(SOURCE: Antigua Newsroom) – Born in Barbados on May 13, 1914, Hyacinth Mottley is being celebrated in Antigua & Barbuda today as she celebrates her 106th birthday.
Mottley has been living in Antigua for over 75 years. In her early years, she worked as a helper in many prominent households.
In the mid-1950’ s she decided to leave domestic work behind and work for herself. She began by selling trinkets and other goods out of a suitcase. She gained hundreds of clients many of whom later sought her out for her wisdom, insight and help in dealing with life’s challenges.
Her favourite foods are ground provisions, pepperpot, lettuce and citrus fruits.
She credits her longevity to God.