Antigua and Barbuda Nurses Association fears Lack of Investment in Nurses may lead to Mass Exodus of Healthcare Workers


During Nurses Week 2023, Soria Dupie-Winston, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Nurses Association, emphasized the need for greater investment in nurses.

Speaking on the Observer AM show, she linked this year’s theme to the importance of providing incentives to retain nurses.

She suggested rent-to-own land as a possible incentive that would allow nurses to use their land as collateral for a mortgage to get a house and remain in the country.

Dupie-Winston also discussed ongoing negotiations with the government regarding working conditions.

The week of activities included a church service, a Zoom webinar on mental health and strategies for learning and investing in the future, and a luncheon celebrating nurses and retired nurses.

The week concluded with a boat cruise titled ‘Dinner and Dance Under the Stars’, which was open to the public and sold tickets through executive members of the association.

Dupie-Winston noted that the association scaled down Nurses Week due to the organization’s 75th anniversary in October.

Advertise with the mоѕt vіѕіtеd nеwѕ ѕіtе іn Antigua!
We offer fully customizable and flexible digital marketing packages.
Contact us at [email protected]


  1. Well highlighted Sophie Dupie-Winston. I mentioned the same said issues just the other day regarding working conditions, pay and incentives to retain our hardworking and wonderful nurses.

    Molwyn Joseph needs to step up or step out, and start looking after our medical practitioners.

    Simple really

  2. A healthy nation is always a wealthy nation. If Tourism is our main GDP engine then the health sector definitely needs upgrading & our health officials doctors, nurses & orderlies need to be treated alot better. Mr. Molwyn Joseph seems to be FULL of himself & not getting his priorities right.

  3. It’s so easy for the money few to travel overseas for medical attention, that the attention to medical matters here it looked at, at a very slow pace. God help poor people in Antigua.

Comments are closed.