Diana Prosper of Dublanc celebrates 100 years

Prosper celebrated her birthday last Saturday
Prosper celebrated her birthday last Saturday. Photo: GIS

Diana Prosper who is from the village of Dublanc is Dominica’s 27th recorded centenarian.

On Saturday, Prosper began her birthday celebration with a mass at the Miraculous Infant Jesus chapel in Dublanc.

The mass was followed by a reception where family, friends and villagers gathered to reminisce on the centenarian’s life.

Many testified the impact she had on their lives by using her gift- the gift of dreams.

It was stated that Prosper was blessed by God to have dreams that would direct villagers on the right path; and this, the villagers are thankful for.

His Excellency, President of Dominica, Charles Savarin, congratulated the centenarian for reaching this milestone.

Hon Minister for Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs, Lady Catherine Daniel, who is also parliamentary representative for the Colihaut constituency, which includes Dublanc, told the centenarian, “When you reach that age it is through caring, love; when you give to your community, your community gives back to you…”

She expressed pride in the community’s spirit of caring for each other.

“I am very excited to see Dublanc as a community which always comes together to take care of its old people. We talk about the ‘Yes we Care’ programme but Dublanc is not part of that because they [the people] love to take care of the elderly,” she said.

Hon Daniel urged young people of the community to emulate that behavior.

President of the Dominica Council on Ageing, Zetma Toussaint, also addressed the gathering and congratulated the centenarian on reaching that milestone.

Dominica’s newest centenarian received gift baskets from President Savarin; social services minister, Lady Catherine Daniel, and the Dominica Council on Ageing.

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9 Comments

  1. Tony
    October 15, 2016

    Hello and good evening my people. I want to congratulate Ms Prosper on reaching this milestone and wish her happy birthday . Bless you , your family and sweet Dominica.

  2. Nan
    October 14, 2016

    Dominicans should thank God daily, and mean it.

    Obviously it is a country truly blessed because the number of centenarian is vast for its population.

    Perhaps Nature+Water+Fresh Foods = long life

  3. Dominica I love
    October 14, 2016

    What a wonderful gift. This beautiful lady has been blessed with long life. May our Heavenly Father continue to shine his light upon her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!! :-D :) :wink:

  4. NKRUMAH KWAME
    October 14, 2016

    “Lady” Catherine?? Since when? Or is it a typo?
    HOTEP!

  5. Tell the Truth
    October 13, 2016

    Congratulations to Ms Diana Prosper on reaching this milestone of 100 years. Wow! I can tell this is a life well-lived. Yes! As we give to God, He gives to us, two-fold; likewise as you gave to others in Dublanc
    May God bless you and with as many more years as He sees fit..

  6. Dasheen
    October 13, 2016

    Congrats!

  7. October 13, 2016

    I join with many others who congratulate Diana Prosper in reaching the age of 100 :!:

    This remarkable woman is truly blessed. God alone determines the length of our lives. But right living is sometimes a factor. I expect Lady Prosper sowed good seed and she is reaping accordingly. May she have even more years.

    Regardless of how long we live there comes that moment when our call comes and we must leave. It is wonderful to KNOW now that we HAVE eternal life. It is all because of what our Lord Jesus did for us on the cross! If we believe in Him and trust His precious BLOOD alone for our salvation we will see Him face to face :!:

    ”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

    Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill.

  8. lollipophead.com
    October 13, 2016

    :roll:

  9. papa
    October 13, 2016

    God bless u

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