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MR. HENDERSON SMITH Revolution M R . H E N D E R S O N S M I T H was among the brave and committed activists of the Anguilla revolution. He was a fearless youngster who was best known for travelling to St. Kitts on June 9th, 1967, aboard the Rambler in an attempt to overthrow its government and replace it with one sympathetic to Anguilla’s cause. He was one of a party of 15 Anguillians who made that trip and, in so doing, placed his very young life on the line for his country. It is because of his role in the above event, that Henderson’s photograph, along with those of several freedom fighters appears in the book Anguilla’s Battle for Freedom 1967—1969.

MR. SYNRIC (FOGLE) WEBSTER Revolution

M R . S Y N R I C ( F O G L E ) W E B S T E R was born on May 14th 1954 in the village in Island Harbour. Mr. Webster performed one of the most significant early acts of civil disobedience of the Anguilla Revolution. He was given instructions to cut the electrical wire from a generator providing lights for the Statehood Queen Show at the Community Centre on the night of February 4th, 1967. Mr. Webster chopped the wire, plunging the building in darkness. Stones were thrown by Synric and others on the roof of the building and the police responded with tear gas. This act signaled the historic launch of the Anguilla Revolution. Mr. Webster, a proud father and grandfather has since developed a successful heavy equipment business.

HON. HUBERT B. HUGHES Social Development (Politics) H O N . H U B E R T B E N J A M I N H U G H E S has been the longest serving parliamentarian in Anguilla. He is the former political leader of the Anguilla United Movement (AUM) which he founded in 1979. Mr. Hughes first won his seat as an independent candidate in 1976. He served as Political Advisor to the Emile Gumbs government 1977—1978 and Minister of Tourism, Lands and Natural Resources, Health and Education 1980—1981. He resigned his seat in 1981. He served as Minister of Finance and Lands in the Emile Gumbs Government during the period 1984—1985. He was dismissed in 1985 and remained in opposition until 1994. When the Constitution was revised in 1990 he became the first Leader of the Opposition. He was elected Chief Minister of Anguilla in 1994—1999; 1999 until 2000 and again from 2010 2015. Mr. Hughes retired from active politics in April of 2015.

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