Left to right attached shows: Demekas Foster, Division I Governor; Elbert Thompson, Immediate Past Area 83 Governor; Anthony Longley, Immediate Past Division I Governor; Philip Bowe, Club President; Nicole Williams, Area 83 Governor.
Nassau, Bahamas - The country’s
leading trauma centre, the Princess Margaret Hospital, will get 6
additional new operating theatres and the Intensive Care Unit will
increase its bed count from 12 to 24 as further efforts are made to
encourage patients to utilize outpatient health clinics. These
statements coming from the Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Hubert
Minnis as he addressed the Charter and Induction ceremony for
Toastmasters Visionary Communicators, Club 1512075 on Thursday evening.
The remarks came as he highlighted the “health bridge to the future” a
part of his vision for a better Bahamas. Dr. Minnis revealed that
although a new hospital is needed, those plans have been placed on hold
as a result of the current economic environment. He said despite this
reality, the Ministry of Health, is embracing technology to enhance
health care in the country with the advancement of tele-medicine and
tele-radiology that allows patients to have access to quality health
care throughout the country 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis, Minister of Health addressing Toastmasters of Visionary Communicators Club 1512075
evening, the newly formed Toastmasters Visionary Communicators Club
received its official charter and banner from Toastmasters International
through its district officers. Charter members were presented their
certificates and pins along with two new members that were inducted. “It
gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment to be a founding club
president for such a prestigious and respected organization” said Philip
Bowe, club president.
Communicators meets every other Thursday at 7 p.m. at New Providence
Community Centre on Blake Road and guests are invited to attend.
Mission of Toastmasters is to provide a mutually supportive and
positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity
to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn fosters
self confidence and personal growth.