Friday 3rd May, 2019-Veteran Medical Practitioner and one of this country’s brightest minds, Dr. Sir Prince Ramsey has died.
Dr. Ramsey lost his battle with stomach cancer today.
A giant in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS, Dr. Ramsey was respected at home, throughout the region and internationally for the role he played in reducing the spread of the deadly virus.
Born and raised in the village of Willikies, he was the recipient of countless awards, the most recent being the 2018 United Nations Population Award. It honours an individual and/or institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to population and reproductive health questions and to their solutions.
Dr. Ramsey spoke to state television last year on his life and work in the field of medicine.
The late medical doctor also spoke of the mission he embarked on, which was to fight HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Ramsey was also a master at calypso, writing winning pieces for heavyweights, including King Obstinate, King Short Shirt and the Mighty Swallow and scores of others in the art form.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne has paid tribute to Dr. Ramsey in a statement issued this evening.
“On behalf of the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda, deepest sympathies and condolences are expressed to his wife, Ava, and the entire Ramsey family on the loss which they have suffered. The nation of Antigua and Barbuda has also suffered a great loss.”
“Dr. Prince Ramsey was a superb physician who frequently delivered services to his patients at no cost. He was recognized as a very generous and thoughtful caregiver. Dr. Ramsey was also a servant of the calypso community; his contribution to the art-form was surpassed by no-one.
Dr. Prince Ramsey’s family can be comforted by the fact that he was well-loved by all, and that he lived a full life. His contribution to nation-building, to wellness, and to the development of the cultural life of Antigua and Barbuda are applauded by all.
News of his demise resulted in a decision by the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda to afford Dr. Prince Ramsey an official funeral. The official funeral is afforded in recognition of Dr. Prince Ramsey’s work in nation-building. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”