Born into the “First Family of Politics,” Sean Bird’s earlier leanings were toward the law, as can be determined by his tertiary education:
- City Law School, Inns of Court, London, U.K. – LPC, 2009
- University of Miami, Miami, FL – LLM, 2001
- University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK – LLB, 1999
- University of Carleton, Ottawa, CA – BSc. – Political Science, 1992
- Florida Supreme Court Mediation Training (certificate)
However, he is now utilizing his business skills as general manager of Grenville Radio Ltd. the station founded by his father. There, he has implemented a new standard of procedures and policies; restructured staff to boost morale and productivity; and increased service, accountability and profitability.
Sean has also conducted and produced two talk shows that discussed current affairs and social issues, and – utilizing professional panelists – provided solutions and advice to the public.
As part of the Concerned Christian Coalition, whose objective was to advocate for a healthy society, Sean worked as an organizer and advocate for a pro-family movement. It ensured that women at risk were helped and their concerns were heard. He also served as a mediator for families with various social issues; promoted and brought to Antigua the 4th World Congress for the Family (2017); and advocated and facilitated a feeding program.
In similar vein, his volunteer activities have focused on working with various non-profit organizations in food collection and distribution. He has also contributed advertising and sponsorship, as well as produced and directed fundraising events.
“My service record demonstrates a desire to lead and positively impact,” Sean says, and this dovetails seamlessly with the United Progressive Party’s people first credo.
“There must be a passion about service because, in this current political climate where all types of hatred prevail, there has to be recognition that the new leaders must become agents of change,” he adds.
Sean sees himself as one of those agents and the united progressive party as the vehicle for the change this country sorely needs.
He believes that “a diversity of viewpoints can combine wisdom and experience with creativity and ingenuity,” and this is what he finds most appealing about the upp: the mixture of seasoned politicians with the freshness of new faces and novel ideas.
In other words, it’s grounded past with its visionary future in which he intends to play a part.