Today is the 103rd birthday of Octavie “Argie” Augustin of Poyon, Mongouge in the district of Choiseul.
Argie who has lived her entire life as a peasant farmer in her Choiseul community, was married with no children. Her husband died over 40 years ago.
Just five months after becoming a centenarian in 2012, she encountered circulation problems with her right leg which was successfully amputated.
Interestingly, her two other siblings, ’Mann’ and ‘Mani’ are 101 and 99 years respectively.