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Baby boy is the first on Independence Day at QEH


Jamelia Gill shows her baby to president of Kiwanis Central Pamela Lorde and vice president Philipia Faria.

At 2:48 this morning, 24-year-old Jamelia Gill delivered a bouncing baby boy at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) – the first on this country’s special day.

A happy Gill said she was expecting a Christmas baby given that he was due on December 22, but she was no less thrilled to have him born on the day Barbados celebrates 48 years of Independence.

“I feel great to have my first baby. I have no name for the baby yet but the name must begin with “A” because it’s a tradition in my family,” Gill said, noting that the names of all her neieces and nephews begin with that letter.

The first-time mother was presented with hampers from the Kiwanis Club and Massy Distribution.

receiving a hamper from Kassy-Ann Harewood, business development officer at Massy Distribution.

Jamelia Gill being presented with a hamper by Kassy-Ann Harewood, business development officer at Massy Distribution.

President of Kiwanis Central Pamela Lorde, who was accompanied by vice president Philipia Faria, said the club has been making such presentations for the past 24 years.

“It’s because [at] Kiwanis part of the motto is serving the children of the world and young children is our main focus,” Lorde said.

Meantime, Shantelle Lampitt, 34, delivered the first baby girl at the QEH today at 8:07 am.

The mother of five said her baby was overdue by almost two weeks.

“She was actualy due November 16 but she decided to come today,” said a happy Lampitt, who, up to that time, had still not decided on a name.



Shantelle Lampitt delivered the first baby girl today at the QEH.

5 Responses to Baby boy is the first on Independence Day at QEH

  1. Thonia Hunte
    Thonia Hunte November 30, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Congrats to you,thought you were gonna have a Christmas baby. But you got a son of our Nation. Happy Independence to you and your bundle of joy

  2. Donah LadyDestinee Caddle
    Donah LadyDestinee Caddle November 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Blessings to them both… awwwwwww 🙂

  3. Maria Patrick
    Maria Patrick November 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Congratulations baby boy and mom

  4. Cas Triplett
    Cas Triplett November 30, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Congratulations to the new parents!

  5. Lian Coppin
    Lian Coppin November 30, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Congrats shantelle


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