Google Celebrates Saint Lucia’s Sir Arthur Lewis

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Google Thursday paid tribute to Saint Lucia’s Nobel Prize winner for Economics, Sir Arthur Lewis.

The Saint Lucia-born economist, professor, and author, is celebrated in Google Doodle on the anniversary of being awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on modeling the economic forces that affect developing countries.

He has been hailed as one of the pioneers of modern development economics.

William Arthur Lewis was born in Castries to Antiguan parents on January 23, 1915 at a time when this Saint Lucia was a British colony.

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Ironically, the Economic Times in its story on the google honour, described Lewis as ‘African American’.

His long list of achievements included contributing influential work to the United Nations and sharing his expertise as an adviser to governments in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

Lewis also helped establish and served as the first president of the Caribbean Development Bank.

The British government knighted him in 1963.

Lewis died on June 15, 1991 in Bridgetown, Barbados at the age of 76 and was buried on the grounds of Sir Arthur Lewis Community College here which was named in his honour.

The college was established in 1985.

Sir Arthur Lewis is one of two Nobel Laureates Saint Lucia has produced, the other being the late Sir Derek Walcott who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1992.

Headline photo caption: Google doodle of Sir Arthur Lewis

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