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Strong medical facility now named after strong woman

Nurse Romalia Smith embraces her granddaughter during a special presentation to honour her recently. (Photos by Ronnielle Frazer/GIS)

The Anegada Clinic has been renamed in honour of Nurse Romalia Smith, a medical practitioner who has served in the local profession for more than two-and-a-half decades.

The facility was renamed in her honour this week.

While describing the clinic as one of the facilities that withstood the 2017 hurricanes, Health Minister Marlon Penn said it was ‘only fitting’ for a strong building to “bear the name of a strong and noble woman”.

“She is described by those who know her as a phenomenal woman, mother, friend, nurse and a true Virgin Islands patriot. The diligence, devotion and generosity she embodied throughout many years of public service, and even in retirement, is a true testament of her genuine love for the people of Anegada and the entire Virgin Islands,” Penn added.

Nurse Smith, who has served for some 26 years, served as the only available nurse available on Anegada for years.

She said she looks forward to seeing the medical services on Anegada improve even further than it has over the last several years.

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  1. Reader says:

    Congratulations to you Ms.
    Smith on this recognition of your years of hard work on Anegada…was that really meant to say ‘has served in the local profession for more than two and a half years’?

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