• Today
    July 17

  • 01:28 AM

Veronica’s fighting spirit


Added 21 January 2019


Veronica Jones as she graduated from the University of the West Indies Cave Hill campus. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Veronica Jones has always been a fighter. Though she never wore boxing gloves or trained in a ring, her life has been like an intense combat sports match. But no matter the obstacle, she always finds a way to roll with the punches.

She became a member of the differently abled community in 2000 after having a stroke that affected the right side of her body. The mother of two got inspiration from her children and learnt to walk and write again.

Last October, she graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus, with a degree in social work.

Overcoming physical challenges and difficulties in life, she wanted to share her story with other single parent women who may be experiencing hardship and be a source of motivation for them.

She recently sat down with EASY and talked about the journey.

When Veronica moved to Barbados in 1995 everything seemed to be like a fairy tale. She met her prince charming, got married and was planning to make a family. But things took a turn five years later when she had a stroke. (SB)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.



Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you think the schools starting earlier in the new school term will help with traffic management?