Iyola Margarita Parris

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

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 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 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...
Laurine Gilkes

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

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...