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Jan 2, 2013

And the first baby for 2013 is…

Romarion Williams

The parents of the New Year’s baby were all smiles today when we caught up with them at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Aside from the joy of a bouncing new baby, they received generous gifts from James Brodie and Santiago Castillo Limited. The nine pound baby boy was delivered within thirty minutes of the New Year. Duane Moody met the proud parents this morning.


Duane Moody, Reporting
It was a celebration of new life at the K.H.M.H. today as the first baby for 2013 was greeted by the media and several corporate companies bearing gifts of good tidings. Weighing a whopping nine pounds, baby Romarion was born around twelve-twenty-five on Tuesday morning to first time parents, Roman Williams and Tanisha Lopez. Lopez says her due date was set for the first and she gave birth via a Caesarian surgery.

Tanisha Lopez, Mother, New Year’s Baby
“Amazing it was great; awesome. I feel good.”



“When was your due date?”


Tanisha Lopez

Tanisha Lopez
“The first of January.  I have to show good example, teach him the right way and make ih be somebody good in life.”


Duane Moody

“Your baby was nine pounds, did you have it naturally or c-section?”


Tanisha Lopez


Proud to be a father, Williams says he plans to give the best to his son and that they are both grateful for the much needed donations.

Roman Williams

Roman Williams, Father, New Year’s Baby
“I feel very great; amazing. I hope to be a good example too. I try my best to protect both of them.”


Duane Moody

“You know dehn say babies come with expense. But luckily you guys got a donation today from several entities. Tell us about how you guys feel about that.”


Roman Williams

“Very thankful for what they gave us. And I pray that he was a blessed kid, but I didn’t know that we would be on TV and all that. (Laughs) But I am happy very happy.”

Tanisha Lopez
“I want to thank you guys for the donation; it is highly appreciated.”


The donations came in the form of baby products from the Santiago Castillo Group and James Brodie and Company Limited.

Aisha Trapp Rudon


Aisha Trapp Rudon, Marketing Manager, San Cas Group
“We have to say Happy New Year’s And congratulations to Miss Tanisha Lopez for a bouncing baby boy; nine pounds. We did a donation to her for her baby an entire case of Huggies active set. Luckily we chose a size, medium because the baby like I said is a bouncing baby boy at nine pounds. We also gave her some Huggies wipes; Huggies bath and body products and also for mommy, we gave her some Ovaltine packages which is for revitalization and also to help her with her breast milk. We also gave her some seven seas vitamins which is very much needed right now for her.”

Melissa Velasquez


Melissa Velasquez, Medical Rep., James Brodie Co. Ltd.
“We made a donation courtesy of Johnson and Johnson and Brodies containing various baby products from Johnson and Johnson.  It contains Johnson baby oil, the soaps, lotions, shampoos and various other products.”


But it appeared to be Christmas all over again in January courtesy of San Cas Group. Marketing Manager, Aisha Trapp Rudon and her team also delivered packages to all New Year’s babies and their mothers in the maternity ward.


Aisha Trapp Rudon
“Everyone that’s here that has a baby or is having a baby today is going to receive a package from San Cas which includes the Huggies diaper active set, bath and products from Huggies and also Ovaltine. So everybody that is here, congrats to them and they are going to receive a package. As you all know this is something that we do every year and we plan to continue doing it.”


Romarion, among ten others at the K.H.M.H., is only a percentage of the number of babies born countrywide. Public Relations Officer at the K.H.M.H., Sheena Garnett, gave some fun facts about births.

Sheena Garnett


Sheena Garnett, Public Relations Officer, K.H.M.H.
“For the year January first 2012 to December thirty-first 2012, we’ve had one thousand eight hundred and forty-four births. Of those, for boys we had eight hundred and fifty five boys and for girls we had nine hundred and eighty-nien girls. So far since the year started, we’ve had eleven births so far.”


Duane Moody for News Five.

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1 Response for “And the first baby for 2013 is…”

  1. Tashy says:

    Sweet some great news for this year. Wish the family best of luck and keep your family strong with God

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