Raymond Julius Spéville honored as Mauritius’s New Centenarian

Raymond Julius Spéville is the newest centenarian of Mauritius who turned 100 on March 13, 2024. He celebrated formally on Saturday.

Raymond Julius Spéville honored as Mauritius's New Centenarian, Image: facebook
Raymond Julius Spéville honored as Mauritius's New Centenarian, Image: facebook

Mauritius: Raymond Julius Spéville is the newest centenarian of Mauritius who turned 100 on March 13, 2024. He celebrated his 100th birthday formally in the presence of his family and loved ones at his residence on Saturday.

Raymond, Mauritius’s newest centenarian, was honoured by the government for his good health and longevity. Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo presided over a ceremony organized by her ministry to honour the new Centenarian.

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The Minister met and interacted with the man who was being celebrated and presented various gifts from various authorities.

She was accompanying several high-level officials and members of the Mauritian government. The officials included Parliamentary Private Secretary, Marie Alexandra Tania Diolle; the Mayor of the Municipal Council of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill, Rajeneedavee Mootoo-Caroopen, and other personalities,

Spéville was presented with a government cheque for Rs 26,203. His 100th birthday gifts also included a bouquet, a centenarian medal, and a certificate.

The 100-year-old also received one Samsung mobile phone; a Special Telephone Service offered by Mauritius Telecom; a gift from the Senior Citizens Council; and a cheque of Rs 10, 000 from the National Solidarity Fund.

According to government records, Spéville was born in Jouvence. He was the only child in his family. His father was a stonemason and his mother was a midwife.

He was educated up to Standard One at the Congomah Government School after which he discontinued his studies. Later, he took up tailoring before he started working as an electrician at the Municipal Council of Port Louis until his retirement.

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Raymond Julius Spéville is married to a housewife and the couple has three children. His two daughters live in France and his son lives with him. Raymond informed the government that his wife, who is 86 years old is in good health.

According to the government, Raymond does not suffer from any major health problems except a slight hearing impairment. He also uses a walking stick.

According to the newest centenarian of Mauritius, he has lived long due to his faith in god and healthy lifestyle. He informed the government officials that he eats both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets.

One of the major attributes of the centenarian’s long life is the fact that he has never smoked or consumed alcohol in his life.