PM Browne meets with young Antiguan who plays baseball for Boston Red Sox


On Monday, Prime Minister the Hon. Gaston Browne met with young Antiguan and Barbudan pitcher Ovis Portes in his office to congratulate him on his major sporting success.

Ovis was recently signed by the Boston Red Sox to play in the minor league baseball in the United States.


Prime Minister Browne encouraged the young baseball player to work hard, stay focused and remain vigilant throughout this next stage of his sporting career.


PM Browne also assured the baseball athlete of his government’s commitment and support. Portes represented Antigua and Barbuda in 2017 at the Caribbean Pre World Series Little League Baseball Tournament played at Stanford’s cricket pitch in Coolidge.


During the meet and greet with PM Browne, Ovis was accompanied by his mother Rodiel Portes, and the President of the Antigua and Barbuda softball and baseball team, Mr. Manuel Melenciano.

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  1. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “The claim to a national culture in the past does not only rehabilitate the Nation and serve as a justification for the hope of a future National Culture (and a Caribbean Civilization)!”

    Much Success and Best Wishes to Ovis, his Mom, Ms Rodiel Portes, family and Community!

    “Without A Vision The People Perish!” All Praise to Ovis’ Coaches and Mr. Manuel Melenciano!

    In this The International Decade For People Of African Descent (2015-2024), Give Praise and Thanks to Jamaican “Dave” Cameron and PM Browne for their Bold Foresight and Action!

    Throughout the Caribbean and Lucayan Archipelagos, the people will have disagreements between them, it is for the leaders in every institution to put aside the many differences and to collaboratively work together for the advancement of not only growth and development of their institutions and SIDS but above all A Thriving Caribbean Civilization!

    • @John French II – I got an email from Walter recently which was surprising, to say the least. I didn’t open it for several weeks, just #intuition. Lo and behold, when I did, it was like a #Worm behaving like a termites nest.
      It makes me wonder, about “Caribbean Civilisation,” and how civil we really are, or as in this case, it’s pure #Photo-Opps and #panhandling, oops, I think the word is #pandering!

  2. Baseball in Antigua can be a good thing. I credit the Dominican community with introducing the island to the game. Give jack, his jacket ad they say. We can do special things when we integrate.

  3. And watch how G-Ass-ton nar wear no mask. Damn hypocrite. Yet he stopped nationals from coming back home. COVID-19 need to tek he out.

  4. Even as a Minor Leaguer, more than likely, his contract amount surpasses many who are representing the West Indies at Test Level.

    He reminds me of a young Dwight Gooden!

    Congratulations! The #Minors are even more competitive than the #Majors.

  5. Congratulations Mr. Portes! Stay focused, and hope to see you doing wonderful things in the majors very soon.

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