Antigua and Barbuda’s oldest political Party, the ruling Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) is celebrating its 75th anniversary tomorrow, May 18, 2021.
Several activities have been planned to mark the occasion.
However, according to Party chairman, E.P Chet Greene, a decision was made not to hold any event that would involve large gathering due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Instead, much of the activities will focus on a media day when Party officials will appear on several radio programmes throughout the day.
ABLP Political Leader and Prime Minister, Gaston Browne is expected to speak about the Party and its unmatched contributions to nation building as well as to single out some of those who gave unselfishly to the Party and by extension, the nation.
One of the main events of the day will be the renaming of the Mount St. John’s Medical Centre on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, on the quad at the entrance to the MSJMC.
It will thenceforth be known as the Sir Lester Bird MSJMC in honour of the former Prime Minister and National Hero of Antigua and Barbuda.
It was agreed that he was the most deserving, based on the persistence and determination to conclude the project despite major opposition to it.
The ABLP is also producing a commemorative magazine that will highlight its major achievements under the stewardship of its three political leaders.
Father of the Nation, Sir Vere Bird, Sir Lester Bird and Prime Minister Gaston Browne. The ABLP has only lost three general elections in all its history; 1971, 2004 and 2009.