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Back for 100th birthday

Carlos Atwell

Back for 100th birthday

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Barbados’ newest centenarian is 100 per cent Barbadian, but she doesn’t actually live in Barbados.
However, Millicent Sobers would not celebrate her 100th birthday anywhere else.
Born in St John, she only left these shores in 1999 to live with relatives in England, but when the big day approached, she returned to the warmth of her homeland.
Still, the visit will be short-lived as she leaves again early next month. In the meantime, family from both England and Barbados will be sharing in the milestone.
Sobers had a party last Saturday and a visit from Acting Governor General Elliott Belgrave yesterday on her birthday.
Sobers said she was “feeling okay”, adding it was good food and drink and the grace of God which have kept her going.
Here, centenarian Millicent “Stella” Sobers (left, seated) sharing a toast with Acting Governor General Elliott Belgrave (right, seated) as her daughters and stepson (from left) Pearl Cumberbatch, Coleridge Sobers, Morva Dixon and Colleen Moore share in the fun.