Dupie-Winston cops Caribbean Nurse of the Year award

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OBSERVER: One of the country’s top healthcare professionals was named Nurse of the Year.

President of the Antigua and Barbuda Nurses Association (ABNA) Soria Dupie-Winston won the prestigious award from among representatives from several other Caribbean islands to include Anguilla, Jamaica, and Barbados at the 32nd Biennial Caribbean Nurses Conference held in Jamaica.

Dupie-Winston, who was among a 12-member delegation the represented the twin island state during the conference last weekend, expressed her delight in receiving recognition for her hard work and dedication throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s a humbling experience. In everything that I do, especially as it relates to my work, I try to do my best and represent Christ. It’s a good feeling,” she told Observer following the ceremony.

The conference hosted various educational activities during the day while other activities, including a ball and gala under the theme ‘A Bridgerton Affair’, was held in the night. Dupie-Winston was also crowned Queen since her dress best depicted the true essence of the Netflix hit series.

Meanwhile, Dupie-Winston said nurses within the Caribbean from as far south as French Guiana right up to Bermuda and The Bahamas are facing similar challenges especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Caribbean-American Nurses Association, they too, realised when we met that we all faced similar challenges during and after Covid, and we decided to support each other going forward as an association,” she added.

The ABNA President has been lobbying for the management of the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) to address nurses’ concerns, which include inadequate risk and uniform allowance, along with a lack of benefits for further education, and pensions.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. after the ibooster didn’t work, serpent run go hospital.
    got up and left hospital and said a certain nurse called to check on him
    to make sure he was okay. he tried another ibooster since?

  2. The “black” sheep…We certainly have a long way to go to rid ourselves of something as mental slavery and the thinking that black is the lesser of the being among the lot!!!

  3. De BLACK sheep a CA-CAPA-TI-TAH Dead darg Pringle. Nat up to now the Lipstick Hag accept he. She bex bad that he win and King Lyadd Lovell Limpy Joe lose.

    Craig campaign so hard fu de MASKses Dead Darg Pringle and DROP SLEEP PRINGLE tun round ang give de Lipstick Hag de position of research officer. Den again he had no say. A she kanchole he libba!

  4. Haters gonna hate but congratulations to the Nurse and congratulations to all of the nurses who work in front and behind of the scenes
    No one is an island so while its those who are seen who usually get the awards, we know that it takes an orchestra to play a symphony

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