Yes, Dominica is a paradise island and it is famous for the fact that people live long here 🙂 Much of this is contributed by clean air, water and food.
When I came to Dominica for the first time, I couldn’t determine the age of the people â€“ only the shine in their eyes you might suspect that something is not usual. At first I would always guess wrongly, for example a guy who looks like 16 â€“ in fact was 23, a woman who you think is 37 years is maybe 50. It’s only now I got accustom and better predict peoples age. It then became clear to me that is more better live on an island where modern civilization is still minimal. In the big cities around the world, the average people at 50 -50 are already suffering with lumber spine, making difficult for to more around freely. In Dominica people at 50 can take part in the local carnival.
What I’m trying to say many people might object with it, long live is bored and not interesting, and most to all is hard and painful. Who will be caring for me at this age? Well then, here is a good example for you.
Not to long ago, Louisa Joseph, at the age of 108 years. The woman was born in August 8, 1899. She never drinks alcohol, didnâ€™t smoke and ate only local food, which she grown in her garden. She was only two times in hospital: November 29, 2007 and in the Christmas time the same year. (Account how old she was at that time?)
Louise also is mother of 10 children, grandmother of 48 grand children, 95 great grand children, 27 great great grand children and countless great great great grand children. Try to die here alone? On her funeral was presented the Prime Minister himself. 🙂
In the last few weeks, four Dominican centenarians have died, leaving the total number of persons over 100 living in Dominica at 16, still an impressive ratio in a population of just 70 000 people. The oldest living person in Dominica today is Violet Joseph from Roseau, who is 109 years old.
Dominicaâ€™s reputation for longevity was enhanced with the discovery of the worldâ€™s oldest person Elizabeth â€œMa Pampoâ€, which died at the age of 128 years in 2003. Although the Guinness Book of World Records refused to recognize her, because evidence people are not satisfied â€“ give them a paper, which wasnâ€™t extradite to the locals in those early times.