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Bertrand B. Osborne
(1935 - 4 September 2018)
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Bertrand B. Osborne, OBE
Former Chief Minister of Montserrat

Bertrand B. Osborne, OBE was a politician and former Chief Minister from Montserrat.

Early life and education

Bertrand Osborne was born in 1935.

Career

Osborne served as the territory's Chief Minister from 13 November 1996 to 22 August 1997. His coalition government comprsided the Movement for National Reconstruction (MNR), the National Progressive Party (NPP) and an independent.

He resigned from his post amid demonstrations over his dealings with the British government in the wake of the island nation being ravaged by a volcano eruption.

Outside of politics, Osborne was instrumental in the setting up of the Credit Union, and was one of the earliest Presidents of the Montserrat Chamber of Commerce. As Director of M.S. Osborne Ltd., he was considerd a model corporate citizen.

He previously served as Montserrat’s Director of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority ECCA for many years before assuming the office of Chief Minister. 

Honours and awards

In 2001, Osborne was awarded the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for long and distinguished service in the Montserrat Legislative Council; and a recognition for a lifetime of service to the Montserrat community.

In 2014, Osborne was the recipient of the Order of Distinction in the inaugural National Honours and Awards cermony in Montserrat.

Death

Osborne died on 4 September 2018. He was 83.

DOCUMENT LIBRARY
27 June 1997
Address to the Nation in the aftermath of the volcano eruption.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Osborne
http://www.montserratreporter.org/news1101-1.htm
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Bertrand Osborne
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Occupation Businessman, Politician
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Date of Birth 1935
Place of Birth Montserrat
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Date of Death 4 September 2018 (aged 83)
Place of Death Montserrat
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Notable Accomplishments
Chief Minister of Montserrat:13 November 1996 - 22 August 1997
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