by Eulana Weekes
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): May 31 is designated as Centenarians Day in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis to recognise and honour the contributions of all persons who have achieved a milestone of 100 years.
To date, there are ten centenarians living in the Federation.
The four centenarians in Nevis are:
Ms Mary Browne -106 years
Ms Eliza Jeffers – 103 years
Mr Bertram Roach – 100 years
Mr Clarence Ezekiel Henderson Williams – 100
The centenarians in St.Kitts include:
Ms Ruby Thomas – 102 years
Mr George David – 102 years
Ms Agnes Kelsick – 101 years
Ms Angeline Revan – 101 years
Ms Frances Ann Prince – 100 years
Ms Esther Harris – 101 years
The two eldest centenarians reside in Nevis, Ms Mary Browne and Ms Eliza Jeffers.
Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Marcella Liburd, Deputy Governor General Ms Hyleta Liburd, as well as Minister responsible for Social Development in the Nevis Island Administration – Ms Jahnel Nisbett, visited and distributed tokens of appreciation to the Centenarians on Nevis on Tuesday, May 30.
In St. Kitts, May 31, the centenarians received similar recognitions from the Governor General. The Governor General expressed her appreciation to them for their many years of service and wisdom to the Federation. Students who attend schools within the vicinity of the centenarian’s residence also presented gift baskets to them on behalf of the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Aging and Disabilities.
The centenarians sang, conversed, and expressed gratitude for the love and appreciation.