Professor Delroy Louden

Professor Delroy Louden obtained his Ph.D from the University of Bristol England and his Post-Doctoral training in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University- School of Public Health, Maryland, USA. He was born in Clarendon Jamaica but is resident on Anguilla.

He is the first and immediate past president of the Anguilla Community College-2009-2016 after having earlier served his sabbatical in the Ministry of Health, Anguilla, on a project – Strengthening the Health Infrastructure Capacity of the Ministry.  Before migrating to Anguilla he served as a Professor, and Principal Investigator at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania USA (1997-2010), for which he obtained several external funded grants, notably from NIH, National Cancer Institute, State of Pennsylvania –Department of Health and the US Department of Defense- Armed Service Program on AIDS Control.

He has held Academic appointments at Universities in West Africa, University of the West Indies- Mona Campus, as well as the University of Toronto-Department of Preventive Medicine and Statistics in Canada and in England. He has held the post of Director of Epidemiology and Surveillance, New York City –Department of Health-Bureau of Tuberculosis. Also in the US he has served as Vice President for Research and later Executive Director at the Center for Research in Nursing Education and Community Health at the National League for Nursing in New York.

Professor Louden is a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar and a Fellow of the US Department of Health and Human Services- Bureau of Primary Health Care Policy. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health-UK.

More recently he has, in collaboration  with colleagues published several papers including:

  • Breast Cancer in the Caribbean: Analysis of reports from 1075-until 2017 – Journal of Global Oncology.
  • Maintenance of Weight Loss in Adolescents: Current Status and Future Directions. Journal of Obesity.
  • Treatment of Adolescent Obesity Comparing Self-Guided and Group Lifestyle Modification Programs: A Potential Model for Primary Care. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

 

The booklet Our Early Years: A Story to Tell, a Nation to Inform, is a detailed history of the Anguilla Community College under Dr. Louden’s stewardship when he served as its first president.

George Lewis and Rosalie Lewis

Reverend George Edward Lewis was born on the 12thof March 1931 in Randfontein, Gauteng, South Africa where he grew up.

He was the 2nd of eight children (5 girls and 3 boys). After completing his schooling, he worked in the Gold mines of South Africa for approximately 10 years. He later completed a Teachers Diploma after which he taught Mathematics, Science and Drawing until he retired as Vice Principal of a High School in Durban, KwaZulu Natal.

He was called to Ministry in the early 1970’s and was ordained as a Methodist Minister.  He was later placed in charge of the Addington Methodist church in Durban where he served for many years. After his first wife died of cancer, George moved to Mtubatuba in KwaZulu Natal where he served for 7 years. He then moved to Cornwall, England for 3 years where he was Minister of 7 churches in a radius of 8 miles.  In 2000 Rosaline whom he had earlier led to the Lord  while still in Mtubatuba in KwaZulu Natal joined him in England where they got married and resided for 18 months before returning to South Africa at the end of his ministerial contract.

Together they settled in Gordon’s Bay where they joined forces together in serving the Lord and ministering to the community. Rosalie played the piano and keyboard while George preached. They were married for 18 happy years until his passing in October of 2018.  George continued preaching long after his retirement and preached right up to his passing at age 87. He was well loved and brought many to the Lord.

George was an avid fisherman and sportsman who enjoyed tennis, cricket, squash and Rugby which he coached for the College boys. He was the father of 3 children and 2 stepchildren whom he loved dearly.

Something Beautiful: The Poetic Meditations of aPreacher, is a collection of scriptural meditations written in poetry form, many of which were written during his meditation and preparation for preaching God’s word and ministering to his congregation.  The collection will be published posthumously.

Cassilda J. Thomas Brookes

Born in Anguilla in 1989, Mrs. Cassilda Thomas Brookes has always had a passion for reading and writing, particularly stories for children and poetry. She is a 2006 graduate of the Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School and currently holds the position of Library Assistant and facilitator of the Children Reading Program at the Anguilla Library Service. She is a first and second prize winner of the Anguilla Library Annual Malliouhana Poetry Competition and her work has appeared in the local newspaper “The Anguillan” and in the Anthology, “Where I See The Sun: Contemporary Poetry in Anguilla” under the pen name “Darkangel.”

She is also a member and has performed with the following organizations; The Sunshine Theatre Company, The Klassique Academy of Dance and Performing Arts, The Under Ground Poetry Group and the Anguilla Toastmasters Club which all play a major role in honing her craft. She is married and lives in Anguilla with her two children and husband, Mr. Awlton Brookes who illustrates all of her children stories. ‘Anansi and the Hurricane’ is her first children’s book.

Gloria Septra Augustus

Gloria Septra Augustus is presently is an attorney at Law who is currently employed as a Magistrate in Dominica. Miss Augustus is a 1987 graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science Degree, the holder of a Master’s Degree from University College of North Wales ‘Bangor’ in Fisheries Biology and Management, a Law degree from the University of London and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the University of Guyana. Prior to becoming an Attorney- at- law in 2001, Miss Augustus worked as a Secondary School Teacher and a Senior Fisheries Officer of the Fisheries Development Division.

She is also a trained Mediator and has received certificate in Introduction to Counseling.

She has been involved in film and drama as Producer, Director and Writer. She also writes short stories,( what a life, Reality comes after a Fall, End of the Cycle, Piti Ke vini Gwan, Picking up the Pieces, Blood talking etc) poems and plays, ( Is so we stay, Make the Move, It only takes One, Talk on the Block) some for which she has been awarded prizes. Her only full length play ‘It Only Takes One….’ was adapted to a movie. She has also written and produced two teaching videos on sexual abuse against minors, short plays for television highlighting Climate Change issues and another on consequences of involvement in drugs by minors in a dysfunctional family. She has documented several of her other literary works. Miss Augustus has attended several training courses for the audio visual sector. Miss Augustus has recently completed the screenplay version of her short story “Pretending Reality’ which highlights the pain of a youngster wanting to confirm the identity of his father.  The book “They Tell me to Tell you.” is her first collection of short stories.

Yvonne Sam

Yvonne Sam was born in Guyana but currently resides in Montreal, Canada. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the Mc Gill University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Athabasca University, a New York State Nursing Licensure from Pace University, and a Diploma in Education from the Concordia University.

She also holds the title of State Registered Nurse, State Certified Midwife and State Registered Mental Nurse from England, having trained and resided there for over thirteen years. She has worked as a Clinical Charge Nurse, a Nursing Examiner for the Order of Nurses of Quebec and a Secondary School teacher with the English Montreal School Board for over two decades

She is a newspaper columnist for the Montreal Community Contact, where she writes a column on family life, community, educational and social issues and for which she won the best column prize from the Quebec Community Newspaper Association in 2004. Yvonne Sam was the recipient of the 2014 Governor General of Canada Caring Citizen Award, and was among the 2014 Montreal Black History Month Laureates. Although now retired she continues writing on social and political issues in the Montreal Gazette, Huffington Post, Pride Magazine and the Montreal Community Contact. She is the author of one published book of poetry entitled Life’s Many Faces which won the Editor’s Choice Award from the U.S National Library of Poetry. Behind The Scenes in Nursing ( ISBN 978-976-95897-4-2) is her second book.

Arya Redhead

Arya Redhead, a Grenadian Attorney-at-Law, was called to the Bar in Grenada in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (with Honours) from the University of the West Indies and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School.  Ms. Redhead is currently contracted as a Legal Drafter in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, where she primarily provides legal advice to Government Ministries and Departments and drafts legislation. Ms. Redhead also serves as an assistant lecturer in Law and Business Law at the T.A. Marryshow Community College.

Ms. Redhead has co-authored the Grenada Advanced level CAPE Law series with Anguillan author and retired Jurist Don Mitchell CBE, QC. The books written by them are: Criminal Law, Caribbean Legal Systems and Principles of Public Law.