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Orville Harcourt Clarke

Orville Clarke made a name for himself as a shoemaker who specialised in creating various types of footwear, be it casual, formal or athletic. Born in Reed Street, St. Michael, Mr. Clarke was educated at Wesley Hall and St. Mary’s Boys’ Schools.   On leaving...

Suzanna Bourne

Suzanna Bourne was in a jubilant mood as she and family members sang the chorus Praise God to usher in her 100th birthday celebrations. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason joined relatives via Skype as they toasted the matriarch and sang happy birthday at the home of...

Etheline Louise Graham

This island’s latest centenarian Etheline Louise Graham was the “lady of the hour” as relatives and friends gathered to celebrate the special milestone yesterday. Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, who joined via Skype, headed the list of well-wishers as the...

Isa Wilhelmina Wickham

Isa Wickham was the lady of the hour when Governor General Dame Sandra Mason joined in the birthday celebrations on July 11th via Skype, along with the staff of the St. Michael Geriatric Hospital, to celebrate her milestone. Dame Sandra expressed thanks to the staff...

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