Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Birthday girl Alicia quiet on her big day


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BARBADOS’ LATEST CENTENARIAN has been described as a very committed and affectionate person by family members.

The newest member of the 100 club, Alicia Waithe, celebrated her big day yesterday among friends and family.

She was joined by Acting Governor General Sir Philip Greaves and Member of Parliament for Christ Church South and Minister of Health John Boyce at her Maxwell Meadows home.

Grandson Jerome Gittens spoke fondly of the woman known to many as “Mums”.

“I have known her to be very affectionate and very committed. When I was a young boy, she would give us any and everything that she had . . . . She expressed love and compassion even outside the family. Praying was part of her character. We all appreciate the fact that she was a praying grandmother,” said Gittens.

Waithe was also remembered by relatives as a very good cook up until a bad fall prevented her from cooking.

Although not very talkative yesterday, Waithe was said to be someone who was very sharp.

She was given a birthday card by Sir Philip on behalf of the Queen. (NM)


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