Former Antiguan PM in recovery following leg amputation surgery

Former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Lester Bird

Former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda had his leg amputated on Tuesday (April 20).

According to state-owned media, ABS News, the 83-year-old who is also a National Hero is now recovering following the surgery.

Reports are that Bird’s leg had to be amputated following a toe infection which spread to his limb.

Bird served as the island’s second prime minister after his father Antigua and Barbuda’s first prime minister.

He served from 1994 to 2004.