The first baby born at Victoria Hospital for 2017 was a 7 lb, 8 oz boy.
The baby, whose name is Khyrie, was born to 34 year old Natasha Wildred-Fevrier of Babonneau.
He was born at eleven minutes past midnight.
The mother told the Times that the birth was not difficult because breathing techniques she learned at the health centre helped.
Wilfred-Fevrier disclosed that she already has an eleven year old daughter.
Up to 11:45 a.m. on January 1, 2017, a total of three babies had been born at VH and more were expected.