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Island’s latest centenarian dazzled by GG


The island’s latest centenarian Sydney Burke (left) enjoying the company of Governor General, Sir Elliott Belgrave.

It was a dream come true for Barbados’ latest centenarian, Sydney Burke, when Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave visited her at the Love and Care Senior Citzens Home today.

According to her grand daughter Angela Ashby, Burke was eagerly looking forward to his visit since the nurses at the home situated in Dover Christ Church, informed her he was coming.

Burke, formerly of Trent’s and Harrises, St Lucy, was all smiles and glowing when the Governor General arrived, bearing cards and wine, as is customary.

They chatted for a few minutes and Burke seemed mesmerized by his presence.


Birthday girl Sydney Burke with her great grandson Kahlil Yearwood.

Ashby said her grandmother is still in good health and can still hold a lucid conversation.

“Yes she forgets somethings because of her age and that’s understandable, but she is still really alert and talks a lots,” she said.

She added that she was very strict and hard working in her younger days and very God fearing.

Burke has seven children, one of whom is now deceased, and was never married.

She will celebrate with her family and friends tomorrow at her birthday party. (DB)

6 Responses to Island’s latest centenarian dazzled by GG

  1. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock May 30, 2015 at 7:35 pm


  2. Trina Lowe
    Trina Lowe May 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    And continues to be graceful 🙂 More life gran

  3. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley May 31, 2015 at 5:07 am

    looking nowhere near 100, congratulations

  4. ken May 31, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Congrats Ms. Burke! You certainly don’t look your age. You look at least 20 years younger. May God continue to bless you richly.

  5. Patrick Blackman May 31, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Very cool…

  6. k June 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

    God bless .


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