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Emeta Weekes

There was a gathering of family and close friends in Harmony Hall St. Philip to celebrate Barbados' newest Centenarian - Ms. Emeta Weekes.   Acting President of Barbados, His Excellency The Very Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Douglas Gibson, visited with Ms. Weekes...

Edwardina Leona Haynes

Edwardina Leona Haynes was born in Barbados on May 4th, 1922, to Rupert and Ianthe Standard in the Parish of St. Michael. She had one sibling, Dr. Kenneth Standard who migrated to Jamaica in 1962, where he resided until his death.  Edwardina or “Deane” as she is...

Jessie Cecilia Rudder

Jessie Cecilia Rudder was born on December 24, 1921, on the island of Barbados, West Indies.  She is the third of six children born to Phillip and Annie Goddard of Halls Road, St. Michael.  She completed her secular education at Church Village School.  She married...

Daphne Weekes

Barbados’ latest centenarian could not contain her excitement as she celebrated her 100th birthday in the company of friends and family. Daphne Weekes, affectionately known as “Daff”, received a virtual visit and gifts from President Dame Sandra Mason on Sunday,...

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