Cornwall Bird was the first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda from
1981-1994. Although he lacked any formal education aside from primary
school, his work experience in both the Salvation Army and the Antigua
Trades and Labour Union sparked his interests in unionism and politics.
He was elected to the colonial legislature in 1945, and became the
founding member of the Antigua Labour Party. In 1994 he was declared a
Vivian Alexander Richards, known as the “Master Blaster,” was a champion
cricketer for Antigua and Barbuda. Known for his forceful bating skills,
he is arguably the greatest batsman of his generation. Richards received
an honorary knighthood for his services to cricket, and was named in
Wisden 2000 as one of the Five Cricketers of the Century.