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VI recognises newest centenarian- Mrs Emogene A. Creque

Acting Governor Mrs Rosalie Adams presented the Virgin Islands’ newest centenarian, Mrs Emogene A. Creque, left, with a bouquet and a birthday card from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photo: Governor’s Office/Facebook
Also visiting Mrs Emogene A. Creque on her 100th birthday on July 22, 2019 were Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), right, and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), left. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Also visiting Mrs Emogene A. Creque on her 100th birthday on July 22, 2019 were Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), right, and Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9), left. Photo: GIS/Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the first female entrepreneurs in the territory, Mrs Emogene Augusta Creque is now the Virgin Islands’ newest centenarian.

Mrs Creque celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday, July 22, 2019.

As part of the Government of the Virgin Islands’ tradition to honour ‘golden citizens’, Mrs Creque received a $5,000 cheque, a bouquet of flowers as well as a card issued by Her Majesty the Queen to commemorate her 100th birthday.

The card was hand delivered by Acting Governor Mrs Rosalie Adams.

Also visiting Mrs Creque on her 100th birthday were Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL), Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) as well as close family and friends.

Mrs Emogene A. Creque was born July 22, 1919 in Road Town Tortola to the late Frederick Pickering, the first commissioner of Tortola and Anita Nibbs.

She married the late Henry Osmond Creque OBE in 1942 and their union produced seven (7) children.

Mrs Emogene is now the proud grandparent to thirteen (13) grandchildren and sixteen (16) greatgrandchildren.

According to the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Emogene Augusta Creque “made a small but significant contribution towards the advancing of women in her community while she worked assiduously and steadfastly away from the limelight. This multi-faceted yet reserved woman pursued her interests and goals with a strong sense of purpose, dignity and unwavering belief in her own ability and God.”

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