Ms. Therese Theresa Georges-Dublin is 100 years old today

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BIOGRAPHY OF THERESA GEORGE-DUBLIN – 1922-2022

Therese  Theresa Georges-Dublin affectionately known as “mama” and “grandma” was born on October 23, 1922, in Victoria in the  district of St. Patrick in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Her parents were  Mr. Ander Georges   and Mrs. Rosetta Mary-Anne Georges.  She was blessed to have four siblings –  Ionie Georges, Adrian Georges,  Pauline Georges and Eliza Georges.

Mama was educated at the Victoria Government School where she was successful in passing 3 seventh standard exams.

In school, her favorite subject was mathematics, and to this day she can mentally solve simple mathematical problems.

After completing school, Mama moved from her village, Delices, to Roseau, the capital, where she worked as a store clerk.

In her twenties, she migrated to Antigua, where she met and wedded Samuel Dublin, and their union yielded eight (8) children.

Mama is a devout Seventh-day Adventist and a member of the Cedar Grove SDA Church which she faithfully attended until 2020 when churches went on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

She has been a Seventh-day Adventist for over 75 years.

In addition to assisting her husband on the family farm, Theresa’s greatest commitment was to rear her children nurturing them in the fear and admonition of the Lord.  She instilled in them love for God, respect for authority, the dignity of hard work, and the value of education.

Her impact on the Antiguan society can be seen through her children and grandchildren, all of whom are making invaluable contribution to the nation, in sectors such as law, law enforcement, education, aviation, information technology, accounting, health, and the hospitality industry.

Mama is blessed with a magnificent memory and has committed to memory many bible passages, especially Psalm 121 which  brings her much comfort now that she is unable to read the bible, due to declining vision.

She also enjoys singing her favourite song “O happy Day that fixed my choice”  as well as reciting her favorite poem “the Village Black Smith”.

She attributes her long life to faith in God, a healthy lifestyle and being a blessing others.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations to an exemplary centurion. May her heart continue to be blest as she enjoys the years God has granted her.

  2. Beautiful, just beautiful, the longevity of Antiguans on the whole is a truly wondrous thing to behold.

    It must be the wholesome living of the land (as well as her strong faith) with its natural vegetation (without the use of toxic preservatives), also having an abundance of fresh fish and a plethora of other healthy seafoods.

    I’ve lost count of the amount of centurions still alive and living in Antigua.

    How the scientific world are not looking into this phenomenon is beyond me, especially when considering our small population.

    Congratulations 🎊 Theresa Georges-Dublin … 100 years young.

  3. ONE THOUGHT or TWO
    Congratulations “Mama” Therese Theresa Georges – Dublin on your 100 years of excellence!
    “A people without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
    Our venerable Centenarians – our noble, native grandparents – and our heroic, enslaved ancestors, of African descent had few or no choices within the economic systems ( slavery and colonialism ) to earn a living: ” washing, cleaning, working in the canefield, picking cotton.” Their labor produced the economic wealth and cultural benefits of our slave owners and colonizers.
    They, our African descendants, survived by practicing the fundamental economic principle: “eat a little, save a little and spend a little.” And spiritually, they internalized hope of a better future, faith, through religion.
    Now, “What’s in your hand?” Smartphone, iPhone, tablet – a computer! Use it as a beginner, learn all you can about the electronic device – Computer Science, Coding. Use it to research, study, learn STEM subjects; principles of Economics; principles of Finance; business subjects – Bookkeeping; Accounting; Caribbean History. Apply the knowledge to start businesses. With your Antiguan and Barbudan entrepreneurial spirit mixed with your talent, skill and capability, create, innovate and build business enterprises and get things done. And, for whatever reason you ‘hit the ground’, always, always get back up! Never give up!
    Our education system MUST PRIORITIZE STEM and business curriculum, powered by our OECS and Caribbean creative Arts, in EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL and INSTITUTION year-round – in school, after school activities, summer.
    Our economic growth and social development REQUIRE that transformation to STEM and business, Pre-K to Tertiary, from the colonial education for elite management and unskilled labor.

    Save our Humanity, Save our Youths, Save our Environment, Save our Soil!!!

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