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Charlesworth T Samuel

December 27th, 1938- Charlesworth Theophilus Samuel was born to Hezekiah Samuel (Swetes) and Georgiana Williams (Liberta). He was raised in the village of Swetes in an area known as Aaron’s Farm and completed his primary education at the Swetes Government School before moving on to the All Saints Secondary School.  Upon completing school, Samuel had …

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Dwayne Mussington

January 1, 1971 – Dwayne Mussington was born to Rupert ‘Papi’ and Cassilla ‘Caca’ Mussington. He has the elite distinction of being raised between the two Ghetto communities, spending his earliest years in The Point before his parents relocated to Grays Farm. He benefitted from regular engagement in both communities and remains very beloved and …

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CARICOM DAY

July 4th, 1973 – CARICOM (Caricom) , also known as the Caribbean Community, was officially agreed upon through the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas by Prime Ministers Eric Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, Norman Manley of Jamaica, Errol Barrow of Barbados and Forbes Burnham of Guyana.   It is important to note that at …

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Karl Spencer

June 27, 1979 – Karl Warren Spencer was born to Hazel Spencer and Bernadette   Spencer.  His parents were from Liberta and Freetown respectively, before settling in Piccadilly to raise their children. Karl started his early education at the Foundation Mixed School. He emerged the top of his primary school class in the Common Entrance Exams …

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Khan Cordice

June 26th, 1990 – Khan Cordice was born to Elvis Cordice, originally of St. Vincent, and Ruth Naomi Isaac (deceased) of Freemans Village. He was raised in the Villa Community. He began his early education at the Villa Primary School before moving on to the Antigua Grammar School (AGS).  Growing up, Cordice considered himself ‘fortunate …

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Beverly Airall

June 7, 1951- Beverley Skerritt was born. Originally hailing from the Emerald Isle, Antigua became Beverley’s home at the age of two. Her parents, Beatrice and John Skerritt, were both teachers, affectionately known as Teacha Bea and Teacha John. Her father eventually joined the Leewards Islands Civil Service and was transferred to Antigua for work, …

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Vigo Blake Day

May 29, 1813 – The first formal schoolroom to teach enslaved people in the West Indies was opened in Bethesda, Antigua (source: Horsford J. A Voice from the West Indies, 1856).   The project was completed due in large measure to the involvement of Vigo Blake and his colleagues who were enslaved on the Blake Estate. …

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