Senator Johnathan Joseph was born – and still lives – in the constituency he represented in the 2018 elections.
His native village has also been the cradle of his education since he spent his early years at the Jennings Primary School and then graduated from the Jennings Secondary.
Shortly after, he was employed as a teacher by the Ministry of Education and remained in the profession from 1991-2004.
Ambitious and energetic, at the same time Joseph also worked at the Royal Antiguan Resort. He began in the kitchen in 1991 and worked his way up to Evening Manager, holding that position until the property was sold in 2017. He was also employed as the Campus Manager at the University of Health Sciences Antigua (UHSA).
Combining an appreciation for business with his interest in the welfare of workers, Senator Joseph served as an executive member of the Trade Union Congress (TUC); the Tourism Authority Board; the Antigua and Barbuda Hotel Management Association (ABHMA); and the Antigua and Barbuda Bus Owners Association (ABBOA).
Known as the “Break Every Chain Man” since his electrifying entry into elective politics, Senator Joseph has made his name as an advocate for the elderly and as both a preacher and talk-show host on Progressive 107.3 FM/Crusader Radio. And within the Party, he is recognized as the ultimate team-player.
Married, with one daughter, Joseph is a devout and committed Christian in the Seventh Day Adventist faith. An Ordained Elder in his local congregation, he has also served the church in other leadership capacities and is very active in his community.
Senator Joseph possesses both youthful energy and maturity. He has vision, experience and ability to lead in this 21st century. As an effective community builder for over two decades, he is a passionate advocate of sustainable national development. And as a member of management and various boards, he has worked tirelessly for transparency and accountability.
He understands the problems facing Antigua and Barbuda, and knows that, as a country, we can do better. Accordingly, he believes that with bold leadership and its clear action plan, the UPP is the best hope for delivering the Nation and rescuing its People.