Eugenie Blanchard Category:SERVICEFull NameEugenie Blanchard IslandSt Barthelemy Date of BirthFebruary 16th 1896 Place of BirthSt Barthelemy Born just after the first x-ray machine had been unveiled, Eugenie Blanchard was born in the Merlette neighbourhood in St. Barthelemy. Eugenie worked very hard from a young age, tending to the garden and taking care of the family’s animals. [...]
Toussaint L’Ouverture Category:SERVICEFull NameToussaint L’Ouverture IslandHaiti Date of Birth20th May 1743 Place of BirthSaint-Domingue One of the greatest generals that has ever lived, Toussaint L’Ouverture is someone we most definitely had to honour. With varying accounts about his life and we are sure stories have changed over time, writing a completely accurate account may prove [...]
Sir Edney Cain Category:SERVICEFull NameSir Edney Cain IslandBelize Date of Birth1924 Place of BirthBelize Sir Henry Edney Conrad Cain's dedication and commitment to his country throughout his career was recognized in 1965, 1976 and 1986 when he was awarded the member of the British Empire and Knight Bachelor by her Majesty the Queen. One of [...]
Mary Seacole Category:SERVICEFull NameMary Seacole IslandJamaica Date of Birth1805 Place of BirthKingston Mary Seacole was born in 1805, (apparently she kept the actual date a secret) in the beautiful island of Jamaica. Her father was a Scottish soldier and her mother was Jamaican. Her mother ran a boarding house for invalid soldiers and their wives [...]
Laurelle Richards Category:SERVICEFull NameLaurelle "Yaya" Richards IslandSt. Martin Date of Birth28th April 1955 Place of BirthFreetown Affectionately known as Yaya, Laurelle Richards is the eldest of her nine siblings born in St. Martin. Richards obtained a sewing diploma from Clara Mingo. Laurelle Richards left school aged 16, to help her parents raise her brothers and [...]
Alphonse Girandy Category:SERVICEFull NameAlphonse Girandy IslandGuadaloupe Date of Birth21st January 1868 Place of BirthGuadaloupe Alphonse Girandy was a seamen in the Royal Navy who served in the Spanish-American war in 1898. On March 31st 1901, whilst Girandy was serving on board the USS Petrel a fire ignited. The fire eventually took the life of the [...]