Another Dominican joins centenarian list

Clementina Abraham
Clementina Abraham

Clementina “Ma Googoo” Abraham will join the list of Dominican centenarians when she celebrates her 100th birthday on March 8.

She presently resides in St. Thomas but she was born in Newtown on March 8, 1913.

Abraham, whose maiden name is Issac, attributes her long life to eating healthy and staying away from drugs, alcohol and partying.

Also named ‘Dada,’ Abraham never went to school since she was given the duty of taking care of a her siblings, all of whom are now deceased.

In Dominica Abraham grew her own food and raised animals for consumption.

“She told me she used to roast a fish called ‘Kah yee’ with the skin and guts and make a sauce with salt water and eat it,” Paul Alexander, President of Waseen Dominic Association of St. Thomas and St. John, told DNO.

During her life she bore 12 children, eight of whom are still alive.

Alexander noted that despite her age, Abraham still remains very active. She continues to do small chores such as washing dishes and is very alert.

“She always says that if she was still in Dominica she would still be walking to the shop to do her own groceries since it was very close to her home,” Alexander said.

One of her sons, Sylvester Abraham lives in Dominica. The others are Cynthia Abraham, Rosemary Abraham, Cyrilla Abraham, Maria Abraham, Clement Abraham, Errol Abraham and Cyril Abraham.

A birthday party will be held for Abraham on Saturday 9th March, 2013 in St. Thomas.

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  1. Strength
    March 9, 2013

    Happy birthday and God’s blessings to you,looking so young for your age was a good living thank the almighty for the breath of life and the flowing of the precious blood in your body

  2. FamilyofFamily
    March 6, 2013

    Happy Birthday Dada. Wish I could be there for the party. Wishing you all of God’s blessings and praying we get many more years with you

  3. Diane
    March 6, 2013

    I want to send wonderful birthday greeting to Ma Dada, my great aunt. I also want to say that Ma Dada’s youngest sister is still alive and living in Dominica. May she live as long as her sister.

  4. Agatha (Pity)
    March 6, 2013

    Happy 100th Birthday auntie hope you have many more to come love you very much. May God continue to give you strength love you.

  5. anonymous
    March 6, 2013

    Happy Birthday to ma gogo very strong and hard workin Lady

  6. Truth & Justice
    March 6, 2013

    Happy birthday to a jewel in Da’s Crown.
    It is nice that Waseen Dominic is looking out for our people on St. Thomas. Keep up the good work Mr. Paul Alexander.

  7. Truth & Justice
    March 6, 2013

    Happy Birthday to a jewel in Da’s crown.
    It is nice that Waseen Dominic is looking out for our people on St. Thomas. Keep up the good work Mr. Paul Alexander.

  8. Alex Bruno
    March 6, 2013

    Blessed 100th birthday wishes.


  9. van
    March 6, 2013

    So many centenarians from Dominica. Testament to a great Country. We are truly blessed, and so it should remain.

  10. Kairi 2
    March 6, 2013

    Long live the glory of God’s creation. As servants of his discipline, aur body is his temple and the fruits that we labour upon is the reward of its health.

  11. mrscharmain
    March 6, 2013


  12. Francisca (Shirley)
    March 6, 2013

    Happy 100 Tanti by the way one correction Tanti (Mary)known as Macambo the baby of the siblings still living in Dominica. Here in St. Thomas for Dada 100 birthday get together wish all my family in Dominica could be here to celebrate her life.

  13. March 6, 2013

    Happy birthday mother.
    Indeed,you look great for your age.
    God has truely indeed blessed you.give him the glory,give him the glory.

  14. Clever
    March 6, 2013

    May God continue to keep her, she looks very well for 100, all the best to all those around her who support her in keeping you..Grand, and Great Grand children are a blessing to our older folkes…Wishing her a very blessed birthday…God bless her and her family :)

  15. Family
    March 5, 2013


  16. kenroy Abraham
    March 5, 2013

    happy 100th birthday to u mama i wish u all the best of the best an many many many more to come wish u was here to hug an kiss u god bless u for being such a good influence in all our lives all my bast wishes an kisses to u mama happy centenarian birthday. MWAH

  17. King 'sHillian
    March 5, 2013

    Happy Birthday Ma Googoo! You are indeed a great and really nice lady. Thank you for your contribution to the King’s Hill Community. Your children and grandchildren are great too. I really admire them for way they care for you.

  18. A Voice
    March 5, 2013

    Happy Birthday Dada,

    I always credit her with making the best sorrel juice I ever tasted. Truly a blessed lady and very strong for her age.

    May GOD bless you and keep you to see many more to come.

  19. Cecilia
    March 5, 2013

    Happy Birthday Dada/Ma Gogo and congratulations to all her children. Known her all my life, very warm, friendly hardworking lady who always had a smile and a pleasant greeting to offer. I recall that when she visited Dominica the last time at 80++ she was still taking care of the flowers in front of her home at Kings hill, weeding and trimming them. She would call them her children.

  20. iana
    March 5, 2013

    happy birthday to my gr

    • iana
      March 5, 2013

      happy birthday to my grand mother may the lord bless you with many more to come ; i love you and miss you alot coming from your grand daugther iana abraham

  21. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    happy birthday to my grand mother may the lord bless you with many more to come ; love and miss you coming from ur grand daugther iana abraham

  22. anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    that’s my greatgrandmother.wishing you many more years to come. from Kirby in Dominica.

  23. NOt
    March 5, 2013

    Happy bday!! She looks good for 100…she still looks like she in her 70s

  24. kerrygrante
    March 5, 2013

    Happy advance 100!!!! Birthday from your Great Grandson Grante R David aka kerrygrante. i wish you were back home celebrating your Hugh century birthday. we all miss you here back home. I know you miss your native country so much. you will always be an important part of our lives even if you are so far away. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  25. For love of country
    March 5, 2013

    Happy Birthday Dada, wishing you good health, strength and good’s blessing on your birthday.

  26. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    happy birthday dada, may the good Lord give you many more, grew up just next door to dada, hi from next door neighbours

    March 5, 2013

    Wow!you look marvellous.what did you use on your skin?you look 75 years you. :lol:

  28. Domnique Dou
    March 5, 2013

    Happy birthday Ma Googoo,may God give you strength and grace to live out the rest of your blessed days in peace and surrounded by the love of family. God Bless you always.

  29. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    What a beautiful lady!! She must have been a knockout in her young days. Best wishes to you madam. May you enjoy many more happy years on this side.

  30. minetta massacre
    March 5, 2013

    I remember my grandmother use to sell that fish when she was alive,and my parents would give us that fish in salt water too,I wish i could get some kah yee to eat right now,I’m wishing you a happy birthday and many more to come,and have an enjoyable day with your family.I hope i hope i live long like you.

  31. love
    March 5, 2013

    She looks very well for 100 years. Thank God for bringing you thus far. Congratulation to those taking care of her.Keep up the good work. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ma Googoo. God bless you. Even doing your chores. Lol. thats good.
    Alson on that note let me take the opportunity to let the Authorities here is Dominica know that they should not stay till those individuals are 100years before contributing towards them. I believe by 95 years they should chip in to assist.

  32. marcia smith
    March 5, 2013

    wow ma gogo (dada) u put kings hill on the map long life of health n happiness to u dada. i still remember u from way back

  33. Anonymous
    March 5, 2013

    That’s Nice! I call my Mom, ‘Dada’ also… Happy Birthday nice lady! I know the kayee you talking about… I ate lots of it growing up, roasted on fire wood with scale, guts and all, and docked it in salt water and chive.. We called it, gran-sauce…

  34. grell
    March 5, 2013

    wow happy bday,know the children very well.

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