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September 20, 2016
Mustique Charitable Trust celebrates milestone

EDITOR: On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Mustique Charitable Trust (MCT) celebrates a milestone in reaching 6,000 people for screening for diabetes and hypertension. This initiative, started in August 2012, has focused on raising awareness about the high incidence of diabetes and hypertension in St Vincent and the Grenadines and ways to control these silent diseases.{{more}}

We welcome the opportunity to thank everyone who has made this project such a success.

The management of CK Greaves Super- markets, who allowed us to use their three locations for the monthly testing has been most supportive. Testing would not have been possible without the collaboration of the Retired Nurses Association, which conducts the confidential tests and gives advice as needed, including immediate referrals to health clinics and personal doctors if the need arises. We thank our many walk-in clients, who show their interest by showing up each month for testing and have their tests recorded. Many have followed the advice of the retired nurses and their conditions have shown improvement.

To show appreciation to the public, we are recognizing clients June Boyea of Cane Garden; Cecile George of Rivulet; Sylvia Lewis of Barrouallie; Leslie Griffith of Buccament Bay; Sterling Russell of Golden Vale; and Yvette Gittens of Arnos Vale, who have returned for testing regularly and followed advice from the nurses and adopted a healthier lifestyle.

Mustique Charitable Trust