Hon. Daryll S.Matthew

Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and The Arts.

Honourable Daryll S.Matthew is currently a Minister of Government in Antigua and Barbuda with the portfolio of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and The Arts. He holds Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) specializing in International Business, with research in Foreign Direct Investment from Aston University in the United Kingdom, and a Masters Degree in Geo-Information Management from Twente University, Enschede, in The Netherlands. Prior to his entry into National Politics in Antigua and Barbuda, Administration, Project Management, Business Development and Community Service were vital parts of the life of Daryll Matthew, not only professionally, but also personally. Being a very technical minded person, but with a passion for business, his vocation is reflected in his fields of study (Land Surveying at the University of Technology, Jamaica; Geographic Information Management, and Business Administration, specializing in International Business and Foreign Direct Investment). Minister Matthew, over his years, has been active in his country and community in several areas including community service and sporting development. Professionally, Mr. Matthew has climbed the ranks of the Public Service in Antigua and Barbuda rapidly.

In 1998 he was employed by the Lands and Surveys Division in Antigua and Barbuda; by 2002 he had risen to the post of Senior Environment Officer, and in 2004 was appointed as Chief Lands Officer. During his tenure In the public service he has represented his native Antigua and Barbuda in many forums globally. Additionally, in 2012 Mr. Matthew received a National Youth Award for entrepreneurship from the Government of Antigua and Barbuda. Minister Matthew was appointed to the Senate of Antigua and Barbuda in January 2018, and in March of 2018 was elected as the Parliamentary Representative of the St. John’s Rural South Constituency. Subsequent to his election, Minister Matthew was given the portfolio of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and The Arts, a portfolio that thoroughly complements his background, skill sets, and passion