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SOCIAL SCENE: Cocktails with Baroness Benjamin

Gercine Carter

SOCIAL SCENE: Cocktails with Baroness Benjamin

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When British Baroness Floella Benjamin visited Barbados recently for Global Entrepreneurship Week, British High Commissioner Paul Brummell and his wife Ivama hosted a cocktail reception in her honour.
The British actress, author, television presenter, businesswoman and politician is the first black woman to be made Chancellor of the University of Exeter. She was born in Trinidad and went to England at age ten.
Many of the guests attending the Ben Mar reception were eager to hear her story, and in the affable style for which she has become known in Britain, she accommodated them with the stories of her life and experiences, not sparing a chuckle throughout the evening.