Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Grand Fond Villager Turns 100

The number of Dominicans living above the age of 100 increased to sixteen with the 100th birthday celebration of Christiana Cuffy James (Ma Price) of Grand Fond.

Of the sixteen, two are men.Ma Price celebrated the special occasion in the presence of government officials, relatives and most of the villagers of the small South Eastern village.

She attributed her longevity to a simple, happy lifestyle, and eating well with her favorite dish being roast codfish and cocoy (a type of banana), with no oil.

She also loves eating tonton (food, usually breadfruit pounded in a wooden mortar). The number of centenarians in Dominica reached a high of 22 in 2005.

The oldest living person in Dominica is Violet Joseph of Roseau at the age of 109.


At February 12, 2008 11:07 PM , Anonymous Steven Jacobs said...

I feel really good hearing about our people in Dominica. Makes me realize how much I'm missing in that beautiful country.


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