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Barbados’ newest centenarian

Barbados’ newest centenarian Inna Ernestine Howard was the centre of attention at the Golden Towers Nursing Home, Welches Gardens, St Michael today.

Howard was happy and full of joy and excitement when she received a visit from Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave, as well as family and friends who celebrated the milestone with her.

Those gathered were impressed with her ability to read the birthday card delivered to her by Sir Elliott on behalf of the Queen. 


Inna Howard reads her birthday card from the Queen

However, Howard said reading those few congratulatory lines was easy, as she often read the fine print from her Bible to other residents at the nursing home.


Governor General Sir Elliot Belgrave celebrates with Barbados’ newest centenarian.

 The mother of two, who worked as a seamstress, canteen manager and in the area of room service at the old Hilton Hotel told Barbados TODAY she began counting down to this day since the beginning of September.

“I feel blessed. I am happy. I lived a good life,” the former community worker declared. (AH)

3 Responses to Barbados’ newest centenarian

  1. janette reifer October 12, 2015 at 8:25 am

    The card should have some lbs in it so she can buy herself a drink.

  2. Rawle Maycock
    Rawle Maycock October 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Congratulations on reaching your milestone.

  3. sunshinecanada October 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    She don’t need the drink, thats why she look so Well, Congratulations, Cuz Howard


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