06. Harold Lovell
Harold Earl Edmund Lovell (born September 27, 1955) is a political nominee for the Auntiguan general elections, 2018.He was the minister of Minister of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration (Antigua and Barbuda).He was also the minister of tourism and civil aviation. He was the minister of foreign affairs and trade from August 2004 to January 2005, when Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer took over those posts in a cabinet reshuffle, giving Lovell his current posts.
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.