Former Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Senator Caleb Gardiner, is extending profound gratitude to Prime Minister Gaston Browne for entrusting him with the role of the youngest Senator in Antigua and Barbuda’s history.
“Today, I’m thrilled to announce the next chapter in my journey—a new role as a diplomat at the Washington Embassy of Antigua and Barbuda. As the youngest Senator, I’ve diligently carried out my responsibilities, tirelessly working towards our nation’s betterment,” Gardiner said in a statement to the press Thursday
The outgoing senator said his time in the Senate has been defined by active legislative engagement, championing crucial initiatives, and advocating for the interests of our people, especially the youth.
From the “Let’s Get to Work: Self-development Workshop” empowering our youth for the world of work, to his literacy campaign in rural primary schools, and motivating speeches at graduations, Gardiner said he has ensured developmental opportunities are accessible to all.
“Believing in diplomacy as a potent tool for international cooperation, I’m excited to embrace this new role in the Washington Embassy. My intention is to strengthen diplomatic ties, promote bilateral relations, and effectively represent Antigua and Barbuda’s interests on the global stage,” he added
The youngest senator to ever serve in Parliament said he is simply overwhelmed with gratitude for the unwavering support, guidance, and encouragement throughout his journey.
“To esteemed fellow senators, the cabinet, parliamentary staff, cherished friends, and family, your belief in me has been my strength. Serving our nation alongside exceptional individuals has been an honor, and your support continues to drive me,” he added
Gardiner is a dynamic, driven individual with a deep commitment to public service. His leadership, evident in initiatives such as youth awards in Barbuda, reading programs, and empowering workshops, has earned him recognition as a promising leader and an asset to our nation.
He is also committed to donating to the Department of Youth and Sports in Barbuda, and supporting the UWI Five Islands Campus Guild Council.