Today in History: An exhibition Dubbed “A Tribute to Dominica’s Centenarian Women” Was Held

On this day in 2001,  an exhibition dubbed “A Tribute to Dominica’s Centenarian Women” was held at the Old Mill Cultural Centre.

Dominica, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, is gaining recognition as a modern day “Fountain of Youth.”

The island was home to Elizabeth “Ma Pampo” Israel who died in October 2003 at the age of 128.  At the time, she was considered by many to be the world’s oldest living person.

Ma Pampo’s neighbour Rose Peter lived to be 118 years of age.

The intention of the exhibition was to honor these “Living Ancestors” of Dominica and to make their rich cultural and historical legacy more visible.

It was also hoped that the exhibition would spark and stimulate local, regional and international interest in these extraordinary centenarians and their caregivers.

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