Thursday, April 18, 2024

‘Do more’ for centenarians

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BARBADOS NEEDS TO celebrate its centenarians with greater “fanfare”.

That is the view of Minister for Social Care Steve Blackett, who was speaking yesterday morning at the George Lamming Primary School at the introduction of the first Centennial Awards and the induction of Elise Weekes, mother of entertainer Desmond Weekes, as the first person into the Centennial Hall Of Fame.

Weekes, who resides in New York, is formerly of 2nd Avenue, Carrington Village, Tweedside Road, St Michael, which is a stone’s throw away from the school. Her birthday was yesterday, but celebrations were held in New York last Sunday and there is another function on Sunday.

Blackett disclosed that as of yesterday, there were 54 centenarians in the island. He said the Centennial Awards should have been introduced a long time ago.

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