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136 Pairs of Feet seen by Podiatrist Partnership with TCI Ministry of Health

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#TurksandCaicos, February 20, 2023 – Ministry of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Diabetic Association to deliver Podiatry Services.  The Ministry of Health through its Primary Health Care Department recently collaborated with the Diabetic Association in conducting Free Podiatry Clinics across the islands between January 10th – 17th, 2023.

Visiting Podiatrist, Dr. Rodney Kander, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Iris Kander, returned to the islands with eagerness to provide exceptional Podiatry care to a variety of patients.  he ultimate goal of the Ministry of Health is to provide Podiatric treatment that could support value-based care by improving chronic care management, boosting patient health outcomes, and decreasing healthcare costs.

Podiatrists are health professionals who treat the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg.  They help people deal with a range of mobility issues, relieve pain and treat infections of the feet and lower legs.  Podiatrists assist patients with a variety of different issues including:

  • children with lower limb pain or problems walking
  • diabetes sufferers as well as those with peripheral vascular diseases whose circulation may cause them to be at risk of amputation.

Dr. Kander saw a total of 136 patients island wide with clinics being fully booked.  Dr. Kander is expected to return to the islands again in April 2023 to offer more podiatry care.

Dr. Kander is grateful to the entire Primary Health Care staff, Dr. Marcela Malcolm of Carolina Medical and the TCI Diabetic Association for all their efforts.  The Ministry of Health is grateful for the invaluable partnership and looks forward to continuing to work together to promote health and wellness in our population by providing access to care and services.

For additional information, please contact; Mrs. Lakeisha Wilson, Nutritionist at (649)-338-5470.

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St Lucia’s Independence 2024

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Rashaed Esson

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#StLucia#Independence, February 20th, 2024 – Come February 22nd 2024, St Lucia will celebrate its 45th Independence Anniversary under the theme Douvan Ansanm – Building a Nation through Unity, Resilience and Creativity. The day, recognized as a public holiday, will feature the National Independence Rally as well as a Military Parade in the rural community of Soufriere. The island already held early celebration events across the country and the Diaspora, that is the National Baton Relay.

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Bahamas Consulate Opens in LA

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#LosAngeles, February 19th, 2024 – The Bahamas Consulate General in Los Angeles, United States. officially opened on February 19th, 2024, by Prime Minister Philip Davis, reaffirming the commitment of the Government to protect all Bahamians as well as The Bahamas’ Economic interests and provide consular support for Bahamians on the West Coast of the United States. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release.

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Bob Marley movie performs

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Rashaed Esson

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#BobMarleyOneLove, February 19th, 2024 – Bob Marley: One Love debuted on February 14th, Valentines Day, banked  52 million dollars in six days domestically, according to reports, a huge accomplishment in the film industry. It set the record for the largest film opening of all time in Jamaica as well as new opening day records for a music biopic in the UK, France and other territories. Additionally it opened at number 1 in 13 markets.

 

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