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Eleston Montgomery Adams
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Eleston Montgomery Adams
Former Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Eleston Montgomery Adams is an Antiguan politican and former parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister. He is the former representative for the constituency of St. Paul in the Hosue of Representatives.

Early life and education

Affectionately known as Namba, Eleston Montgomery Adams was born and raised in Liberta Village, Antigua. His father was a barber and his mother was a maid. He attended primary school in Liberta and continued his education at the All Saints Secondary School from where he graduated.

Career

After secondary school, he was trained as a teacher at the Antigua State College. He taught school for 20 years at schools across Antigua including Liberta, John Hughes, Sea View Farm and Cobbs Cross Primary. Namba is also a noted playwright, actor, director and producer. He received a scholarship to attend the Edna Manley School for the Performing Arts in Jamaica. He has written over 14 full length plays that have been performed to packed audiences in Antigua, Montserrat, St. Martin and St. Thomas. He has conducted theatre workshops in Antigua and Anguilla. He has also assisted a number of local artistes.

Adams unsuccessfully defended his St.Paul seat in the 12 June 2014 general election, losing to Paul Chet Greene of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party.

Personal life

An avid sportsman, Namba played cricket and football, representing Antigua at youth level competitions. He has served as a leader and manager for numerous cricket and football teams in Antigua. Most notably, he successfully managed the Antigua National Football Team. He also worked as a journalist where he distinguished himself as a top reporter at The Daily Observer. He also serves as an Ambassador for Peace through the Universal Peace Federation. He attends the Grays Hill Moravian Church in Liberta. Adams enjoys playing Warri or watching cricket or football.

He is a proud father of seven children.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2014 St. Paul United Progressive Party 969 39.53% Lost Lost to Paul Chet Greene
2009 St. Paul United Progressive Party 1,219 49.37% Won 2nd Term
2004 St. Paul United Progressive Party 1,296 56.18% Won 1st Term
1999 St. Paul United Progressive Party 830 40.87% Lost Lost to Rodney Williams (ALP)
1994 St. Paul United Progressive Party 541 35.31% Lost Lost to Rodney Williams (ALP)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
MP for St. Paul House of Representatives UPP 2004 - 2014
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture 16 March 2009 - 12 June 2014
Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Culture and the Environment with responsibility for Culture and Independence Celebrations 1 January 2007 - 15 March 2009
Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing, Culture and Social Transformation  with responsibility for Culture 5 January 2005 - 31 December 2006
Parliamentary Secretary attached to the Ministry of Social Transformation 26 March 2004 - 4 January 2005
Sources
http://www.ab.gov.ag/
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Eleston Adams
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Occupation Politician, Educator
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Place of Birth Liberta Village, Antigua
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Notable Accomplishments
Former parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister
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