Dominica’s oldest citizen turns 111

Violet Joseph

Dominica’s oldest citizen Violet Joseph is celebrating her 111th birthday today.

A small ceremony was held at her Cork Street residence, where she told persons that God is the only secret to her long life.

“I have no secret. The Almighty God is my only secret. You have to live right, love your neighbor as yourself and be kind to everyone,” she said.

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  1. A true dominica in the u.s.a
    January 29, 2010

    Shalom! (Peace) be unto this great matriach. What a blessing to be looking so good at that age. Indeed you did consume a lot of the natural foods that you probably grew This is a testimony to all of us that the fast foods and imported foods will not sustain or give us this kind of longetivity. May the immediate and extended family continue to surround her with continued love and affection so that she may live to be the oldest person in the world. I hope that she will make it to the Guiness World Records.

  2. NatureIsle
    January 29, 2010

    Honor your mother and father so your days will be long. To all the family and friends of Ms. Joseph, pull out your pen and paper, sit around her, beside her and listen to her stories. Take account and pass it on to generations to come. Now that’s a good thing.

  3. Jal
    January 29, 2010

    Nuff Respect to the family taking care of Her Excellency Violet, you all are Blessed.

  4. January 29, 2010

    Happy Birthday to you Granny, may god keep you strong going.

  5. January 29, 2010

    Happy birthday Ma Joseph, thank god 4 such a wonderful gift. 111, there cannot be a better gift . God is good all the time ,and all the time god is good. Enjoy your day.

  6. January 28, 2010

    Happy Birthday to you Grandma.

    Keep on eating the good food.

    Hopefully I will be chasing your number!

  7. jennifer
    January 28, 2010

    happy birthday to you grand ma and all the best one love

  8. nafko
    January 28, 2010

    happy birthday grand aunt wish u you many more to you.

  9. KAWAT
    January 28, 2010


  10. blanca
    January 28, 2010

    God Blessings on your life Ms. Joseph, Happy Birthday!!!!!

  11. Nick Ornstein
    January 28, 2010

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Joseph!!!!! My b’day is 2day as well btw.

  12. January 28, 2010

    Happy Birthday to you Granny!
    I would like to hear stories about your life you live..

    I wonder if I can chase that NUMBER!

  13. O_o
    January 28, 2010

    looking good

  14. de caribbean change
    January 28, 2010

    Looks like you must have poured alot of coconut milk in your cocoa tea and ate alot of breadfruit instead of flour bread. Well done, Mama.

  15. shay
    January 28, 2010

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And may the almighty God bless you with many many more birthdays. God’s guidance and protection be with you.

  16. Real dominican
    January 28, 2010

    mama happy birthday to you and may god give you another 15more years
    and i know with the yes we care programme the the PM put in place with sure you will reap from it .
    and the petro caribbe gas programme will be of benefit to you.
    Can you tell us the young ones what bring about your long life and tell us what we must eat.

  17. Merls
    January 28, 2010

    Happy Birthday… may god continue to grant you many more birthdays to come… God bless

    January 28, 2010

    wow she must have some really good stories. Stay strong Mam and i know you have loving people caring for you. Genuine love and care from relatives is important. Jah Bless.

  19. REV.Pastor RAWLS
    January 28, 2010

    Praise the Lord,Go Girl happy birthday,may the good Lord grant you many more to come.

    keep enjoying life.
    God bless you.

  20. fran
    January 28, 2010


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