Beloved centenarian Rachel Lloyd dies at 104

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Beloved centenarian Rachel Edith ‘Amelia’ James Lloyd passed away on Saturday at the age of 104. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP

Lloyd, formerly of Freetown Village, was the oldest centenarian of Antigua and Barbuda.

She lived a full life and was always showered with love by her family and friends.

May her family and friends find comfort in this time of bereavement.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this time as they mourn the loss of their loved one.

Sleep on Rachel, may your soul rest in perpetual peace.

To date there are 24 living centenarians of Antigua and Barbuda.

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  1. Condolences to ALL on the passing over of Rachel Edith ‘Amelia’ James Lloyd after 104 years of excellence!
    We must know this and never, never forget it: “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
    Our Centenarians had few choices within the economic system to earn a living: “washing, cleaning, working in the canefield and picking cotton.”
    They provided the labor that produced the economic wealth and cultural benefits of our colonizers.
    Our Centenarians survived by practicing the fundamental economic principle: “eat a little, save a little and spend a little.” And, spiritually, they internalized hope of a better future through religion.
    Now, “What’s in your hand?” smartphone, iPhone, tablet – a computer! Use it as a beginner, learn all you can about the electronic device – computer science, coding. Use it to research, study, learn STEM subjects ; Economics; Finance; business subjects – Bookkeeping, Accounting; Caribbean History (consciousness).
    Apply the knowledge to start businesses. With your Antiguan & Barbudan entrepreneurial spirit mixed with your talent, skill and capability, create, innovate and build business enterprises and get things done. And, for whatever reason, you ‘hit the ground’, always, always get back up! Never give up!
    Our education system MUST prioritize STEM and business curriculum, powered by our Caribbean creative Arts (consciousness), pre-K to tertiary. Move in the right direction!

    HEALTH CRISIS, yesterday, today and tomorrow! It’s time for all of us to act to improve our health and strengthen our immune system.
    The venerable Centenarian-members of Living Legends from life’s experiences in historical context, say to all of us, especially our youths, simply:
    Develop a Culture of Health. EAT BETTER and EXERCISE MORE so that we can all TAKE CONTROL OF OUR HEALTH and be better together.
    Plant, Eat and Trade – PET action! – fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
    Grow Herbs in the garden and use them.
    “You have only one mind and one body. Take care of them now, especially if you’ re young, for the rest of your life.”

    “The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth, and he that is wise will not abhor them.”
    “You are what you eat.”
    “Health is Wealth. Wealth is not Health.”
    “Save our Environment, Save our Soil, Save our Youths, Save our Humanity!

    Blessings!

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