Prime Minister Gaston Browne Pays Tribute To Centenarians
Friday 8th June, 2018 –Prime Minister Gaston Browne has paid tribute to Antigua and Barbuda’s centenarians on the observance of Centenarians’ Week.
In an address, the head of government said the 21 men and women who are this country’s oldest citizens should be cherished and protected as throughout their lifetime, they have experienced difficult times and fought for improved conditions, which have ultimately contributed to their long life.
With improved working conditions, salary increases and the championing of workers’ rights, Mr. Browne said life has been made better for Antiguans and Barbudans, with a life expectancy of 76 years.
According to the Ministry of Social Transformation, the oldest centenarian is Lillian Edwards of Cassada Gardens who is 105 years old, while the oldest male is Jacob Alexander Turner of Seatons who recently celebrated his 104th birthday.