Sir Lester Bird retires from Antigua’s politics

Author:  Edited from CMC
JOHN’S, Antigua – Sir Lester Bryant Bird, who served as the second prime minister of this Caribbean community (CARICOM) country, has announced his retirement from active politics.

Bird LesterSir Lester, who was born on Feb. 21, 1938, served as prime minister from 1994-2004. He replaced his father Sir Vere Bird.

“I know that, in as much as my brain has much to contribute, age has taken its toll on my physical capacity,” Sir Lester told the Parliament last month.

“It would be unfair to impose upon the readiness of the people of Rural East to maintain me as their representative.”