January 2022

Denise Francis 1st Female International PA Announcer for Sir Viv Stadium

January 26, 2022 – Patrons of the ICC U19 Quarterfinals at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium are greeted by the voice of Denise Francis who will serve as the PA Announcer for the duration of the tournament.  This is an important first for sports, in particular cricket, in Antigua and Barbuda as Ms. Francis will …

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State Insurance Founded

JANUARY 17, 1977 – State Insurance Commenced Operations.  The wholly owned government enterprise was established as a Department of the Ministry of Finance via the State Insurance Act, No 21 of 1976. First Federation Life Insurance Company Ltd (FFLIC) was a regional operation being impacted by the socialist philosophy, which was fueling regional government policy …

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First Successful Kidney Transplant

JANUARY 16, 2017 – first successfully completed kidney transplant in Antigua and Barbuda was performed at the Mount St John Medical Centre. The eight-hour, 2-part procedure was performed by a 14-member team comprising four surgeons, two anaesthetists and eight specialist nurses.   Included in the team were the following from the MSJMC/Antigua and Barbuda: *Dr Ian …

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JOANNE C. HILLHOUSE

January 5, 1973 – Joanne C Hillhouse was born to Ronald Hillhouse (Seaview Farm, Antigua) and Josephine John-Hillhouse (of Dominica).  She was raised in the Ottos Community first at Willow Bend, near Antigua Plumbing & Hardware before the family settled at Bird Road. Her early schooling was faith based: the Holy Family and the Christ …

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Richard Lewis

January 2, 1967 –   Richard S. Lewis was born on #2 Armstrong Road in Gray’s Farm on January 2, 1967 to Rose Edwina Lewis (aka Irose Jarvis) of Liberta Village and Ainsworth George Alexander Lewis (aka Albert “PC” Lewis) of Liberta Village (born in Dominica). He attended the Green Bay Primary School, the Ottos Comprehensive …

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