Centenarian Celebrates Another Milestone

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Centenarian – Victoria Joseph – is today celebrating her 101 birthday, a milestone few in Antigua and Barbuda have attained.

Joseph currently resides in the village of Pares.

The Ministry of Social Transformation which, along with Government House, normally plans special activities for the nation’s most beloved elders, no official celebration has been organised for Ms. Joseph.

She is, however, expected to receive visits from members of the Christian community of Pares as well as her many family memebrs, friends and well-wishers.

SOURCE: POINTE XPRESS

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  1. Congratulations on your 101 years of excellence!
    Respect and honor Mrs.Victoria “Vicky” Joseph (SGOE), Senior Grandparent Order of Excellence!

    “A people (especially our youths) without knowledge of their past history is like a tree without roots.”
    Our venerable, noble, native Centenarians of African descent had few choices within the economic system of colonialism to earn a living: “Washing, cleaning, working in the canefield, picking cotton.”
    Their labor 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, spend a little.”
    Also, spiritually, they internalized hope of a better life, faith, through religion.

    Everything in life is related to STEM and business/entrepreneurship/trade.
    STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.
    Now our Centenarian grandparents ask us, especially our youths, “What’s in your hand?” The answer is a cell phone – smartphone, iPhone, tablet – a
    computer! Use it as a beginner to learn all you can about the electronic device – Computer Science; Coding. Use it to research, study, learn STEM subjects; Economics; Finance; Business subjects – Bookkeeping, finance/ forensic Accounting; Caribbean History.
    Apply the knowledge to start a business. With your Antiguan and Barbudan entrepreneurial spirit mixed with your talent, skill and capability, create, innovate and build business enterprises to produce and distribute goods and services of value we need for ourselves and others.

    Our education system MUST prioritize STEM, business/ entrepreneurship/trade curriculum powered by our OECS and CARICOM creative Arts in EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL and INSTITUTION, Pre-K to Tertiary, year-round, in school, extra-curricular programs (after school activities), summer.
    Our economic growth REQUIRE that transformation from the colonial education for elite management and unskilled labor.

    Respect

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