Brief of Arnold Cruickshank

Arnold Cruickshank was born in St. Paul’s on September 20, 1929. He attended the Wesley Hall primary school, then the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) under headmasters: Mr. G.C Grant, Dr. Wilfred Rankin and Mr Rawle Jordon.
Arnold first job after leaving GBSS was at the Ministry of Agriculture as a member of the Cocoa Industry Improvement Scheme (Funded by the British Government) – where he obtained a scholarship to the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture in Trinidad and Cornell University in the USA – he holds a Diploma in Agriculture from ICTA and a M.Sc Agriculture majoring in Agronomy from Cornell University.
Arnold’s career included service at the local, regional and international lebio_rnold_cruickshankvels –here in Grenada at the Ministry of Agriculture, at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Barbados and at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) in Rome, Italy.In July 1991, Arnold M. Cruickshank was awarded the Insignia of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty, the Queen for “Service to Agriculture”.
In 1983/1984 Arnold Cruickshank served as a member of the Interim Council of Government with responsibility for Agriculture. This interim council bridged the gap between the demise of the People’s Revolutionary Government in 1983 and the restoration of Democratic Government in 1984.
Arnold’s association with the Willie Redhead Foundation dates back to 1998 as an ordinary member. Between the years 2000 and 2012 he served as a member of the Board of Directors and in 2012 he became an Honorary Member. As a director, Arnold played a pivotal role in the success of our Patrimonial Award Ceremonies held in 2002, 2006, 2008 and 2010.
At the 5th Patrimonial Award Ceremony in 2014 Arnold was awarded the Willie Redhead Foundation’s Scroll of Honor for his services as statesman, nation builder, agricultural development expert and life member of the Willie Redhead Foundation.