Centenarian Mr. George Benjamin celebrating his 102nd birthday today

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Biography

George Theophilus Benjamin

 

George Theophilus Benjamin was born on May 22, 1919 to parents,     Henrietta David and George Benjamin in the village of Ebenezer. He is the last of (10) children. In 1950 he married the love of his life, Gwendolyn Simon.

Mr. Benjamin fathered (8) eight children (5) five boys and (3) three girls, namely Cynthia Benjamin, Franklyn Benjamin, Olivette Benjamin (deceased), Dr. Philmore Benjamin, Hugh Benjamin, Beres Ford Benjamin, Judith Benjamin and Nigel Benjamin.

Over the years, Mr. Benjamin took delight in farming and could be considered a small farmer a profession which provided a means to support his family. He also worked as a laborer. He is a strong believer in the Christian faith and regularly attended the Cedar Hall Moravian Church. He cherishes a variety of music and he recalls many stories from his childhood. Often he can be heard humming songs like “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” and “Jesus Loves Me” which are two of his favorite songs. He believes in many sayings like “the early bird catches the worm”, “a stitch in time saves nine” and “early to bed early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise”. He is inspired by these quotes and recites them from time to time.

While he enjoys a variation of fruits and vegetables, his favorite food is “fungie and salt fish”.

In the late 1990’s he migrated to the United States of America where he currently resides in Miami, Florida.

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  1. Happy birthday to you Mr. Benjamin 🎂🥳🎉🎈🎁🎊 may Jehovah continue to bless you 🙏🏿

  2. Congratulations Mr. George Theophilus Benjamin on your 102 years of excellence!
    We must all 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. Apply the knowledge to start businesses. With your Antiguan and 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.
    Our economic growth and social development REQUIRE that transformation. 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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