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Министр здравоохранения Сент-Китс и Невис Марселла Либурд (Marcella Liburd)

Stronger Families, Safer Communities

Marcella Liburd was born at Nevis Street, Basseterre, St. Kitts. She was christened and brought up in the Wesleyan Holiness Church on Cayon Street, Basseterre and she grew up and lived most of her life in Dorset, Basseterre.

She attended the Basseterre Girls' School and the Basseterre High School and she later attended the University of the West Indies, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) in 1992. In 1994 she graduated and obtained an L.E.C. from the Norman Manley Law School. Marcella was a teacher of English at Basseterre and Cayon High Schools until 1990 when she left to pursue law. In 1994 she was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. In 1995 Marcella officially began her political career when she was appointed a Senator in the National Assembly. In 1997 she was appointed Assistant Secretary of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, a position she held until December 2004 when she was appointed Speaker of the National Assembly. Marcella resigned as Speaker of the National Assembly in April 2008 and became the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party candidate for Constituency #2 in May 2008.

In her capacity as Barrister and Solicitor she had assisted in drafting several pieces of legislation including the Domestic Violence Act and the Equal Pay Act. She also assisted the Ministry of Gender Affairs with legal issues pertaining to women and children. As a Senator and a Speaker of the National Assembly she has helped to educate the public particularly women and children, about their rights in areas such as maintenance, divorce, succession and property ownership.

Marcella has been actively involved in the community. She has participated in the Basseterre High School job attachment program for the past 5 years, taking students into her Chambers and training them in various aspects of the law. She has played netball for St. Kitts and has umpired and coached at the club and national levels. She has also been a netball administrator and president of the Association. Although past her netball days, she still keeps fit and runs a fitness class. Marcella successfully ran a summer camp at the Mc Knight Community Centre for Children ages 5-12 where moral and family values were part of the camp programme. Marcella was born into a family that has been serving the community in several areas. Her life has been a life of service. She now offers herself to be of greater service to the people of Central Basseterre.

5 Personal Achievements
  • Raising my son as a single mother
  • Being a member of the St. Kitts netball team on the 2 occasions that we captured the Caribbean Championships
  • Assisting hundreds of persons to pass English Language as a teacher of English in school and out of school voluntarily
  • Successfully pursuing a degree in law
  • Presiding as Speaker of the National Assembly
5 Goals
  • To help keep Central Basseterre clean, healthy and safe
  • To promote positive activities for the youth in Central Basseterre
  • To establish a learning centre in Central Basseterre for all ages
  • To provide opportunities for ownership (land, housing, business, vehicles etc.) for the people of Central Basseterre
  • To improve the infrastructure in Central Basseterre

marcellaliburd@hotmail.com Phone: 465-3390


Министр здравоохранения Сент-Китс и Невис Марселла Либурд (Marcella Liburd)

Regional Nursing Body Discusses Meeting Challenges Marcella Liburd Addresses RNB Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis, February 26, 2010 (SKNIS)

Meeting the challenges as well as global trends were at the forefront of discussions undertaken when the Executive, Education Committees and Seventh Practice Committees of the Regional Nursing Body (RNB) met in St. Kitts over the past three days (February 24 to 26, 2010). Principal Nursing Officer Mrs. Henrietta Douglas-Christmas stressed that “The nursing profession faces unprecedented change, driven by globalization, migration and aging populations, the HIV/AIDS Pandemic and changes in nursing education and practice.” She elaborated that the meeting was to share knowledge, expertise, experience and creativity so that nurses would be better equipped to address the issues impacting the health of the region.

After thanking the government and people of the Federation for coming to the aid of the august body by hosting the meeting, Chairman of the RNB Dr. Leila McWhinney-Dehaney addressed the issue at hand. “Nursing and midwifery services are going through changing and challenging times but like all people of resilience and all nations that have gone through struggles, the phoenix always rises out of the ashes,” Dr. McWhinney-Dehaney philosophized. “So we will plod on.”

The nursing professional, who is also the Chief Nursing Officer of Jamaica, said that RNB first met December 04, 1972 in Guyana. She said at that very first meeting nursing officers planned and devised strategies and identified resources for the advancement of all areas of nursing and midwifery in the region. Dr. Dehaney said that in keeping with current trends, the meeting addressed such issues as the regional examination for nurse registration, the accreditation of nursing schools in the region, developing a regional framework for nursing and midwifery for 2010 to 2013, programmes to address the care of the elderly and developing curriculum in terms of the management of HIV/AIDS.

New Minister of Health Honourable Marcella Liburd encouraged modification to keep up with modern trends. “Continue to be the leaders of innovative practices, continue to be the voice of nurses,” Minister Liburd encouraged. She urged RNB to be “a compelling voice in the region in designing the new health care system in the landscape of nursing in the Caribbean region and beyond.” The Minister of Health also invited the body to critique the St. Kitts and Nevis Health Plan noting that it was important for health policies and practice to be guided by the best available scientific knowledge.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Mr. Elvis Newton noted that the challenges faced by the nurses could be within the education aspect itself. He encouraged the RNB to probe the education provided to the region's nurses and noted that challenges faced locally and elsewhere included the influx of off-shore nursing schools which often challenge nursing practices where they are situated.

Сент-Китс и Невис карта округов

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis is divided into 14 parishes. Nine parishes are located on the island of Saint Kitts and five on Nevis. The parishes are drawn like pie-slices from the ridgeline of the central mountains of both islands. For the upper map, the parishes are listed in alphabetical order based on the name of the Saint of each Parish Church.

1. Christ Church Nichola Town (Saint Kitts)
2. Saint Anne Sandy Point (Saint Kitts)
3. Saint George Basseterre (Saint Kitts)
4. Saint George Gingerland (Nevis)
5. Saint James Windward (Nevis)
6. Saint John Capesterre (Saint Kitts)
7. Saint John Figtree (Nevis)
8. Saint Mary Cayon (Saint Kitts)
9. Saint Paul Capesterre (Saint Kitts)
10. Saint Paul Charlestown (Nevis)
11. Saint Peter Basseterre (Saint Kitts)
12. Saint Thomas Lowland (Nevis)
13. Saint Thomas Middle Island (Saint Kitts)
14. Trinity Palmetto Point (Saint Kitts)

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