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December 24th, 2023
VI’s oldest citizen Ms Enelle Smith celebrates 105th birthday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the territory’s centenarians, Ms Enelle Smith, celebrated her 105th birthday on December 22, 2023.

September 16th, 2023
Centenarian Mrs Iris L. Harrigan celebrated with card & flowers from King Charles III

NORTH VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Virgin Islands’ newest centenarian, Mrs Iris L. Harrigan has been celebrated on reaching the milestone of 100 years old when family, friends, VI legislators along with the Governor of the territory paid the centenarian a visit to present her with flowers and a card from His Majesty, King Charles III.

October 23rd, 2021
'The Judge' William I. Rhymer passes away @ age 104

ROUND HILL, Tortola, VI - Tortola resident and former sailor, Mr William I. Rhymer aka 'The Judge' who held the title of being the oldest living person in the Virgin Islands (VI) has died at age 104 in the early hours of this morning, Saturday, October 23, 2021.

November 11th, 2020
'The Judge' William I. Rhymer turned 104 on November 9, 2020

ROUND HILL, Tortola, VI- While many persons desire to at least achieve 3 scores and 10 (70 years), Tortola resident and former farmer and sailor, Mr William Isaac Rhymer has been blessed with 5 scores and 4 and, while he has gone completely blind, his mental faculty is unbelievably sharp as a razor.

November 9th, 2019
William I. Rhymer turns 103 & 'feeling good!'

ROUND HILL, Tortola, VI- One of the Virgin Islands' popular centenarians, Mr William I. Rhymer, continues to be blessed with longevity and today, November 9, 2019, he is celebrating his 103rd birthday.

July 24th, 2019
VI recognises newest centenarian- Mrs Emogene A. Creque

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the first female entrepreneurs in the territory, Mrs Emogene Augusta Creque is now the Virgin Islands’ newest centenarian.

March 29th, 2018
Centenarian Christalia Gibbs-Hodge passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A stalwart senior citizen and centenarian, Mrs Christalia Gibbs-Hodge, has died.

August 25th, 2017
VI’s newest centenarian is Aleatha K. Smith-Fraser

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- She had a tough early years as when her mother passed way she had to take on the responsibility of helping to taking care of her 10 siblings and then when her husband died she was left to singlehandedly raise 11 children; however, Aleatha K. Smith-Fraser persevered, through the grace of God she says, and yesterday, August 24, 2017 celebrated her 100th birthday.

May 1st, 2017
Saluting a centenarian jewel, Christalia Gibbs-Hodge

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The month of May is designated as Senior Citizens' Month, and the theme this year is Age Out Loud, which is intended to give aging a new voice- one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging.

April 16th, 2017
Mrs Josephine Rhymer passes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was a sad day for both the Rhymer family and the Territory when Mrs Josephine Rhymer, who along with her husband held the distinction of being the longest surviving married couple in the Virgin Islands, passed away on April 12, 2017.

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