Howard A. Fergus, Ph.D., was born in Montserrat. He studied at the universities of the West Indies (UWI), Bristol, and Manchester. The literary critic and former UWI professor of Eastern Caribbean studies has published widely in the areas of history, education, and poetry. 

His books include Montserrat: History of a Caribbean Colony,History of Education in the British Leeward Islands 1838­1945, Lara Rains and Colonial Rites, Calabash of Gold, and Volcano Verses.

​Dr. Fergus was the Speaker of the Montserrat Legislative Council (1974-2001) and has acted as Deputy Governor periodically since 1976. Awards include the University Vice Chancellor’s Award of Excellence and a knighthood (KBE) by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth of England.Love, Labor, Liberation in Lasana Sekou is his most recent title.