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Updated: Apr 26

My Mum, 2nd Runner Up, Meridian Festival 1970

My mum was a contestant in a beauty pageant in 1970. She was 2nd runner up. Her outfit was made by my grandmother. My grandmother was an entrepreneur and a multi-skilled person. Widowed at a very young age with seven children, she sold part of her land to start a grocery store. She also stocked fabrics, trims, and fashion accessories and provided tailoring services to her community. She achieved all these with very little education and she became the first businesswoman on the island.

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