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Laurine Gilkes

Laurine Gilkes was born in Farm Tenantry Road, St. Peter. The last of six children, she attended a private elementary school run by Cordy Rollock in the same parish; school fees were a penny a week.   For many Barbadians in that era, there was limited education and...

Beryl Mabel Whitney

Beryl Mabel Whitney was the "lady of the hour" when relatives and friends gathered at the home of her daughter, Lola Bynoe, where Beryl currently resides, to celebrate the special milestone on October 9. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, who joined via Skype, headed...

Coral Harris

Coral Harris was one of several post-war West Indian immigrants who journeyed to the United Kingdom on board the Monte Soriemento – one of the HM’S British Windrush line of vessels in search of better opportunities. Like most West Indians, the British winters proved...

Elsie Eileen Carrington

Elsie Carrington has a sharp wit that belies her 100 years and is not afraid to speak frankly on any subject. On Sunday, September, 27, Elsie was the “lady of the hour” as Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, via Skype, joined relatives in the celebrations at No. 57,...

Centenarians of Barbados – The Foundation Builders

This project is co-developed by the Barbados Government Information Service, the National Committee on Ageing and the Barbados Museum and Historical Society.
Centenarians of Barbados: Foundation Builders proposes to be an informative and interactive space for all Barbadians which highlights the significant milestone of becoming a centenarian.

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My father said that travelling is an education and at 16 years old, he gave my brother and I a trip to St. Lucia.” – John Foster

I like a Waltz, Two-Step and Rumba – all the old-time dancing, I would like.” – Icilma Marsh

…Both together, Angostura Bitters and Hennessy in my tea to start the day.” – Melville Williams