Meet Mr. Douglas Grant of Barnes Hill!!
Antigua and Barbuda’s NEWEST CENTENARIAN!!
Malcolm’s profession was a businessman where he owned and operated heavy duty machinery i.e. tractors, trucks, haulage equipment. He ultimately retired in 1980. However, prior to his business enterprises, Malcolm was engaged in a number of
private sector farming activities on his parent’s farm in Bathlodge.
He later gained employment at the United States’ Air Force Base in Coolidge where he was a heavy duty operator. On leaving the American Base, he sought employment at the Antigua
Syndicate Estate Company, where he was employed as a Tractor operator; he worked in excess of twenty years. In 1958, he was advised by his father in law, the late Hercules Carty of Barbuda, to invest in tractors. This was a successful endeavour where he
cultivated lands at Coconut Hall, Parham Lodge, Longford as well as other agricultural areas within Antigua and Barbuda.
Throughout his career, Douglas Malcolm Grant aka
Manny was considered to be the best tractor operator in particular the preparation of agricultural lands. During that business enterprise he trained a number of young men in the community in the area of tractor maintenance and operation.
Malcolm Grant was married to the late Nurse Ina May-Carty
Grant and that union produced five children.
He is a member of the Greenbay Moravian Church!