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Evans Jones

November 26, 1959 – Evans Jones aka Jawakie was born to Morris ‘Dapa’ Jones (Point) and Ann Prevost (Dominica).  His early years were spent in San Juan Alley, Point before his family moved to Tindale Road when he was eleven (11) years old.  He later moved to Station Street, Grays…

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Kadeem Phillip

November 25, 1989 – Kadeem Idaree Travorn Phillip was born to Conliffe Phillip (Liberta)and Denyse Phillip nee Airall (Pigotts). Kadeem attended the Liberta Primary and All Saints Secondary Schools. Kadeem’s love for cricket was fostered very early. His dad shared that Kadeem’s love for the sport as a toddler was…

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Dr. Jacqui Quin

November 20, 1965 – Jacqui Clarissa Quinn was born at home in New Winthorpes to Joseph Quinn and Mary Geo Quinn nee Hampson. Jacqui’s early years were spent between Barbuda and Antigua, thus her primary schooling included the Holy Trinity School, Golden Grove Primary and Five Islands Primary School.  Her…

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Alzarri Joseph

November 20, 1996 – Alzarri Shaheim Joseph was born to Alva and Sharon Joseph of All Saints Village. His early education was at the Foundation Mixed School before moving to the All Saints Secondary School. Joseph credits his grandmother, who worked as a scorer at the Antigua Recreation Grounds, as…

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Andre Simon

November 13th, 1987 – Andre Simon was born to Michael Simon (Antigua) and Glennis Simon (Guyana). He was raised in Antigua along with his four other siblings and began his early education at the Foundation Mixed School before gaining a scholarship to attend the Antigua Grammar School. At the age…

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Antigua and Barbuda Independence

November 1, 1981 – Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations with Queen Elizabeth as the first head of state (constitutional monarchy) and Right Honourable Sir Vere Cornwall Bird as the first prime minister. Independence meant that affairs of the country were now the responsibility…

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Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Croft

June 30th, 1959- Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Croft was born to parents Ruth Henry (Cedar Grove) and Erold Croft (St. Kitts) and raised in the Point community. He began his early education at the Mission School (currently Wesleyan Junior Academy), however, after some time, he transferred to the Convent School…

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State Insurance Commenced Operations

January 17, 1977 State Insurance Commenced Operations. First Federation Life Insurance Company Ltd (FFLIC) was a regional operation being impacted by the socialist philosophy, which was fueling regional government policy at the time. In the late 70s, in response to the dominance of foreign owned companies and the massive repatriation…

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Highest Test Match Score by Sir Vivian Richards

August 13, 1976 – Twenty-four year old Vivian Richards made his highest test score ever. August 12 – 17, 1976 the West Indies completed their defeat of the Tony Greig  led England Cricket team, in response to his rallying cry to his team “make them grovel”.  Specifically he said  “I like to…

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Sir Adolphus Eleazer Freeland

September 12, 1934 – Adolphus Eleazer Freeland was born to William and Keturah Freeland.  He hails from Potters Village. Adolphus Eleazer Freeland began his Education at the St. Mark’s Primary School then attended the Potters Primary School shortly after it opened in 1947.  He won a Scholarship to the Faith…

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Sir Vivian Richards – Highest One Day International Score

May 31, 1984 – Sir Viv Richards scored on of the greatest one-day international (ODI) innings ever with a spellbinding 189 from 170 balls not out, to include five (5) sixes and twenty-one (21) fours, against England at Old Trafford. Noteworthy is the 86 runs from the last 58 balls of…

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Dame Georgianna Ellen (Nellie) Robinson

December 8th, 1880 – Dame Georgianna Ellen (Nellie) Robinson DNH, was born to George and Margaret Robinson in St. John’s. Her early childhood years were spent on Newgate Street before being sent off to the United States of America (USA) where she enrolled in school. While in the US, Robinson…

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The Atlantic Campaigns

September 1, 2022

The Atlantic Campaigns, formerly known as the Atlantic Rowing Race, started as an ocean rowing race from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean, a distance of approximately 2,550 nm (2,930 statute miles or 4,700 km). The race was founded in 1997 by Sir Chay Blyth inspired by his 1966, ninety-two…

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Calypso Monarch 2022 Review

July 30, 2022

Calypso Monarch 2022 Review

July 30, 2022 – The prelude to the Calypso Monarch had stirred the pot sufficiently to fuel anticipation.  Tent season had been of good quality on and off the stage. QKC has stepped into a very important breach, filling the void left when one of our most prolific and usually…

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

February 26, 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…

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Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Hollis Francis

October 1, 2021

Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor Hollis Francis

October 1, 2021 – Hollis E. Francis Jr is elevated to Lieutenant Governor of Division 27 Caribbean of the Eastern Canada and the Caribbean District. LG Hollis joined the Kiwanis family in the year 2001 when he was inducted as a member of the Kiwanis Club of St. John’s Antigua….

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UWI Five Island Campus First Graduation Ceremony

January 10, 2021

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…

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UWI Five Islands Campus 1st Graduating Class

January 10, 2021

UWI Five Islands Campus 1st Graduating Class

January 10, 2021- The UWI’s graduation season commenced with the Inaugural Graduation Ceremony for the Five Islands Campus, Antigua and Barbuda. Six women etched their name into the history books as first graduates having completed their Post Graduate Diploma in Education. There are Launee Richards (Valedictorian), Natisha Alie-Grant, Jerusha Baynes,…

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2020 National Sport Honours – Roma Simon

July 15, 2020

2020 National Sport Honours – Roma Simon

NATIONAL SPORTS HONOURS 2020 – ROMA SIMONThe Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association sincerely and deeply appreciates the tireless contribution of Ms. Roma Simon and is pleased to salute her in the 2020 National Sports Honour Roll.Ms. Roma Simon, affectionately nicknamed Roma, was a dedicated worker of the Antigua and Barbuda…

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NATIONAL SPORTS HONOURS 2020 – DWAYNA DERRICK

April 26, 2020

NATIONAL SPORTS HONOURS 2020 – DWAYNA DERRICK

The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Association celebrates the invaluable contribution of Ms. Dwayna Derrick during her 8-year stint as Treasurer of the Association. During her tenure as Treasurer, Dwayna introduced generally accepted accounting principles to the organization, overseeing the management of the financial affairs, including the day-to-day financial affairs. She…

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National Sports Awards Nominee 2019 – Bryan Matthew

April 16, 2020

National Sports Awards Nominee 2019 – Bryan Matthew

2019 NATIONAL SPORTS AWARDS NOMINEE Antigua Barbuda Basketball Association Sports Man of the Year – Bryan Matthew.  Over the years, Bryan “Hollywood” Matthew has exhibited excellence as an athlete in the sport of Basketball, playing locally, regionally and internationally. 2019 was another successful year as is exhibited in his performance…

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Team Antigua Atlantic Rowers

January 13, 2018

Team Antigua Atlantic Rowers

January 13, 2018 – Team Antigua Atlantic Rowers comprising Eli Fuller, Scott Potter, John Watt and Nico Pshoyos set a national rowing record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean of thirty (30) days, two hours (2) and twelve (12) minutes. The team was the second team from Antigua and Barbuda to…

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First Successful Kidney Transplant

January 16, 2017

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…

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First Kidney Transplant performed in Antigua and Barbuda

January 16, 2017

First Kidney Transplant performed in Antigua and Barbuda

January 16, 2017, the first successfully completed kidney transplant in Antigua and Barbuda was performed at the Mount St John’s Medical Centre. The eight-hour, 2-part procedure was performed by a 14-member team comprising four surgeons, two anesthetists and eight specialist nurses. Included in the team were the following from the…

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Destructive LIAT Hangar Fire

June 10, 2012

Destructive LIAT Hangar Fire

June 10, 2012 LIAT – LIAT’s Hangar #1 building complex and a Dash 8 – 300 aircraft were destroyed by fire. The fire was first detected by a LIAT engineer close to 10:00 pm. He contacted the Airport Fire Department who responded promptly but were unable to prevent Hangar #1,…

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First Gold Medalist at Commonwealth Youth Games – Tahir Walsh

September 9, 2011

First Gold Medalist at Commonwealth Youth Games – Tahir Walsh

September 9, 2011 – Tahir Walsh wins 100-meter gold and 200-meter silver at the Commonwealth Youth Games. It was Antigua and Barbuda’s first gold medal at at the Commonwealth Youth Games. He won the 100-m in a time of 10.50 (w) and the 200-m in 21.66(w). For his outstanding performance…

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Alzarri Joseph

November 20, 1996

Alzarri Joseph

November 20, 1996 – Alzarri Shaheim Joseph was born to Alva and Sharon Joseph of All Saints Village. His early education was at the Foundation Mixed School before moving to the All Saints Secondary School. Joseph credits his grandmother, who worked as a scorer at the Antigua Recreation Grounds, as…

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Khan Cordice

June 26, 1990

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…

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Stonewall International

November 25, 1989

Stonewall International

25th November 1989 – Stonewall was founded. Stonewall emerged from the Whitney-Burger combination who got together when time permitted to play for small events.  Leading up to the formation of the now international brand, Whitney Williams worked in electronics and Everton “Burger” Williams resided abroad but returned home regularly. The…

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Kadeem Phillip

November 25, 1989

Kadeem Phillip

November 25, 1989 – Kadeem Idaree Travorn Phillip was born to Conliffe Phillip (Liberta)and Denyse Phillip nee Airall (Pigotts). Kadeem attended the Liberta Primary and All Saints Secondary Schools. Kadeem’s love for cricket was fostered very early. His dad shared that Kadeem’s love for the sport as a toddler was…

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Andre Simon

November 13, 1987

Andre Simon

November 13th, 1987 – Andre Simon was born to Michael Simon (Antigua) and Glennis Simon (Guyana). He was raised in Antigua along with his four other siblings and began his early education at the Foundation Mixed School before gaining a scholarship to attend the Antigua Grammar School. At the age…

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Dennis ‘Menace XL’ Roberts

April 27, 1987

Dennis ‘Menace XL’ Roberts

April 27, 1987- Dennis Chamari Philbert Friday Roberts was born to Francine and Philbert Roberts of Urlings Village, Antigua and was the first of four (4) children. Dennis, known to us as Menace XL, is firmly rooted in his home community, Urlings. He attended the Urlings Primary school and counts…

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Renée Edwards-Ambrose

October 11, 1986

Renée Edwards-Ambrose

October 11 1986 – Renée Edwards-Ambrose’s was born to Mignonette Richards-Edwards from Liberta Village and Rupert Edwards from North Street.   Renée was destined to step outside ordinary expectations from day one.  Upon completion of her secondary education at the Antigua Girls High School, she enrolled in the Antigua State College’s…

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Sir I. V. A. Richards Fastest Test Century at the ARG

April 14, 1985

Sir I. V. A. Richards Fastest Test Century at the ARG

TODAY IN HISTORY – April 14, 1985 5,000 plus cricket fans at the Antigua Recreation Grounds (ARG) witnessed Sir Viv Richards become the first batsman to score a Test Century at a strike rate of over 150 during the 1,045 International Test Match. It was the 5th and final test…

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Jamion Knight

March 20, 1985

Jamion Knight

March 20, 1985- Jamion Knight was born to Nellie Howell and Keithroy Knight. He was raised predominantly by his mother, residing in English Harbour. Jamion recalls fond memories of his time at Cobbs Cross Primary, Antigua Grammar School (AGS) and the Antigua State College (ASC). He recalls the diverse nature…

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Peter Byers

October 20, 1984

Peter Byers

October 20th, 1984 – Peter Byers was born to Peter Byers Snr and Rosemarie Shaw of Bolans Village. He began his education at the Bolans Primary School before moving on to the St. Mary’s School of Excellence in 2000. Following this, he completed a stint for one year at the…

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Sir Vivian Richards – Highest One Day International Score

May 31, 1984

Sir Vivian Richards – Highest One Day International Score

May 31, 1984 – Sir Viv Richards scored on of the greatest one-day international (ODI) innings ever with a spellbinding 189 from 170 balls not out, to include five (5) sixes and twenty-one (21) fours, against England at Old Trafford. Noteworthy is the 86 runs from the last 58 balls of…

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Antigua and Barbuda Independence

November 1, 1981

Antigua and Barbuda Independence

November 1, 1981 – Antigua and Barbuda became an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations with Queen Elizabeth as the first head of state (constitutional monarchy) and Right Honourable Sir Vere Cornwall Bird as the first prime minister. Independence meant that affairs of the country were now the responsibility…

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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

June 18, 1981

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)

JUNE 18, 1981 The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) came into being when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty (the Treaty of Basseterre) agreeing to cooperate and promote unity and solidarity among the Members. OECS is the successor of the Leewards Islands’ political organization known as the West…

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Claudette Peters OH

August 9, 1979

Claudette Peters OH

August 9, 1979 – Claudette ‘CP’ ‘The Diva’  Peters was born in Antigua to Isaline LeBlanc (Dominica) and Veron ‘Waka’ Peters.  She spent her primary years at the Mary E Pigott School and completed her secondary education at the Ottos Comprehensive School. Claudette dipped into her love for music with…

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Karl Spencer

June 27, 1979

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…

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Renee Smith

February 7, 1978

Renee Smith

February 7, 1978 Renée Smith was born to Garfield and Delora Smith. She was raised in the Parham Community. Ms. Smith’s secondary foundation was at the Antigua Girls’ High School before attending the Caribbean Union College where she earned a BSc Behavioural Science, with a Minor in Music (emphasis on…

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State Insurance Founded

January 17, 1977

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…

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State Insurance Commenced Operations

January 17, 1977

State Insurance Commenced Operations

January 17, 1977 State Insurance Commenced Operations. First Federation Life Insurance Company Ltd (FFLIC) was a regional operation being impacted by the socialist philosophy, which was fueling regional government policy at the time. In the late 70s, in response to the dominance of foreign owned companies and the massive repatriation…

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Highest Test Match Score by Sir Vivian Richards

August 13, 1976

Highest Test Match Score by Sir Vivian Richards

August 13, 1976 – Twenty-four year old Vivian Richards made his highest test score ever. August 12 – 17, 1976 the West Indies completed their defeat of the Tony Greig  led England Cricket team, in response to his rallying cry to his team “make them grovel”.  Specifically he said  “I like to…

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Denmore Roberts

January 24, 1976

Denmore Roberts

January 24th 1976- Denmore Dwight Tony Roberts was born to Hilma Charles (Liberta) and James Roberts (All Saints). He was raised in the village of Liberta and began his education at the Liberta Primary School before moving on to the All Saints Secondary School. Upon completion of his secondary education…

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Althea Ann-Marie Williams (Singing Althea)

April 4, 1974

Althea Ann-Marie Williams (Singing Althea)

April 4, 1974 – Althea Ann-Marie Williams was born to parents, Margaret Abicombe Esdaille and Edward Williams. Originally from the village of Bolans, she later migrated to Ottos. She attended the Ottos Comprehensive School. Some pundits suggest that a passion for the creative arts is embedded in the DNA of…

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Keithly Athill Jnr.

September 2, 1973

Keithly Athill Jnr.

September 2, 1973 – Keithly Athill Jr was born to Keithly Athill Snr.(Gray’s Hill) and Helena Geraldine Shaw-Athill (Barbuda) in St. Croix, USVI. His early childhood years were spent in the Point/Villa area where he began his education at the Gefadem School in Villa. He later relocated to Gray’s Hill…

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Conrad Whyte

August 9, 1973

Conrad Whyte

August 9th, 1973 – Conrad ‘Boast’ Whyte was born to Conrad Whyte Snr (Tinning Village) and Bernadine Phillip (Cooks Hill). He began his early education at the T.O.R. Memorial School before moving on to the Antigua Grammar School (AGS) in 1985. Upon graduating from school, he attended the Antigua State…

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Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA)

July 4, 1973

Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA)

July 4th, 1973-  The Antigua Public Utilities (APUA) was officially formed when the Electricity, Water and Telephone Departments were merged under the Public Utility Act. Prior to the merger, the Electricity Department functioned on lower St. Mary’s Street while the Water Department was attached to the Public Works Department, and…

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CARICOM DAY

July 4, 1973

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…

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Lola Maxine Kirby Peterson

March 30, 1973

Lola Maxine Kirby Peterson

March 30, 1973 Lola Maxine Kirby Peterson was born to Doreen Florence Clarke Kirby of Ovals and Rupert Sylvester a.k.a. Bobby Kirby of Cedar Grove Village. Her formative years were spent in Ovals. She attended the then privately owned Grays Elementary Primary School and the Princess Margaret Secondary School. Her…

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JOANNE C. HILLHOUSE

January 5, 1973

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…

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Alincia Williams-Grant

September 2, 1972

Alincia Williams-Grant

September 2, 1972 – Alincia Toshiba Harriet Williams-Grant was born to Charlesworth Rolston ‘Cocksie’ Williams and Janet Williams nee Joseph, both of New Winthorpes-Blizzard. Alincia has spent most of her life in the New Winthorpes-Blizzard community where she still resides today. She resided Pigotts Village for an interlude during her…

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Mickel Brann-Challenger

July 15, 1971

Mickel Brann-Challenger

July 15, 1971 – Mickel Shari Mozoto Brann-Challenger was born to Fitzroy Brann of Freetown and Ineta Brann nee Barnes of English Harbour. Her formative years were spent at De Souza Road and Blackout in Antigua and East Bronx, New York in the US. She recalls fondly her first teacher Wattey,…

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Halcyon Steel Orchestra Founded

May 5, 1971

Halcyon Steel Orchestra Founded

May 5, 1971 Halcyon Steel Orchestra’s official establishment date. Penrod Kirby one of the founding fathers and first captain of the band indicated that the original vision of the Steelband was espoused by PLM political candidate Selwyn Walter as one of his campaign promises to the constituency in 1970. Among…

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Senator the Honourable Shawn Nicholas

September 22, 1970

Senator the Honourable Shawn Nicholas

September 22, 1970 –  Senator the Honourable Shawn Marissa Nicholas was born to Gerald Nicholas and Eileen Richardson from Newfield and Wilikies respectively. Shawn was raised on the Mayers Estate, Wilikies where she resided until adulthood. The original Estate House was her primary residence until Hurricane Hugo (September 1989). She…

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Sylvester ‘Socket’ Henry

May 26, 1970

Sylvester ‘Socket’ Henry

May 26, 1970 – Sylvester Henry, better known as “Socket”, was born on 26th May 1970 to Annella and Arthur Henry of the Point, the last of his parents’ nine children. Socket was considered to be the “baby” of the family and as such was very close to his parents….

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Barbara Andrea Arrindell

March 17, 1970

Barbara Andrea Arrindell

March 17, 1970- Barbara Andrea Arrindell was born to Margaret ‘Peggy’ Arrindell in Old Runaway, in her grandparents’ bedroom. Yes, she still resides where ‘she navel string bury’. Barbara Arrindell is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and holds an MBA (Human Resource Management) and an Executive…

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Gwendolyn “Gwen” Salmon

April 8, 1969

Gwendolyn “Gwen” Salmon

TODAY IN HISTORY – April 8, 1969, Gwendolyn “Gwen” Salmon was born to Hurbert Salmon of Green Bay, Antigua & Barbuda and Catherine Destouche (Dominican). She attended the Ottos Comprehensive School.Gwen, as she is affectionately known by many with whom she interacts on a professional and social levels, has extensive…

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Vince ‘Kazi’ McCoy

October 5, 1968

Vince ‘Kazi’ McCoy

October 5, 1968 – Vince “Kazi” McCoy was born to Royston and Florentine McCoy of Point and Freetown respectively.  Vince spent his early years on Bennett Street in Villa before his family relocated to Belle Vue Heights in 1974. Vince is a product of Villa Primary, Freetown Primary, Gefadem School,…

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Antigua Workers Union (AWU)

June 1, 1967

Antigua Workers Union (AWU)

JUNE 1, 1967 The Antigua Workers Union (AWU) opened their first Office on Tanner Street. The first union officers (industrial relations officers) were Donald Halstead, Keithlyn Smith and Fitzroy Brann. The Union, now known as the The Antigua & Barbuda Workers Union (ABWU),was formed in response to concerns about the…

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Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin

April 8, 1967

Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin

April 8, 1967 – Kenneth Charlie Griffith ‘Kenny’ ‘Flipper’ Benjamin was born to Cyril Benjamin (English Harbour) and Vencilla Simon (Liberta). Save for his overseas stints for playing and/or cricket, Kenny has resided in Liberta. Mr. Benjamin’s school life began at the Liberta Primary School before transfer to All Saints…

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Richard Lewis

January 2, 1967

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…

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Eugene ‘Kaseba’ Silcott

October 13, 1966

Eugene ‘Kaseba’ Silcott

October 13, 1966 –  Eugene ‘Kaseba’ Silcott was born to Ada Farrell  and George ‘Capsize’ Silcott in Montserrat. He spent much of his early years into teenager between Montserrat and Antigua. His foundation years were spent between the St John’s All Age now known as the T.N. Kirnon School in…

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Colin James

September 19, 1966

Colin James

September 19th, 1966 – Colin Lesley Anderson ‘Tin tin’ James was born to Alfred and Tessie James (both from All Saints). Colin’s ‘navel string’ is buried in the Osborne, All Saints as his mother gave birth to him at home. He began his early childhood education at Teacher Baby’s School…

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Anthony ‘Angeline’ H Camacho

April 29, 1966

Anthony ‘Angeline’ H Camacho

April 29 1966 –  Anthony ‘Angeline’ H. Camacho was born to Jean Webson (born in Seatons, raised in Green Bay) and Ernest Camacho (from Church Street, relocated to Point). Angeline, as he is commonly known, was raised in the Booby Alley, Point.  His earliest schooling was at the Teacher Jocelyn…

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Foster Roberts

February 21, 1966

Foster Roberts

February 21st, 1966 – Foster Roberts was born to Raphel Roberts (deceased) and Hyacinth Christopher-Archibald in the village of Bethesda where he was also raised. He was mostly raised by his grandmother, Eva Francis, as his mother was a live-in worker at the Mill Reef Club. He recalls the era…

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Dr. Jacqui Quin

November 20, 1965

Dr. Jacqui Quin

November 20, 1965 – Jacqui Clarissa Quinn was born at home in New Winthorpes to Joseph Quinn and Mary Geo Quinn nee Hampson. Jacqui’s early years were spent between Barbuda and Antigua, thus her primary schooling included the Holy Trinity School, Golden Grove Primary and Five Islands Primary School.  Her…

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Sowerby “S” Gomes

June 9, 1965

Sowerby “S” Gomes

June 9, 1965 – Sowerby “S” Gomes was born on Dickenson Bay Street (Back Street), St. John’s Antigua, to Raymond Gomes of Dickenson Bay Street now deceased and Marie Uvella Gomes, a native of Dominica. His early education foundations were the Holy Family Primary School (Roman School) and the T…

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Carl ‘Bowlie’ Knight

August 5, 1964

Carl ‘Bowlie’ Knight

August 5th, 1964 – Carl  Lyndon ‘Bowlie’ Knight was born to KC Joe Knight (Villa) and Eulalie Shephard-Knight (Green Bay). He was raised between the Green Bay and Villa communities and attended the Villa Primary School. It was customary to see residents of Point and Villa on the Villa Primary…

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Calvin Southwell

November 30, 1963

Calvin Southwell

NOVEMBER 30, 1963 – Calvin Garfield Southwell was born to Wilma Ambrose and Clarence Southwell in the Green Bay Community, St. John’s Antigua and Barbuda. He attended the Green Bay Primary School and the Ottos Comprehensive school. Post his secondary education Calvin found employment as a teacher, in banking and…

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Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose

September 21, 1963

Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose

September 21 1963 – Sir Curtly Elconn Lynwall Ambrose “Ambi” was born in Swetes Village, St. Mary’s Antigua and Barbuda to Jasper Ambrose from Barnes Hill/ Cedar Grove and Hilarine ‘Hillie’ Ambrose from Swetes.

A graduate of the All Saints Secondary School, basketball and football were his preferred sports in which he participated in the community.  He dabbled with success in softball cricket and had a brief stint as an umpire.

Many dub Ambrose as ‘the reluctant cricketer’. He came to the game of cricket relatively late but quickly made a lasting impression as a right-handed fast bowler. His initial foray into cricket was encouraged by his mother Hilarine ‘Hillie’ Ambrose, who urged him to take cricket more seriously.

Encouraged by many in his village, to include Enoch Lewis and Malvern Spencer, with familial motivation from his brother Danny Ambrose (classy wicket keeper and batsman), Curtly soon became a fixture in the Swetes Cricket team which competed in the ACA 2-day league.

Unfortunate circumstances resulted in the suspension of the Swetes cricket team from the competition. With encouragement, Ambrose moved on to the Combined Parish League team under the guidance of Taddy Arrindell.

The community’s faith in Ambi’s talent overpowered any lingering resistance on his part.  Maurice Francis, owner of Midway Service Station provided the vehicle and driver, Keith ‘Ballu’ Robinson to ensure his passage to and from practice at the Factory Grounds.

In short order Ambi impressed Taddy who invited Sir Viv to watch Curtly in action.  This scouting opportunity resulted in Ambi’s selection to the National Cricket team and onward to Leewards.  Sir Viv was also instrumental in opening up opportunities for Ambrose to hone his craft as a bowler in England.

He first played for the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket team at the age of 20. Ambi played for the Leeward Island cricket team and took four (4) wickets in his debut game.  He played with the Leewards until 2000.

He earned his West Indies Cricket One Day International debut on March 11, 1988 – West Indies vs Pakistan at Kingston, and his Test cap April 01 – 05, 1988 – West Indies vs Pakistan at Georgetown.

Among Ambrose’s 405 Test wickets at 20.99, two spells stand out: 1993-94 vs England in Trinidad, 6 for 24 England out for 46, and his series-clinching burst of 7 for 1 against Australia. Curtly played with the West Indies team until his retirement in 2000.  His last International Test match was on August 31st, 2000 vs England and his last One Day International was on April 23rd, 2000 vs Pakistan.

In 2011 Curtly Ambrose was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. He was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the Nation (KCN) by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda on February 28th, 2014.  Ambrose is considered the most lethal fast bowler of his generation.

Following his retirement, Ambrose has pursued a career in music as the bass guitarist with reggae band “Spirited Band”.  He also ventured into the dancing field when he was a contestant on the popular television show “Dancing With The Stars” held in Australia in  2019.  He remains engaged in cricket as a coach and commentator.

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Sandra Scotland-Williams

July 15, 1963

Sandra Scotland-Williams

July 15th, 1963 – Sandra Scotland-Williams was born to Jasper Alexander ‘Bobby’ Scotland of Ottos and Mary Helena Augusta Royer Dublin of Swetes Village. She began her early education in Antigua at Teacher Violet’s School before migrating at the age of 3, to Ottawa, Canada and then to Toronto with her family. She returned to Antigua for two years before moving to North Wales, United Kingdom and Guyana where she completed her secondary education. During her brief time in Antigua, Her Excellency also attended the Christ the King High School and the Antigua Girls’ High School.

In 1991, Lady Williams completed a BA in Modern Languages and Classics from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Later on, she received a Commonwealth scholarship to complete an M.Sc. in Tourism Management with the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom (UK). She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered institute of Marketing in the UK and is a full time member of the Institute.

In her professional life, Lady Williams has held several senior positions. These include serving as Marketing Director of the former Caribbean Star/ Caribbean Sun Airlines, Tourism Marketing Executive for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) based in Frankfurt, Germany and Director of Tourism for Antigua and Barbuda based in London, UK.

In December 2014, Lady Williams achieved a milestone through the founding of the Halo Foundation. According to the Foundation’s website, the foundation’s main purpose is ‘’to assist the underprivileged and vulnerable in Antigua and Barbuda;. Through the Halo Foundation, Lady Williams actively contributes to national development and empowerment.  The Foundation supports the fundraising and advocacy efforts of the 32 charities of which she is a patron along with her husband, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda. Listed among very noteworthy causes is ‘Team Antigua Island Girls’ in their quest as the first female Antigua and Barbuda  team and the first, all black female team to row across the Atlantic Ocean.  Halo Foundation also grants  scholarships and awards to deserving individuals in the local community and supports The Arts.

Her Excellency handing over donation to Team Antigua Island Girls (August 2018)

On May 17th, 2019, Her Excellency was recognized by her alma mater, St. Mary’s University through the bestowment of an Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law for her philanthropic efforts over the years. Prior to that, in 2018, she received the Faithful and Meritorious Cross for outstanding voluntary service to the nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

Lady Williams is currently the Governor General’s Goodwill Ambassador and President of the Antigua and  Barbuda China Friendship Association.

Lady Williams credits her chosen path in life to her parents who have both set spiritual and moral examples and offered the guidance and education needed by her four siblings and herself. Her Excellency counts her greatest achievement as ‘waking up each day to face challenges and opportunities.’ She points out, ‘Without God, our eyes would never open to witness the dawn of a new beginning every 24 hours. For me, this is a huge blessing.’ 

For young persons reaching towards their goals, she advises, ‘Persevere. Persevere. Persevere. Never give up because your success is just behind the ridge of the horizon.’

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Everton Fitzgerald “Batow” Gonsalves

May 14, 1962

Everton Fitzgerald “Batow” Gonsalves

May 14th1962 Everton Fitzgerald “Batow” Gonsalves was born to Eroy of Athill Street Villa and Melvina Gonsalves of Body Ponds St. Mary’s Antigua and Barbuda. He was educated at the Antigua Pilgrim High School, Bartlesville Wesleyan College (now the Oklahoma Wesleyan University), The University of the West Indies Cave Hill…

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Glenmore ‘King Progress’ Sheppard

March 13, 1962

Glenmore ‘King Progress’ Sheppard

March 13, 1962 Glenmore ‘King Progress’ Sheppard was born to Mrs Doreen ‘Nenen’ Sheppard (All Saints Village) and Mr Cyril Sheppard (Christian Hill). His upbringing took place in the village of All Saints. Sheppard attended the All Saints Primary and Secondary Schools and the Antigua Grammar School and was an…

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Lennox O’Reilly Weston

November 17, 1960

Lennox O’Reilly Weston

November 17, 1960 – Lennox O’Reilly Weston was born to Edmund Weston of Potters and Estella Weston (nee Benjamin) of Parham. Lennox Weston was raised, and has lived in Parham all his life u today, save for his periods of study and work overseas. Weston completed his secondary education at…

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Elvis Weaver

March 23, 1960

Elvis Weaver

March 23rd, 1960- Elvis Weaver Esquire, Assistant Commissioner of Police, was born to Ferdi and Christelyn Weaver in the village of Liberta where he was also raised. He attended the Liberta Primary and All Saints Secondary Schools. During his time at these institutions, Weaver would demonstrate the positive values, such…

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Evans Jones

November 26, 1959

Evans Jones

November 26, 1959 – Evans Jones aka Jawakie was born to Morris ‘Dapa’ Jones (Point) and Ann Prevost (Dominica).  His early years were spent in San Juan Alley, Point before his family moved to Tindale Road when he was eleven (11) years old.  He later moved to Station Street, Grays…

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Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Croft

June 30, 1959

Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Croft

June 30th, 1959- Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Croft was born to parents Ruth Henry (Cedar Grove) and Erold Croft (St. Kitts) and raised in the Point community. He began his early education at the Mission School (currently Wesleyan Junior Academy), however, after some time, he transferred to the Convent School…

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Dalma ‘Boogie’ George

April 10, 1959

Dalma ‘Boogie’ George

April 10, 1959 – Dalma ‘Boogie’ George was born to Theodore George of Rodney Street and Edris George of Grays Farm. He proudly declares that his ‘navel string’ is buried in the yard of his parents home in Martin’s Village, where they continue to reside. Dalma’s musical journey began with…

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LIAT

October 20, 1956

LIAT

20th October 1956 – Leeward Island Air Transport Services ‘LIAT’ was founded in Montserrat by Kittitian Sir Frank Delisle. With only a single six-seater twin engine plane, operations began with flights between Antigua and Montserrat.  With the acquisition of 75% by British West Indies Airlines (BWIA) in 1957, LIAT was…

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ACB Caribbean

October 20, 1955

ACB Caribbean

October 20, 1955 – ACB CARIBBEAN, formerly known as the Antigua Commercial Bank was incorporated as The Antigua Co-operative Bank Limited. It registered a share capital of EC$100,000 and became the country’s first indigenous bank and public company. The Bank’s operations started on January 3, 1956, at the former Chelsea…

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Princess Margaret School

April 25, 1955

Princess Margaret School

April 25, 1955- PRINCESS MARGARET SCHOOL was established as the first government secondary school in Antigua and Barbuda. It was the first secondary school of its kind, catering to a wider cross section of the population. In sharing his reflections Peter Gordon indicated that his father Percy Gordon was among…

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Samuel ‘Moqush’ Hill

December 29, 1954

Samuel ‘Moqush’ Hill

DECEMBER 29, 1954 Samuel ‘Moqush’ Hill was born to Elenora ‘Neckle’ Phillip-Charles (of Point) and ‘Man’ Hill (of Cassie Parsa eventually Villa).Samuel attended Point School and, from a tender age, he became addicted to music and The Arts. In fact, the story is told that his mom, a founding member…

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Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards

March 7, 1952

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards

March 7, 1952- Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards KCN, OBE. KNH was born to parents Malcolm & Grathel Richards in Ovals, Antigua and Barbuda. ‘Vivi’ as he is known across his homeland Antigua was educated at the St. John’s Boys School and the Antigua Grammar School (AGS). The AGS is…

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Beverly Airall

June 7, 1951

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…

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Laurine Byam

December 19, 1950

Laurine Byam

December 19, 1950 – Laurine Marie Byam nee Austrie was born to Josephine Alexander and Denis Austrie, in the village of Mahaut, St. Paul’s Parish Dominica. She initially visited Antigua in 1969, worked for a short time at Papa Doc Bar on Union Rd, returned to Dominica for a brief…

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Winston ‘Winnie’ ‘Vin’ Phillip

August 24, 1950

Winston ‘Winnie’ ‘Vin’ Phillip

August 24, 1950 – Winston Phillip was born to Hezekiah Dennis Phillip of Point and Jean Hughes of Kentish Village.  His mom Jean died in 1951 thus Winston, who was known through is childhood as Vinama or Vin, was raised by his dad ‘Den Den’ and the extended family circle….

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Peter Gordon

April 8, 1949

Peter Gordon

April 8th, 1949- Peter Gordon was born to parents Percy Gordon (Greenhill, Liberta) and Avril Scholar Gordon (Church Street, St. John’s). He was raised at Fort Road and was the seventh of nine children. Gordon was not short of good role models in his household, with his parents being active…

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Winston Baldwin Spencer

October 8, 1948

Winston Baldwin Spencer

October 8, 1948 – Winston Baldwin Spencer was born to Alexandrina Alberta Martin of Bendal’s Village and Frederick Richard Spencer of Johnson’s Village. Former Prime Minister Spencer went to the Green Bay Primary School and attained secondary education at the Princess Margaret Secondary School.  He later studied Social Leadership and…

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Rolston L. Barthley

October 22, 1942

Rolston L. Barthley

October 22, 1942 – Rolston Lushington Barthley was born to Mr. Alpheus Barthley of Newfield and Ms. Alexandrina Greene of Christian Hill. Rolston’s formative years were spent in Newfield Village followed by the Willis Freeman (popularly known as Ras Feeeman) Estate; his adulting years on Matthews Road, All Saints with…

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Sir Leroy McLean Emmanuel

February 28, 1942

Sir Leroy McLean Emmanuel

February 28th, 1942- Leroy McLean Emmanuel (Short Shirt) was born to William Emmanuel Martin and Louise Abedean and raised at Lower St. Georges Street in the Point Area. As a young boy, he attended the Moravian School and Point Government School. After completing his schooling, Sir Maclean began going fishing…

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Sir John E. St. Luce

July 13, 1940

Sir John E. St. Luce

July 13, 1940, Sir John E. St. Luce was born to Cecil St. Luce and Josephine Winter St. Luce on Nevis Street, St. John’s Antigua. He attended the Foundation Mixed School and then went on to the Antigua Grammar School. Upon graduating from the Antigua Grammar School at the age…

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Claudette Yvette Monica Nicholas Isaacs

March 9, 1940

Claudette Yvette Monica Nicholas Isaacs

March 9th 1940 – Claudette Yvette Monica Nicholas Isaacs was born in the village of Old Road, St. Mary’s, Antigua. She was the 2nd daughter and fourth child of her parents the late William and Mary Nicholas. Her early education began at the Old Road Primary School and then the…

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Antigua Trades and Labour Union Founded

January 16, 1939

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…

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Sir Adolphus Eleazer Freeland

September 12, 1934

Sir Adolphus Eleazer Freeland

September 12, 1934 – Adolphus Eleazer Freeland was born to William and Keturah Freeland.  He hails from Potters Village. Adolphus Eleazer Freeland began his Education at the St. Mark’s Primary School then attended the Potters Primary School shortly after it opened in 1947.  He won a Scholarship to the Faith…

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Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers

September 1, 1926

Antigua and Barbuda Union of Teachers

The organisation officially got its start in 1926 under the name ‘Antigua Union of Teachers’ with the involvement of two notable names in education; Thomas Noel Kirnon (Principal, St. John’s Boys School) and Mary Elizabeth Pigott (Principal, St John’s Girls’ School). Initially, the organisation functioned as an ordinary interest group…

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E Ann Henry

March 30, 1900

E Ann Henry

March 30 19__ E Ann Henry QC, Commissioner RJLSC, was born to Rev D. Henry and Valerie Henry nee Walwyn in Tortola, British West Indies (BVI). She attended the Antigua Girls High School (Antigua), then the Barbados Community College. The foundation for Ms. Henry’s career was laid with her attainment…

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Grammar School

March 25, 1884

Grammar School

March 25 1884- Though officially chartered on April 16th 1884, the Antigua Grammar School observes March 25 in recognition of its founder, Archbishop Samuel Edward Branch’s birthday. To mark this momentous occasion, there is an annual Founder’s Day service along with other activities. There also exists, however, empirical evidence that…

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Dame Georgianna Ellen (Nellie) Robinson

December 8, 1880

Dame Georgianna Ellen (Nellie) Robinson

December 8th, 1880 – Dame Georgianna Ellen (Nellie) Robinson DNH, was born to George and Margaret Robinson in St. John’s. Her early childhood years were spent on Newgate Street before being sent off to the United States of America (USA) where she enrolled in school. While in the US, Robinson…

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Vigo Blake Day

May 29, 1813

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…

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First Formal School Room To Teach Enslaved People In The Brtish West Indies

May 29, 1813

First Formal School Room To Teach Enslaved People In The Brtish West Indies

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 who was enslaved on the…

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King Court/King Tackey

October 20, 1736

King Court/King Tackey

October 20, 1736 – Prince Klaas/King Court/King Tackey’s body was broken on the wheel after public acknowledgement of all the allegations against him.  He was tied spread eagle onto a round wheel and left outside to die a slow and agonizing death that would deter others. His body was burnt…

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