turton
    Michael Turton March 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    A real leader takes responsibility for his mistakes ……………

    • Arthur Collymore
      Arthur Collymore March 12, 2017 at 6:40 am

      What mistake? The problem will either be attributed to the international recession or the fault of the last BLP govt.

  12. Coralita March 11, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    It is beyond me how people can spend every day griping, complaining, venting and cussing in blogs. Sad way to live if yah ask me.

    These politicians have so much control over you people’s lives that they determine and influence your behaviours. What a hot mess to be in.

    “Where your focus goes, your power flows.” Why do you people give so much focus and prominence to these politicians?

    On the other hand I does get a good laugh at some of the comments.

    • Sherlock Holmes. March 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Coralita because they swallow the rhetoric and see them as saviors .That is why they like sheeple will march they feet off and return home in a false state of euphoria and for what? I have had it with the political class it is time for more movement which are made up of those who are distinct from the political oriented class and who see country first rather than largess. Enough said the lock is out.

  13. Antonio A Antonio
    Antonio A Antonio March 11, 2017 at 1:53 pm


  14. David E Hall
    David E Hall March 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    smh! Guess they were not seeking concurrence for Barbadian public.

    • Sherlock Holmes. March 11, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Why should they shill?

  15. Michael Goodman
    Michael Goodman March 11, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    But wait!! I thought you said we shouldn’t be looking outside of Barbados for people to validate us!

    What damned hypocrisy!

  16. Tony Webster March 11, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    @Arthur Collymore: Kindly do me the honour of inserting the adverb “anxiously”, immediately preceding the word “await”.

    My goodness….so many chuckles…plus…the sky din’ fall….and shutes…de sun come up AGAIN….dis mornin’!!!

    BTW. I wants wunna to know that I went to Goldsmiths College, University Of London. Yuh heraaear? Doan mind it was summer recess…and rooms was all-a-penny.

  17. Peggy Stoute Morin
    Peggy Stoute Morin March 11, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    This news changes nothing. He remains unfit to be the leader of Barbados. Next they will tell us he saved a family of drowning rats. It won’t work!

  18. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne March 11, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    This is the Joke of the Year.

  19. Mark Fenty
    Mark Fenty March 11, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Congrats Mr. PM!

  20. Bajan First March 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Did Ronald Reagan and the legendary Loran Khanot open churches what jelousy and stupidity !

  21. Iteebah Cadogan
    Iteebah Cadogan March 11, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Wah if he cah gt one I want one to nah!

  22. Errol Bradshaw
    Errol Bradshaw March 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Tell him to get a job with them when he no longer has one here,wil be glad to see him go.

  23. Javier Maynard
    Javier Maynard March 11, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    A lot of bajans awarded him “fellow” too. They said he is the fellow who can’t govern.

  24. Mikey March 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Hey peoples, Honorary Fellowships and Memberships are BOUGHT not EARNED. What is all the fuss about ???
    Hey, an Honorary Doctor of Letters or an Honorary Doctor of Law ????
    What are those titles ??? Does anyone TEST your ABILITY to DO anything ??? CHEUPSE !!!

  25. Baz Moz
    Baz Moz March 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Err thought you wanted nothing to do wit the UK so why are you still calling yourself a QC and accepting this

  26. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley March 11, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Obviously Oxford list is running very low on who is left to honour !

  27. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray March 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    So Kebie gave Stuart an up grade… And he take it with both hands. So them is his good friends.

  28. G-Flash! March 11, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    What Michael Goodman said….

  29. Andréa Andrews-Farley
    Andréa Andrews-Farley March 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    WOW……Was it for the worst” leader” EVER in Barbados!!!!!!!!!

  30. L King March 11, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    @Peter – you are getting it mixed up.

    1) You CAN now buy a title in the UK but as far as I’m aware you have to have been born in the UK.

    2) A honorary is something you CAN’T buy – it’s bestowed upon you.

    • Peter March 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      L King. You are the one who has gotten it wrong. You Mr. or Mrs. King can pay for the Rotary’s highest honor of Paul Harris Fellow. Lots of Educated idiots, especially Barbadians who have not even one CXC O level pass, register with mostly Canadian Universities, Their parents pay their full costs including boarding. They graduate with honors for not being absent from classes. They return to Barbados with Letters and degrees behind their names called qualifications, end up in senior management positions only to be practically trained by experienced mostly black Barbadians who NEVER get past the post od supervisor. Ask Jennifer. I think she has that experience but she opened her mouth and get let go.

      • Jennifer March 11, 2017 at 9:16 pm

        If you only knew about me Peter. If you only knew!!!!!!!

      • Ansel Lorde March 12, 2017 at 8:40 am

        Peter, get your facts together….No Barbadians without CXC “O” level can even walk through the doors of a Canadian University…..If you know one , I will be more than happy to meet that person.

  31. Stanton Peace
    Stanton Peace March 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    for what, for being the only prime minister since 1966 who does not understand finance,has never been a finance minister and is the worst PM THIS ISLAND HAS EVER SEEN,NOW THAT REALLY DESERVES AN HONOUR.

  32. lester March 11, 2017 at 8:08 pm


    • Peter March 11, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      You have the perfect name LESS ter. Shallow DEMs yardfowl way to think. You too can go buy a certificate… Go before it’s too late…

      • Sherlock Holmes. March 11, 2017 at 9:44 pm

        Must you denigrate someone just because of their views? Especially if their are different from yours? Come on Peter i view you as bigger than that.

  33. Junis Warren
    Junis Warren March 11, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Why? His incompetence has driven Barbados into economic chaos.

  34. Yvonne Everidge
    Yvonne Everidge March 11, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Who cares

  35. Alan Highton
    Alan Highton March 12, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Lord have mercy. This man aint too popular around here. This kind of news should include the criteria on which such recognitions are based on.

  36. jus me March 12, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Please explain what denigrating about being 100% correct.
    Peter is 100% spot on.
    I have a relative, living in UK, bought himself into Religion, 35GBP.
    Now visits prisons ,gives advice to the inmates , even has persons KNEEL before him and he Blesses them. lol

    35 GBP well spent.

    Barbados PM, mus be bout 200k true Bajuns not feeling he needs honouring, retiring YES. Paste Haste.

    • Sherlock Holmes. March 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Jus me i was referring to his comments towards Lester not the PM that you obviously take pleasure in beating up on.By the way your cousin has obviously engaged in a fraudulent act.

  37. greg Norville March 12, 2017 at 8:39 am

    what Blow’s my MIND is this, as a born barbadian I cannot comprehend, why educated Harrison college,Queens Colledge & university bagan graduates ,can just sit on their Royal behinds & let people like Fraundel stuart take them for a jack ass ride, & do absolutely NOTHING but talk ,YOU think this nonsense could happen in trinidad, or Guyana(my bagans full of Foolish PRIDE & class distiction, barbados Full of Hypocrites we need to be Radical,& I am looking forward to when psychology is taught in secondary schools, from 3rd form(if we studied the different aspects of psycology, we would be a much better people.(& ya know what the principals stated in the Bible they work.!

    • Jennifer March 12, 2017 at 10:40 am

      @greg – I see what you mean. Firstly, DNA is a carefully defined structure, which effects every person’s behavior, mannerisms etc. Secondly the principals stated in the bible is for the house of Israel to follow. The entire Caribbean is oppressed in the same manner by the same people, aka their leaders.

  38. Ansel Lorde March 12, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Peter…show me a Barbadian without CXC who walked through the doors of a Canadian University other than being on a sight seeing tour. I am Barbadian and I am also a Canadian University Graduate so I know what is required. Do not want to say anything else….where did you graduate from?

  39. Mack March 12, 2017 at 9:20 am

    What is wrong with this? The learned people of the world think Frundel is a giant among men. Obama got a nobel peace prize for doing nothing also. You just got to be liked by the right people.

  40. Sandra Madea
    Sandra Madea March 12, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha wtf.

  41. Sunflower Granderson
    Sunflower Granderson March 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm


  42. Greg Norville March 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Jennifer,I really appreciate your reply to my comment,

  43. Maje March 12, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Why are you so full of contempt? This is a different Barbados.

  44. Troy March 12, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Well done Froon. You sink an entire country and get honoured for doing such.


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