Oswald Skippings

Oswald O'Neil Skippings (born 1953) is a politician from the Turks and Caicos Islands. He served as the island territory's Chief Minister from 19 June 1980 to November 1980 and again from 3 March 1988 to April 1991.

Oswald Skippings
2nd Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands
In office
19 June 1980 – 4 November 1980
Preceded byJAGS McCartney
Succeeded byNorman Saunders
Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands
In office
March 3, 1988 – 3 April 1991
Succeeded byWashington Misick
Personal details
Born (1953-02-19) February 19, 1953 (age 68)
Political partyProgressive Democratic Alliance (2016-present)
Other political
affiliations
People's Democratic Movement (before 2016)

Skippings became the youngest member of a Caribbean government ever when he was first elected to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) legislature in 1976 at the age of 22. He later became the youngest leader of a Caribbean government ever when he became Chief Minister in 1980 at the age of 26. Skippings was Chief Minister of the TCI between June and November 1980 and again between March 1988 and April 1991. In July 2012 he was re-elected leader of the People's Democratic Movement (Turks and Caicos Islands)[1]

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Preceded by
J.A.G.S. McCartney
Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands
1980
Succeeded by
Norman Saunders
Preceded by
Advisory Council (interim)
Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands
1988–1991
Succeeded by
Washington Misick