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Basil Peters
(April 1936 - 7 April 2018)
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Basil Alphonso Peters
Former Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Basil Alphonso Peters was a former Antiguan parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister.

Early life

Basil Alphonso Peters was born in Antigua and Barbuda in April 1935.

Career

Peters represented St. John's City East for the Progressive Labour Movement (PLM) from 1971 - 1976. He also served as Minister of Education, Health, and Culture from 1971 – 1976 in the Cabinet of Prime Minister George Walter.

Prior to entering politics,  Peters was the principal at the Princess Margaret School in the early 1960s. He also headed a mas troupe that won band of the year in 1961 (Bedouins) and in 1964 (Golden Age of the Aztecs).

Personal life

Peters was married to wife Yolanda Peters and was the father of son Adrian Peters.

Death

Peters died on 7 April 2018 in New York City aged 82. He was accorded an Official Funeral at the Spring Gardens Moravian Church, St. John’s Street, Antigua on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 followed by internment at the St. John’s Public Cemetery.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes6
1980 St. John's City East Progressive Labour Movement 273 31.97% Lost Lost to John St. Luce (ALP)
1976 St. John's City East Progressive Labour Movement 290 48.17% Lost Lost to John St. Luce (ALP)
1971 St. John's City East Progressive Labour Movement 290 48.17% Won 1st term
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
MP for St. John's City East House of Representatives PLM 1971 - 1976
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of Education, Health, and Culture 11 February 1971 - 1 February 1976
Sources
https://antiguanewsroom.com/news/former-plm-parliamentarian-basil-peters-dies-at-82/
https://antiguanewsroom.com/news/former-plm-parliamentarian-basil-peters-dies-at-82/
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QUICK FACTS
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth April 1935
Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Date of Death 7 April 2018, aged 82
Place of Death New York City, NY, USA
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Senator and Parliamentary Secretary
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