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Saint Lucia-Born Former Nurse Is Barbados’ Newest Centenarian


A former nurse born in Saint Lucia celebrated becoming Barbados’ newest centenarian last week.

Barbados Today reported that Cecilia Olive Grace Oxley observed her birthday in style on Friday with family, friends, and Acting President Dr Jeffrey Gibson.

Oxley went to Barbados after marrying her late husband in 1955.

She has three children and thirteen grandchildren.

One of the children, Milton Oxley, told Barbados Today that his mother likes green bananas and saltfish, Saint Lucia’s national dish.

“But she says there is no better breadfruit in the world than a Bajan breadfruit – and a Bajan pear. She likes a macaroni pie too,” Milton told the online publication.

The centenarian, who worked in her native Saint Lucia, the United States, and Barbados, is in fairly good health and, according to her son, has a passion for food.

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  1. Another one who was never developed in SLU but was only born in SLU. I want SLU to also mention where the individual was developed.
    Those born Lucians who have made a name for themselves in many different ways are being claimed by St. Lucia without the mention of where the person was develop. It is important to know a lot of the times SLU is being compared to a dead beat daddy. They never take care of their own but once the individual is grown and developed into a well know individual they claim them as a child of St. Lucía.
    They need to mention where the individual gets developed.

  2. @Anonymous. She was about 32 when she moved to Barbados. And the fact that she and relatives can recognize her St Lucian nativity is commendable. And that in my books makes he truly St. Lucian

  3. It’s sad these people refuse to come back home to live and prefer to die on another soil. That in it self spell out the future of the banana republic. Congrats miss.

  4. @ Anonymous — Why would anyone want to come back home to live in St. Lucia when folk continuing to fight against each other based on political affiliation, serious pot holes on the side walks, roads that are deplorable, folk who engage in voodoo and witchcraft (both young and old), folk who are seriously envious, family members who will definitely set you up – give me a break. I agree with all those who have decided to stay away,

    Recently —– A couple who decided to go back home – built a home in St. Lucia – when they traveled for their medical appointments everything in their home was stolen including their cars – who needs this???. Another St. Lucian who visited recently was robbed on his way to the airport – no bueno.

  5. @Jay. I am assuming you have never traveled. The paradise of this USA is the worse of the worse and mookas like you making race to go there. And yes, St. Lucia is a paradise even though people like you do not see that. Yes, we have criminality but if all of us work together, that will come under control. Notice I said under control and not completely free.

  6. @Crow – I speak from my experience and you can certainly keep your insults to yourself. By the way, I am very well traveled hence the reason for my opinion.


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