Former Senator and Diplomat, Barbados
Cyralene Gale was a Barbadian businesswoman and former senator.
Cyralene Gale was born in Barbados to mother Enid Applewhaite and father Cyril Clarke. She was educated at Girls' Foundation School.
She worked at Bookers' Ltd in Barbados before going to Britain where she worked with London Transport and Barclays Bank. She returned to Barbados in 1960.
Gale served as a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) senator from 1964-1966 and again from 1971-1975, during and following a career as a columnist and Women’s Editor for the Barbados Advocate.
Cyralene established Duffs Business College International in Bridgetown in 1966, and remained its Managing Director for nine years.
In 1976, she was named Barbados’s first female high commissioner with a posting to Canada.
Subsequently, Cyralene and her husband, Ian, launched and ran their beloved Bequia Book Shop in Bequia, St. Vincent and the grenadines for 20 years.
Cyralene was predeceased by her husband, Ian Gale, a former Manager of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation. She was the mother of daughter, Cheryl Elliot.
Cyralene Gale passed away peacefully in the early evening of Sunday, 8 July 2018