Barbados has record for World’s Second Oldest Man – BARP honours 110 year old for his longevity & health

The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) presented a framed Gordon Brooks photograph of 110 year old James Sisnett to the ‘super-centenarian’ himself at a special ceremony recently. The taking and presentation of the photograph was the idea of Jean Springer, Chairperson of the BARP Membership Committee, who felt it would be an appropriate way of honouring Mr. Sisnett’s achievement of being recorded as the world’s 2nd oldest man at this time, and was an ideal way to bring to a conclusion the Association’s activities marking Senior Citizens’ Month.

Jean Springer looks on as James Sisnett admires the photograph being presented by BARP President Ernest Batson

Jean Springer looks on as James Sisnett admires the photograph being presented by BARP President Ernest Batson

Making the presentation on behalf of BARP, the Association’s President Ernest Batson remarked that perhaps we need to re-visit the expectation of people living just ‘three score years and ten’ and also congratulated Mr. Sisnett on the re-naming of the road on which he lives in Ellerton St. George as James Sisnett Road.

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  1. On one hand I read the other day about the high literacy rate that we boast
    so proudly of in Barbados and then along comes a story like the one posted above. Which indicated that we can read and write but simply have no human resources skills. Once again, demonstrating that these store owners concentrate so much on profitability and neglect proper training programmes for their staff.

    A comment like the one made to this gentleman about his size would have been looked on as discrimination in many countries today. Certainly in the one in which I live in!

    Never thought much about S Y Adams and think less of it now.

  2. I think you meant my SY Adam story, this is the BARP item on James Sisnett? LOL

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