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Gwendolyn Campbell was born and raised in Panama. Her parents were both Barbadians who migrated to Panama during the construction of the canal, but it was not until later in her life that she had the opportunity to travel to Barbados. Gwendolyn’s first husband was from Jamaica and she met him in the Canal Zone. They later separated and she met and married Mr. Campbell, who was also from Jamaica. Now a widow, Gwendolyn has two daughters, one of whom works as a missionary, and although they speak both Spanish and English, her grandchildren mostly speak Spanish and are hesitant to use English. One of Gwendolyn’s hopes for the younger generations of her community is that Spanish-speaking Panamanians and English-speaking Panamanians of West Indian descent learn to integrate and live together.