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...
Coral Harris

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 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,...
Orville Harcourt Clarke

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

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...