Man who rescued children from fire rewarded for his efforts



A Dominican residing in Antigua has been rewarded for his bravery after he saved two children who were trapped in a burning house.

For his heroic deed, William Barber was last week presented with a $1000 gift certificate from State Insurance Corporation redeemable at  AG Morgan and a $500 gift certificate from AG Morgan, $1,000 for food, a brand new bicycle and a plaque of bravery all sponsored by State Insurance Corporation.

Reports are that on September 19, Barber was riding his bicycle when he noticed a house on fire at the junction of Tanner and Cross Streets in St. Johns.

When he heard children crying in the house, he reacted instantly, threw down his bicycle and rushed in by bursting through a window.

It was reported that a six, three and two-year-old were all by themselves in the house at the time of the fire and the eldest had escaped seeking help.

Barber was subsequently hailed as a hero.

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  1. I hope this is not the value they putting on children. Every little counts howecer that brother man is a hero and should be treated as such. Not as a pauper seeking handouts. Total disrespect. Not a word from government house.

  2. Congratulations Barber!
    Well done State Insurance Company Limited!

    Two hands, one mighty clap for bravery and recognition of same.

  3. Thank you State Insurance Corporation. A true corporate citizen. Thank you Mr. Barber for displaying such valour and saving the lives of those precious children.

  4. Very nice………..we have heroes all around us. Bless his heart and his quick action, he saved lives. Best wishes to the cooperate citizens who saw it fit to reward him.
    Valerie Gonsalves-Barreiro MM

  5. A young African in recent times,living illegally in Paris-saved a little Boy dangling from the balcony of the fifth floor of a building.. He was rewarded by the French government by giving him Citizenship.I am pretty sure when the Man saved those children a reward was not on his mind.Some of you who are seeking to include politics in the equation,why don’t you give him something? Or just simply shut to hell up.

  6. Hats off to this guy, I am so happy he was there to save those little children. You did an excellent job. Thank you State Insurance. We appreciate your kind jesture.

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