(ZIZ News) — Government officials, friends and family members gathered at the Pogson Hospital on Monday to celebrate the birthday of another of the Federation’s centenarians.
Amos Davis, born in 1916 is now 100 years old.
Governor General His Excellency Sir S.W Tapley Seaton GCMG, CVO, QC, JP in his official capacity wished Davis a happy birthday, and stated that it is important to cherish the elderly in the Federation.
“As someone who is an elderly person in our community we have to treasure these lives and we have to treasure the contributions that they have made and so i thought that it was only good and proper for me to come in my own capacity and on behalf of her majesty the queen and as her representative to extend best wishes and happy birthday to Mr. Davis. I know that he is here at Pogson but by all means we certainly wish him better health and look forward to him being around for quite a while,” he said.
Also present was Minister of State within the Ministry of Gender Affairs And Social Services, the Hon. Wendy Phipps.
She congratulated Mr. Davis on the milestone and thanked him for the example that he has set stating, “You have joined the ranks of a number of centenarians; individuals who have successfully batted to 100 and beyond and for that we congratulate you. We thank God for your life and we also thank you for being a living example of the potential for longevity; of being able to live long and to live for the most part a healthy life.”
Deputy Director of Social Services, Ann Wigley greeted Davis on behalf of her department and wished him more birthdays.
“We are so pleased to be here to reach this milestone with you brother Amos and we do hope that the next time we visit you, you I’ll be at home. With god’s blessing from the social services, community and development, we bring you greetings and hope that you live to see many, many more,” she said.
Those present sang the birthday song for the centenarian and a token was presented to Mr. Davis by social assistance officer Francine Pollock.