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Iyola Margarita Parris

Iyola Parris is a “Trini to de bone”, and enjoys all things Trinidadian.  In her younger days, she enjoyed a good party and the day was not complete unless she listened to her favourite calypsonian, the Mighty Sparrow. The centenarian, whose youthful looks belie her...

Esmay Williams

Esmay Williams was one of the more sought after seamstresses in the close nit St. Simon’s, St. Andrew district. Her creative designs were the talk of the town with important Christian celebrations such as Christmas and Easter being the busiest times for trendy...

Neta Eugene Daniel

Neta Daniel stirred a “good cou cou” with marvelous results in her heyday.  She did not keep that culinary skill to herself, but shared it with her daughters and others willing to learn.  That skill and others were highlighted during her birthday...

Lottie Germaine Edwards-Bishop

Lottie Edwards-Bishop (Aunt Lot) is a treasure to her children, other relatives and well-wishers.  At the age of 100, she is able to recall past events in Barbados and highlights of the family history dating back decades; paint; do gardening and...

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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1 246 535-1900


Barbados Government Information Service

Old Town Hall, Cheapside, Barbados

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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