This is Dawnamay, who lives and works on the island. We outline details of Dawnamay's family, her employment history, and interests.
bb: how old are you?
DB: I am 48 years old.
bb: tell us about your family background?
DB: I was born in Barbuda and have lived here most of my life, although I lived in Antigua for three years. I have travelled to Puerto Rico and the USA. I am married with two children. My husband and daughter are teachers at the Holy Trinity School; my daughter is a graduate of the University of the West Indies. My son is a chef at The Beach House at Palmetto Point.
bb: what is your job description?
DB: I am civil servant at the Barbuda Post Office and Central Government Office. I am the cashier, I collect revenue, prepare wages, deliver packages, and collect duty.
bb: what skills are required?
DB: I need to be able to deal with members of the public, to be friendly, helpful and efficient. Being good at maths is helpful with balancing the accounts.
bb: how do you spend your free time?
DB: I enjoy making crafts,walking, nature, and poetry. I have written poetry since I was in school at age 15. I was encouraged by teachers and have written several poems since then. The themes are the paths of life, the mighty hand of God, and my island home ... here is one -
“If one journeys into our woods
and is greeted by the aroma
one thinks the Almighty God has given us a part of Eden.”
bb: That's so lovely! Thank you Dawnamay, we wish you well for the future.