Month: 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 …

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

Antigua Trades and Labour Union Founded

JANUARY 16, 1939-Thirty Nine men and women,’The 39ers’, together founded the Antigua Trades and Labour Union. The Antigua Trades and Labour Union (AT&LU) is a workers’ organization was conceptualized after the 1938 visit of the British Moyne Commission which was on a Caribbean tour to investigate the labour disturbances and the socio-economic conditions in the …

Antigua Trades and Labour Union Founded Read More »

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 …

First Successful Kidney Transplant Read More »

UWI Five Island Campus First Graduation Ceremony

JANUARY 10, 2021 – The Inaugural Graduation Ceremony for the University of the West Indies Five Islands Campus, Antigua and Barbuda was held. Six women etched their names into the history books as the first graduates having completed their Post Graduate Diploma in Education. They are Launee Richards (Valedictorian), Natisha Alie-Grant, Jerusha Baynes, Shanique Gumbs, …

UWI Five Island Campus First Graduation Ceremony Read More »

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 …

Richard Lewis Read More »