On Thursday, the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda remembered former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bryant Bird as a selfless man who gave his all achievements and credits to his country and his family. He was laid down to rest on Thursday.
The funeral ceremony took place at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. The crowd of citizens emerged at the funeral ceremony as that day was declared as the national holiday in the country. Sir Lester Bryant Bird was the national hero who died on August 9 at the age of 83.
Through various means, the former PM was paid tribute by songs, musical presentations and messages. The political groups and other organizations gave the tributes during the ceremony.
The second Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Lester Bird, died at the age of 83. He took his last breath in the morning at 6 am on Monday, August 9, 2021. This information was given by the Prime Minister office of Antigua and Barbuda in the early morning, stating that the country had lost one of the most distinguishes and heroic sons.
The acting Prime Minister ordered that all flags be flown at half-mast and order be executed immediately. As Prime Minister Gaston Browne returned to the country after few days. The government had also ordered the planning of state-funeral at the date on which all had agreed.
Sir Lester Bryant served as the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda from 1994 to 2004. In his time, he was a recognized athlete of his country. Sir Bird’s started his political career began in 1971. During that year, he was nominated for the Antigua and Barbuda. He was also named the chairman of the ALP and the Leader of the opposition in that Senate.
On August 26, an official holiday had been declared, allowing all to attend the State Funeral that was held at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.