Joan H. Underwood donates a copy of her first book dubbed the Managers’ First Aid Kit to the Antigua State College’s library


Daughter of the soil, author, professional coach and certified master trainer Joan H. Underwood donates a copy of her first book dubbed the Managers’ First Aid Kit to the Antigua State College’s library.

The book, released in December 2020 is a practical guide which aims to give aspiring, new and veteran managers alike the tools they need to remedy the three most common managerial challenges namely managing self, managing others and managing systems and processes.


Commenting on the motivation behind the donation Underwood says “as a Caribbean people, we are comparable and best in class with all the other movers and shakers throughout the world. Therefore, it is important for us to tell our own stories and celebrate our own accomplishments.

“Not just for us, but for those who come after us so that they can see people who look just like them accomplishing great things and know that they can do the same.”


Underwood encourages students to use her book and all other resources available to them to move beyond just theoretical learning to thinking critically about how they can apply the theories that they have been taught to real life situations to solve complex problems and accomplish goals.


Acting Principal of the Antigua State College Jacqueline Richardson expressed gratitude to Underwood for her donation, stating that she believes that all students of the institution stand to benefit from her useful gift.

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  1. Congrats to this daughter of the soil. She really need recognition on her work. I sometimes can believe how everything in this country has to be seen from a political eye. Instead of utilizing Ms. Underwood with her qualities we bring in outsiders from Jamaica, St. Lucia and last the Accounting Association even had a lady from St. Maarten giving an online course on management in Covid times. I wonder if they don’t know we have the talents right here in our country. Anyway Joan, my congratulations on your book. I got my copy already.

  2. @Sidelines:You cannot believe that everything in Antigua and Barbuda has to be seen from a political eye.Coming from you is mind boggling. There is not anyone on this portal,more political than you.You are a political and partisan hack.

  3. Who destroyed ABIB bank?

    Why did the ECCB under the leadership of Sir Dwight (deceased) recommended immediate termination for two individuals at ABIB?

    We will never forget the horrible treatment meted out to former ABIB staff..

  4. Didn’t she vow to whip Max Fernández ass in the general elections and then whimped out at the last minute claiming that she got a job offer? If a job offer can turn you away from serving the people, then your heart wasn’t truly for the people in the first place.

    Also is she the one who did work for the Barbuda Council? If so, when will the report be published?

  5. Yes tell ar we, me want know who destroyed ABIB Bank 🤔 me ah wander if ah she 😂 unno always ah get me inna trouble 😂 but look she hab de kit, so ah who ee be destroyed de bank. Lol

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