Photos: Johnny Barnes 90th Birthday, Magazine

June 20, 2013

[Updated with slideshow] Johnny Barnes — who will celebrate his 90th birthday this weekend — was featured in the July 2013 issue of Islands Magazine, which has a circulation of over 200,000. Mr. Barnes, well known as the morning greeter on Crow Lane, has spent many years waving to commuters in the morning.

The magazine article is below, you can click to enlarge the text:

Johnny Barnes Islands Magazine July 2013

Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell will be visiting Mr Barnes at the Crow Lane Roundabout tomorrow morning to present him with a gift to mark his 90th birthday.

Update June 21, 8.46am: A slideshow of Mr Barnes “birthday celebration” this morning is below.

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  1. Happy 90th Mr. Johnny Barnes !!!!!

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  2. ash tuck says:

    I guess I'm letting go of the event that I proposed back in February when no one in BDOT knew about JB's 90th. I imagined a shindig and asked Bermuda Tourism #BermudaTourism if they would be interested/able to support such an event given www.ashtucker.com finances are stretched erecting Bermuda's Culinary Creation Centre. I figure having an event would be better than just printing a whole lot of stuff ? Much like MPs or other random people hosting parties asking for cover charge... This could have been a GRAND opportunity... BDOT Tashae even mentioned something about burning t-shirts after being done with them if I wanted to... Told her straight 'I employ donating crap I have no use for. At least more people are aware of JB's Bday... http://ashtucker.com/2013/06/20/update-nearly-old-but-not-quite-there-yet/

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    • Umm.... says:

      Womp womp.

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    • HBD says:

      bitter barbara. bickering betty. NO BODY CARES

      Happy Birthday Johnny

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      • ash tuck says:

        you may not care to provide interconnection between public events and private experiences.

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  3. Happy Birthday says:

    Happpy Birthday Johnny,

    Ash Tuck who cares about your culinary centre its Johnny's Birthday. Do something positive with your time and go bake Johnny a cake.

    Great gesture Tourism!

    PS....I love the T-Shirts

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    • ash tuck says:

      You, like the BDOT are late. Not to worry, Johnny has his cake and is eating it too. He is Vegan.

      Of course, I am doing my time.

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  4. Winnie Dread says:

    Happy 90th earthday Mr Barnes, we love you too.

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  5. Burmp Burmp says:

    From reading the comments its seems that tho Ash Tuck is seeking attention espcially since her rant lead her into posting the link to her blog which im sure no one in particular will care to read being as all is seems to be is the ranting of an unsatisfied individual.

    All of this taken into consideration...so what your super birthday bash plan didnt pan out as "you" saw fit. I am sure the persons responsible saw that your proposal was probably more about pawing your "so called culinary delights" on unsuspecting well wishers more than celebrating Johnny.

    I am pleased that Dept of Tourism still took the time to plan and execute somthing to honor a man who has become one of our largest tourist attractions. WELL DONE Dept of Tourism. I am glad to see that while you cant support every initiate that is presented that you still step up to the plate in support.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY!

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    • ash tuck says:

      BURP BURP; another one bites the dust here. Not interested in producing my ‘culinary delights’ for this event as I told Tashae (BDOT) in Feb.2013. Didn’t have the capacity to produce food for this however; there are a few awesome bakers that probably would have invited the opportunity.

      Thanks for reading the blog you deemed no one will care to read. Seems you are contradicting yourself here. Nevertheless, birthday bash/campaign whatever, the flux of visitors, and locals alike may have liked to relax and absorb the food, entertainment and culture. Yes, JB enjoyed his crowded Crow Lane spot on Friday.

      Goes to show where you head is though- MATTHEW 7:6

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    • ash tuck says:

      @BURP BURP; another one bites the dust here. Not interested in producing my ‘culinary delights’ for this event as I told Tashae (BDOT) in Feb.2013. Didn’t have the capacity to produce food for this however; there are a few awesome bakers that probably would have invited the opportunity.

      Thanks for reading the blog you deemed no one will care to read. Seems you are contradicting yourself here. Nevertheless, birthday bash/campaign whatever, the flux of visitors, and locals alike may have liked to relax and absorb the food, entertainment and culture. Yes, JB enjoyed his crowded Crow Lane spot on Friday.

      Goes to show where you head is though- MATTHEW 7:6

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  6. Happy Birthday Johnny! says:

    Happy 90th Birthday Johnny!!!

    Where can i get a shirt????

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  7. Burmp Burmp says:

    @ Happy Birthday Johnny...Ash Tuck has one she is going to give away.

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  8. Dennis Robertson says:

    I had the extreem pleasure of working on your Island, I found for the most part the Islanders to be most freindly. I was most taken a back when first I saw Johny greeting all with his smile and a wave, from then on I would go out of my way to pass by and return to him the same type of wave and smile he afforded me...

    God bless you Johny and thank you for all the love you give to others, Have A Great B Day.

    From Canada

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  9. Trina Jones says:

    A very, very happy birthday to you, Johnny. I have your postcard you sent me on my desk in front of me, I see it and you EVERY day. I have your poster you sent me on my wall in my office, I see it and you EVERY day. The second poster you sent me I have given to a friend who loves it. I treasure the times we have spoken on the phone. If we are ever able to manage it financially, my family and I will come to Bermuda from New Zealand for the privilege of meeting you. I am sure Bermuda will have a birthday celebration befitting a man who has made such a difference to the world. I wish I could be there. Go well. :) xxx

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