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Famous people from Antigua and Barbuda

Here is a list of famous people from Antigua and Barbuda. Curious if anybody from Antigua and Barbuda made it our most famous people in the world list? Read the aformentioned article in order to find out.

Viv Richards

Cricket Bowler

Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, KNH, OBE, is a former West Indian cricketer. Popularly known as Viv. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time, especially in the ODI format of the game. Richards was voted one of the five Cricketers of the Century in 2000, by a 100-member panel of experts, along with Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Jack Hobbs and Shane Warne. In February 2002, Richards was judged by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack to have played the best ODI innings of all time. In December 2002, he was chosen by Wisden as the greatest ODI batsman of all time, as well as the third greatest Test batsman of all time, after Sir Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar.

Jamaica Kincaid


Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer. She was born in St. John's, Antigua, which is part of the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. She lives in North Bennington, Vermont, during the summers and teaches at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, during the academic year. Kincaid is an award-winning writer whose work has been both commended and criticized for its subject matter and tone because her writing draws upon her life and is perceived as angry. In response, Kincaid counters that writers draw upon their lives all the time and that to describe her writing as autobiographical and angry are not valid criticisms.

Daniel Bailey

Track and field athlete

Daniel Everton Bailey is a male sprinter from Antigua and Barbuda who specialises in the 100 metres. He carried the flag for his native country at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics and was a 100 m semi-finalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He came to prominence in 2009 with a 100 m win on the IAAF Golden League and a fourth place finish at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. He was the bronze medallist over 60 metres at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and has also won sprint medals at Caribbean regional level. His personal best of 9.91 seconds is the Antiguan national record over 100 m.

Richie Richardson

Cricket Bowler

Richard Benjamin Richardson is a retired West Indies cricketer and a former captain of the West Indian cricket team. He was a flamboyant batsman and superb player of fast bowling. He was famous for his wide-brimmed maroon hat which he wore in preference to a helmet against even the fastest bowlers. Richardson captained the West Indies in 24 Tests between 1991 when he took over from Viv Richards and 1995, winning 11, losing 6, and the rest ending in draws.

Baldwin Spencer


Winston Baldwin Spencer is the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. He has been Prime Minister since March 24, 2004, when his party, the United Progressive Party, which he had led as the opposition party for several years, won a parliamentary election. He has also been Minister of Foreign Affairs since January 6, 2005.

Winston Benjamin

Cricket Bowler

Winston Keithroy Matthew Benjamin is an Antiguan cricketer who played 21 Tests and 85 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. He made his Test debut against India at Delhi on the 1987–88 tour. After eight Tests he was left out of the team until 1993, when he played consistently for two years, but he was dropped again after Australia's 1994–95 tour and never returned to the side. He played more regularly in the shorter format of the game, and was a fixture in the side from his debut against Pakistan at Peshawar in 1986–87 until West Indies` 1995 tour of England. He also played for Hampshire in the County Championship. After his playing career at the highest level was over, he acted as coach for the Leeward Islands, but was sacked in June 2005. Now he is a coach for a leeward island at the Clare Hall Secondary School.

S.D. Jones


Conrad Efraim was a professional wrestler best known by his ring name, Special Delivery Jones or S.D. Jones from his time in the World Wrestling Federation. He also wrestled in Jim Crockett Promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance, and he won the NWA Americas Tag Team Championship three times.

Peter Byers


Peter Byers is an Antiguan international footballer who plays professionally for the Central FC in the TT Pro League as a striker.

Eliza Lucas

Deceased Person

Eliza Lucas Pinckney changed agriculture in colonial South Carolina, where she developed indigo as one of its most important cash crops. Its cultivation and processing as dye produced one-third the total value of the colony's exports before the Revolutionary War. Manager of three plantations at age 16, Pinckney had a major impact on the economy. She was the first woman to be inducted into South Carolina's Business Hall of Fame.

Anthony Martin

Cricket Bowler

Anthony Martin is a West Indian cricketer. He has been an impressive first-class cricketer, and has represented the West Indies national cricket team in One Day International matches. He had been a fast bowler in his Under-15 days, but he injured his back in an accident and he could not bowl fast any more. He reverted to offspin but his Under-19 coach said he had to change his style due to their already having two established offspinners. He therefore changed to legspin.

Anthony Musgrave

Chivalric Order Member

Sir Anthony Musgrave KCMG was a colonial administrator and governor. He died in office as Governor of Queensland in 1888.

Ridley Jacobs

Cricket Bowler

Ridley Detamore Jacobs, is a left-handed batsman who was a regular fixture in the West Indian cricket team in the 1990s and 2000s. He made his Test match debut on his 31st birthday, playing in 65 Tests in six years. In this time he took over 200 catches behind the stumps, making him only the second West Indies keeper to achieve the feat. This is the 9th highest number of Test dismissals by a wicket keeper. He also played 147 ODIs. However, he was gradually pushed out of the team during 2004 and 2005, with Courtney Browne and Carlton Baugh, Jr. challenging for his position. Jacobs jointly holds the world record for taking seven catches in a test innings, which he achieved against Australia in Melbourne in 2000. He also featured in an outstanding partnership in the record breaking innings of Brian Lara against England in which Jacobs made a hundred and Lara made 400 not out.

Vere Bird


Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Sr. was the first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. His son, Lester Bryant Bird, succeeded him as Prime Minister. In 1994 he was declared a national hero. Bird was unique from other West Indian politicians, lacking in any formal education except primary schooling. He attended the St. John's Boys School, now known as The T.N. Kirnon Primary School. He was an officer in the Salvation Army for two years interspersing his interests in trade unionism and politics. He gave up the Salvation Army because he saw the way the land owners were treating the local black Antiguans and Barbudans; And decided to leave his post to fight for the freedom of his people, which he succeeded in doing. In 1943, he became the president of the Antigua Trades and Labour Union. He achieved national acclaim politically for the first time when he was elected to the colonial legislature in 1945. He formed the Antigua Labour Party and became the first and only chief minister, first and last premier, and first prime minister from 1981 to 1994. His resignation was due to failing health and internal issues within the government. In 1985 Antigua's international airport, which was first named Coolidge, was renamed V.C. Bird International Airport in his honour.

JB Gill

Pop Artist

JB Gill is a British singer with boy band JLS who were the runner ups to Alexandra Burke on the fifth series of The X Factor in the United Kingdom in 2008.

George Ferris

Cricket Player

George John Fitzgerald Ferris is a former first class cricketer who played for the Leeward Islands and Leicestershire. A right arm fast bowler, Ferris took 286 wickets at 25.71 in his career from 1982/83 until 1990. His cousin Hamish Anthony played ODI cricket for the West Indies. He became a regular in the Leicestershire side in the late 1980s when the other overseas Leicestershire player and fellow West Indian Winston Benjamin was on duty playing for the West Indies Cricket Team. Although Ferris played cricket for the leeward Islands he was never selected by the West Indies due to the strength of the bowling attack the team had.

Maurice Hope

Professional Boxer

Maurice Hope is a former boxer from England, who was world Jr. Middleweight champion. Hope lived in Hackney most of his life, but now lives in his place of birth, Antigua. He represented Great Britain at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.

John William Ashe


Dr. John William Ashe is the President of the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th session. He was also the ambassador to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda. His position was last confirmed on 3 May 2004. He is also his country’s Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and has ministerial responsibility for WTO and sustainable development matters.

Devon Thomas

Cricket Bowler

Devon Cuthbert Thomas is a West Indian cricketer from Antigua. A right-hand batsman and wicket keeper, he played only one season for Leeward Islands before being given his One Day International debut on 28 July 2009 against Bangladesh while the first team were involved in a pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board. He batted in only one innings, scoring 29* from 32 balls, and took two wickets with his right-arm medium pace bowling.

Eldine Baptiste

Cricket Bowler

Eldine Ashworth Elderfield Baptiste appeared in 10 Tests and 43 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. Since he finished playing, Baptiste has held a number of Head Coaches positions including Kwazulu Natal, Antigua Pro Team and Stanford Superstars. In 2009 he was appointed Head Coach of Kenya. In 2013 he was appointed the coach of the Leeward Islands cricket team.

James Carlisle


Sir James Beethoven Carlisle, GCMG is a dentist and the former Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda. Selected by Vere Cornwall Bird as the country's first indigenous prime minister, his term ended in June 2007, after 14 years in office.

Brendan Christian

Track and field athlete

Brendan Kyle Akeem Christian is a sprinter from Antigua and Barbuda who specializes in the 200 metres. Born in Antigua, he is the son of Donald Christian who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal as a cyclist. His personal best 100 metres time is 10.11 seconds, achieved in May 2004 in College Station. At the time he achieved this mark, it was a national record. He is also a holder of the Antiguan and Barbudan record in 4 x 100 metres relay with 39.90 seconds. As a junior he won the silver medal in this event at the 2002 World Junior Championships, where he also finished sixth in the 100 metres race. He then competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, reaching the quarter-final, and the 2006 Commonwealth Games where he reached the semi-final. In 2007 he won the 100 metres bronze medal and the 200 metres gold medal at the Pan American Games. Shortly after, at the 2007 World Championships, he reached the semi-finals in both events. There, he set a national record in the 200 metres of 20.23 seconds. Christian represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 200 metres and placed second in his first round heat after Aaron Armstrong in a time of 20.58 seconds. He improved his time in the second round to 20.26 seconds and won his race in front of Churandy Martina and Kristof Beyens. He ran his semi final race in 20.29 seconds and placed fifth, failing to achieve a spot in the Olympic final.

James Grayman

Olympic athlete

James Theophilus Grayman is a male high jumper from Antigua and Barbuda. He was born and raised in Parham Town by his mother Evelyn Sheppard. He is the cousin of St. Peter's Youth Branch Chairperson Chaneil Jackson. His personal best jump is 2.27 metres, achieved in July 2007 in Pergine Valsugana. This is the current Antiguan and Barbudan record.

George Dublin


George Dublin is an Antiguan footballer, currently playing for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Kenny Benjamin

Cricket Bowler

Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin in St John's, Antigua, played 26 Tests and 26 One Day Internationals for the West Indies. A right arm fast bowler, Benjamin spent much of his international career bowling alongside Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose. He made his Test debut in their sides first ever Test against South Africa, in 1991–92. He never really made a name for himself until a spell of 6–66 against England in 1993–94 which he followed up with seven wickets in his next Test, finishing the series with 22 wickets. After a playing career that included spells in English and South African domestic cricket, Benjamin coached the United States cricket team. While playing for Kendal in England's Lancashire League system, Benjamin was also contracted to coach schoolchildren, one of whom, Will Greenwood, went on to play international rugby for England. Greenwood remembers Benjamin's unique approach to keeping his young pupils attentive: "If you were foolish enough to horse about, he'd bowl at you, coming in off just one yard and fire down the fastest ball you ever faced. He would then walk down the wicket, and, in a lazy West Indian drawl, say, "Don't mess about in my net sessions"."

Stephan Smith


Stefan Smith is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Charlotte Eagles in the USL Professional Division.

William Harper

US Congressperson

William Joseph Harper was a jurist, politician, and social and political theorist from South Carolina.

Mark Moody-Stuart


Sir Mark Moody-Stuart was appointed non-executive chairman of Anglo American PLC in 2001, serving until 2009. He has been Chairman of Hermes Equity Ownership Services, since 2009. He is an ex-chairman of Royal Dutch Shell and a director of HSBC Holdings and of Accenture. He is a Chairman, Foundation for the Global Compact and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Reporting Initiative until December 2007. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Saudi Aramco. He was knighted in 2000. Moody-Stuart became a Managing Director of The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. in 1991 and was Chairman of Royal Dutch/Shell from 1998-2001. He was succeeded by Sir Philip Watts. In February 2008, he hit the headlines with a call for a ban on "gas-guzzlers".

Kurt Looby

Basketball Center

Kurt Looby is an Antiguan professional basketball player. He played collegiately in the United States with the Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team and professionally in the NBA Development League as well as the Baloncesto Superior Nacional in Puerto Rico.

Johnny Edgecombe


John Arthur Alexander "Johnny" Edgecombe was a British jazz promoter and criminal, whose involvement with Christine Keeler inadvertently alerted authorities to the Profumo Affair.

Louise Lake-Tack


Dame Louise Agnetha Lake-Tack, GCMG DStJ is the current and 3rd Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda.

Quinton Griffith


Quinton Travis Peterson Griffith is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Charleston Battery in the USL Professional Division and the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Robert Coates


Robert Coates, often called Romeo Coates, was a West Indian-born heir to significantly profitable, sugar-growing slave plantations. As a young adult, he emigrated to England where, though only an amateur, he became notorious for his fondness for appearing on stage in leading roles. Coates is numbered among the ranks of famous British eccentrics because of his unusual career as an amateur actor. His self-image included a highly mistaken belief in his own thespian prowess. After professional theatrical producers failed to cast Coates in significant roles, he used his family fortune to subsidize his own productions in which he was both the producer and the lead actor. His favourite part was Shakespeare's Romeo, hence his widely used nickname.

Robbie Joseph

Cricket Player

Robert Hartman Joseph is a West Indian-born English cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler. He was educated at Sutton Valence School. Robbie boarded at Westminster House. He made his debut for Kent at the end of the 2005 season, having been cleared to play for them in April 2004. He left Kent following the 2011 season and subsequently joined Leicestershire on a short-term deal. He is the cousin of West Indian Test cricketer Sylvester Joseph.

Lawson Robinson

Soccer Midfielder

Lawson Robinson is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division and the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Romeo Challenger


Romeo Challenger is a Caribbean-born, British-based musician. Challenger was born in St. John's, Antigua, West Indies. Since 1973, he has been the drummer in the rock and roll band, Showaddywaddy. He had previously played in several groups, including progressive rock/hard rock band, Black Widow in the early 1970s. Challenger also played in the Leicester Boys' football team with Peter Shilton and Jeff Blockley, who both went on to enjoy professional careers. He is also the Showaddywaddy bandmate of Trevor Oakes - father of professional footballers Scott and Stefan Oakes. Contrary to popular belief, Challenger is not the father of footballer, Dion Dublin, although he is close friends with Dion's father, Eddie, who is also a professional drummer. Romeo Challenger is the father of high jumper, Ben Challenger, who won a silver medal in the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and a bronze medal four years later; and Tamzin Challenger, an upcoming musical artist, to-date best-known for her material with bassline producer, T2.

Derrick Edwards


Derrick Edwards is an Antiguan and Barbudan former footballer and manager of the Antigua and Barbuda national team. He is currently the Head Coach of the Lime Old Road Football Club, the 2011-2012 champions of the Premier Division in Antigua.

Z. Alexander Looby


Zephaniah Alexander Looby was a lawyer active in the American Civil Rights Movement.

Dave Carr

Soccer Defender

Dave Carr is an Antiguan footballer who is currently without a club and plays internationally for the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Thomas Oliver

Deceased Person

Thomas Oliver was the last Royal Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.

Roy Gregory


Roy Gregory is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division and the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Damien Farrell

Soccer Defender

Damien Farrell is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer who plays for All Saints United as a defender.

Andrew Keoghan

Cricket Player

Andrew Keoghan is a New Zealand musician and songwriter.

Gavin Tonge

Cricket Player

Gavin Courtney Tonge is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and has represented West Indies in One Day International and Test cricket, as well as playing first class cricket for Antigua and Leeward Islands.

Margo Kitsy Brodie


Margo Kitsy Brodie is a United States District Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Samuel Martin

Deceased Person

Samuel Martin was a British politician and administrator.

Afia Charles

Track and field athlete

Afia Charles is a sprinter from Antigua and Barbuda who specializes in the 400 metres.

Janiel Simon

Soccer Goalkeeper

Janiel Simon plays for both Empire F.C. and Antigua and Barbuda national football team as a goalkeeper. Janiel works for the Environmental division of the Antigua and Barbuda Government. He also was instrumental in organising a friendly match between a SAP F.C. side and a touring team of Explorer Scouts from the UK. The final score was: SAP F.C. 7- 5 Gladiator ESU football team. Janiel played most of the match, despite an eye injury, in defence rather than in goal. He played 15 games for the Spartans in 2003 and 14 games for the Lakers in 2007.

Henry Edward Jerome

Military Person

Major General Henry Edward Jerome was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Tyio Simon

Soccer Midfielder

Tyio Simon is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer, currently playing for SAP in the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division.

Vivian Bonnell


Vivian Bonnell was an actress.

Vere Bird, Jr.


Vere Bird, Jr. was an Antiguan lawyer and politician who served as chairman of the Antigua Labour Party and a government minister. He is the son of Vere Bird, the former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, and brother of Lester Bird, who later held the same position. Bird entered politics in 1981. Three years later he was elected to the House of Representatives and became Minister of Aviation, Public Information and Public Utilities. As minister, Bird conducted a purchase deal for Dominican water before being made Minister of Public Works and Communications on 1 January 1987. In this role, he oversaw the reconstruction of V. C. Bird International Airport, which was the subject of controversy after it was discovered that he had granted a contract for the construction of a new runway to a company in which he was a shareholder. This led to conflict within the ALP, but Bird remained a minister. He was later fired after a scandal in which Israeli weapons, sold to Antigua and Barbuda, were found in the hands of the Medellín Cartel of Colombian drug smugglers – it was discovered that the weapons had been transferred at Bird's instruction, and a report by Sir Louis Blom-Cooper recommended that he be prohibited from holding public office again.

George Alexander McGuire

Organization founder

George Alexander McGuire was the first Bishop, Metropolitan Archbishop of the African Orthodox Church. He was an Episcopal Priest who became involved in a movement to establish a Black Anglican denomination. He was consecrated a Bishop 28 September 1921 in Chicago, Illinois by Joseph Rene Vilatte, the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archdiocese of America of the Syrian Church of Antioch. Archbishop Vilatte was assisted by Bishop Carl A. Nybladh. This consecration placed Bishop McGuire in valid apostolic succession, something he greatly desired. McGuire was from the Caribbean and was born on 28 March 1866 in Sweets, Antigua. He studied in local grammar schools, a teacher's college and the Moravian Seminary. He first served as a pastor of Moravian churches. Later in his career in 1910, he became a physician and surgeon at the Boston College of Physicians and Surgeons while he was a pastor in Cambridge, MA. The AOC was originally called the Independent Episcopal Church. At its first Conclave, 10 September 1924, the name was changed to African Orthodox Church. Rev. McGuire was unanimously elected Archbishop of this new Church, enthroned with the title Archbishop Alexander.

Jacquille Veii

Professional American Football Player

Jacquille Veii is an American football running back for the Maryland Terrapins.

Tamorley Thomas


Tamorley "Ziggy" Thomas is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Molvin James


Molvin James is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Marie-Elena John


Marie-Elena John is a Caribbean writer whose first novel, Unburnable, was published in 2006.

Arthur Nibbs


Arthur Nibbs is a politician from Antigua and Barbuda. He represents the Antigua Labour Party in the Antiguan Senate. Born in Barbuda, he was educated at the Holy Trinity School and the Antigua Grammar School.

Troy Simon

Soccer Midfielder

Troy Simon is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer, currently playing for Freemansville F.C. in the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division.

Alex Phillip

Soccer Midfielder

Alex Phillip is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Karanja Mack

Soccer Midfielder

Karanja Mack is an Antiguan footballer currently playing for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Desmond Bleau

Football player

Desmond Bleau is an Antigua and Barbudan football player. He plays for Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Reggie Benjamin

Cricket Bowler

Reggie Benjamin is an Antiguan cricket coach.

Tim Hector


Leonard Tim Hector was a leftist Antiguan political leader and cricket administrator known for his opposition to the rule of the Bird family. After attending the Antigua Grammar School and teaching there, Hector attended Acadia University and McGill University. He broke off graduate studies in Philosophy at McGill to return to home, where he felt his contribution was then needed. Hector was a founder of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement in 1968. The party supported socialism, the Cuban Revolution, and a pan-Caribbean vision. He published the newspaper The Outlet and the column Fan the Flame. He was born Leonard Churchill Hector but his grandfather called him "Tim" as a term of endearment stemming from the Russian General Semyon Timoshenko. In later years he was better known as Tim and more formally known as Leonard Tim Hector. His name has become particularly associated with a leading human rights case, referred to as Hector v. Attorney-General of Antigua & others [1990] 2 AC 312, 2 All ER 103, 2 WLR 606, TLR 23.1.90 and The Independent. The case was heard and decided by the Privy Council, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, which sits as the final court of appeal for certain anglophone countries. This was a major constitutional case, specifically dealing with freedom of speech and of the press. There were also commentaries in The Times, by Geoffrey Bindman, and in The Guardian by James Michael.

Valentine Morris

Deceased Person

Valentine Morris was a British landowner born in Antigua in the West Indies, who was responsible for developing the picturesque woodland walks at Piercefield in the Wye valley and later became Governor of St. Vincent.

Randolph Burton

Soccer Midfielder

Randolph Burton is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division and the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Troy Mellanson

Soccer Midfielder

Troy Mellanson is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer, who currently plays for Kalamazoo Outrage in the USL Premier Development League.

Kerry Skepple


Kerry “Arab” Skepple is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer, currently playing for Antigua Barracuda FC.

Gayson Gregory

Soccer Midfielder

Gayson Gregory is an Antiguan footballer who plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division and the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Maxwell Glanville


Maxwell Glanville was an actor.

Kelly Frederick

Football player

Kelly Frederick is an Antigua and Barbudan football player. He plays for Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Molwyn Joseph


Molwyn Joseph is an Antiguan politician and Chairman of the Antigua Labour Party. First entering politics in 1984 when he was made a Minister without Portfolio in the government of Vere Bird, Joseph became Minister of Finance seven years later, renegotiating the Antiguan national debt and introducing fiscal reforms. After a 1996 scandal in which it was discovered he had used his position to import a 1930s Rolls Royce for a friend, bypassing normal import duties and taxes, he was dismissed from the Bird administration, returning 14 months later to serve as Minister for Planning, Implementation and the Environment. Following the 1999 general election he became Minister of Heath and Social Improvement before being made Minister of Tourism and the Environment a few months later. As Minister, Joseph attempted to improve the perception of Antigua as a tourist destination and invest in the industry, spending 2 million US dollars increasing the number of hotel rooms on the island and providing money for both Air Jamaica and Air Luxor to provide flights to the island. Outside of his ministerial duties, he also met with Jiang Zhenghua, Vice-Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, having led the official Antiguan delegation to Beijing. Following a power struggle in 2003, Joseph was given the Economic Development and Investment Promotion portfolio, to hold at the same time as his Tourism and the Environment position. Despite a scandal surrounding donations he had received from Texan businessman Robert Stafford, Joseph was selected to contest the seat of St Mary's North in the 2004 Antiguan general election, in which the ALP lost power, being replaced in government by the United Progressive Party led by Baldwin Spencer. Joseph himself lost his seat, but was elected Chairman of the ALP a year later, and regained the seat in 2009 with a majority of 21. The same year, he was arrested for participating in an unauthorised May Day rally protesting the UPP administration; after a lengthy trial, he and several other ALP members were convicted and fined.

Robin Yearwood


Robin Yearwood is an Antiguan politician and member of the Antigua Labour Party. Entering Parliament in 1976, Yearwood served as Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries in the ALP administration until a cabinet reshuffle in 1987 saw him take over Vere Bird, Jr.'s portfolio for Aviation, Public Information and Public Utilities. Despite a failed attempt to oust the Prime Minister he retained this position, and kept it when he became Deputy Prime Minister on 9 September 2002 and Minister of Finance a year later. Following the ALP's loss in the 2004 election, Yearwood was one of only three ALP members left in the lower house, and became Leader of the Opposition. He held this position until 2006, when he was replaced with Steadroy Benjamin.

Akeem Thomas

Soccer Midfielder

Akeem Thomas is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Caledonia AIA and the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Cejhae Greene

Track and field athlete

Cejhae Colin Greene is an Antiguan sprinter. He attends Princess Margaret Secondary School. Greene won a bronze medal in the 100 metres at the 2012 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in Athletics in San Salvador, El Salvador.

Elvis Thomas

Soccer Forward

Elvis Thomas is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Caledonia AIA.

Danny Livingstone

Cricket Player

Daintes Abbia "Danny" Livingstone was an English first class cricketer. He played with Hampshire from 1959 until 1972. He also represented the International Cavaliers and a Commonwealth XI in his career. His highest score was 200 for Hampshire against Surrey in 1962, when he and Alan Castell put on 230 for the ninth wicket after Hampshire had been 128 for 8. He returned to Antigua when he retired from playing, and worked for the government as Director of Sports.

Teran Williams

Soccer Midfielder

Teran Williams is an Antiguan footballer who plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Kenroy Smith

Football player

Kenroy Smith is an Antigua and Barbudan football player. He has played for Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Adrian Constant

Soccer Midfielder

Adrian Constant is an Antiguan footballer who plays for All Saints United F.C.

Ian Donald Roy McDonald

Military Person

Captain Ian Donald Roy McDonald was a World War I flying ace credited with 20 aerial victories. Although born in the British West Indies, he returned to England to serve in the air force. After his successful career in combat, he spent a short while at home before returning to the colours. He served in Iraq postwar, and was executed there by insurgents.

Athina James

Award competitor

Athina James is a beauty pageant contestant who represented Antigua and Barbuda in Miss Universe 2008 in Vietnam, and Miss World 2008 in South Africa.

Okeem Challenger

Soccer Forward

Okeem Challenger is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer who plays for SAP in the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division.

Lennox Julian

Soccer Midfielder

Lennox Julian is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer, currently playing for Bassa FC in the Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division.

Charlesworth Samuel


Charlesworth Theophilus Samuel was an Antiguan politician.

Keita de Castro

Soccer Goalkeeper

Keita de Castro is an Antiguan and Barbudan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Ranjae Christian


Ranjae Christian is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division and the Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Rowan Isaac

Football player

Rowan Isaac is an Antigua and Barbudan football player. He has played for Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Taj Charles

Football player

Taj Charles is an Antigua and Barbudan football player. He has played for Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Ralston Otto

Cricket Player

Ralston Malcolm Otto played cricket as a batsman for the Leeward Islands in the 1980s, and has subsequently coached and managed the team. He managed the Antigua and Barbuda team that competed in the 2008 Stanford 20/20 tournament. Otto is a cousin of former West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose.

Rupert Scotland

Cricket Player

Rupert Scotland was an Antiguan-born Bermudian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He played the inaugural first-class match for the Leeward Islands, against Jamaica in 1958, and later played in the inaugural first-class match for Bermuda, against New Zealand in 1972. He died following a long illness on 7 June 2012. His son Cleon Scotland played List A cricket for Bermuda.

Elvis Anthony

Football player

Elvis Anthony is an Antigua and Barbudan football player. He has played for Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Eddison Roberts

Cricket Player

Theophile Eddison Roberts is an Antiguan born former English cricketer. Roberts was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. Roberts made his Minor Counties Championship debut for Berkshire in 1984 against Buckinghamshire. From 1984 to 1985, he represented the county in 12 Minor Counties Championship matches, the last of which came in the 1985 Championship when Berkshire played Buckinghamshire. Roberts also played in the MCCA Knockout Trophy for Berkshire. His debut in that competition came in 1984 when Berkshire played Buckinghamshire. From 1984 to 1985, he represented the county in 4 Trophy matches, the last of which came when Berkshire played Shropshire in the 1985 MCCA Knockout Trophy. Additionally, he also played 2 List-A matches for Berkshire. His List-A debut for the county came against Kent in the 1984 NatWest Trophy. The following season he played his second and final List-A match, when Berkshire played Hampshire in the 1985 NatWest Trophy at the County Ground, Southampton. In his 2 matches, he took 2 wickets at a bowling average of 56.00, with best figures of 2/42.

Rackley Thomas

Football player

Rackley Thomas is an Antigua and Barbudan football player. He has played for Antigua and Barbuda national team.

Kimoi Alexander

Soccer Midfielder

Kimoi Alexander is an Antiguan footballer who currently plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.

Tahari Lewis

Soccer Goalkeeper

Tahari Lewis is Antiguan footballer. He plays for home town club All Saints United in Antigua and Barbuda Premier Division. He was called to Antigua and Barbuda national football team at friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago.

Calum Jahraldo-Martin

Soccer Forward

Calaum Jahraldo-Martin is an Antigua and Barbuda football player.

Lloyd Jeremy


Lloyd Jeremy is an Antiguan footballer who plays for Antigua Barracuda FC in the USL Professional Division.