Monday, 10 September 2012
Basseterre, St Kitts; 8 September 2012: “Whatever time I have left, I’m going to give it to the Lord” says this St. Ann born awardee from Jamaica’s north-eastern parish. This conviction has directed much of her contribution to the Region. Mrs. Carmen Ottley trained as a nurse at the Kingston Public Hospital and the University Hospital of the West Indies in Jamaica. Intermittently, from 1968, this Jamaican has lived in the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis, the United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica. While living in Trinidad and Tobago, she used her skills and experience to set up and run a private health establishment known as the St. Augustine Medical Association, which she managed for eight (8) years before leaving that twin island republic. The institution offered surgical, gynecological and other medical services to the community. Over 25 years later, this mini-hospital is still in existence, offering much needed health care to the nationals of Trinidad & Tobago.