Barbados is one of the leading countries in the world with the highest number of centenarians per capita. Based on 2016 figures from the now defunct National Committee on Ageing, 114 people over 100 years old were alive. This works out to about 39.9 centenarians per 100 000 people. This puts the nation second only to Japan in the ratio of centenarians in the population. In 2016 the Barbados Postal service paid tribute to citizens of Barbados who have lived for a century with a limited edition stamp issue, aptly called Centenarians of Barbados. The 27 centenarian stamps featured portraits of some Bajans who have died and others who are still alive. Twenty of the stamps feature people who were 100 years old at the time of printing, while the remaining seven feature “semi-super centenarians,” who are between 105 and 109 years old, and “super centenarians” who are amazingly 110 years old or older. Between 1991 and 2017, Barbados was home to 600 centenarians.