Wescot-Williams commends Health & Wellness FairPOSTED: 03/27/12 3:35 PM
St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams commends the St. Maarten Lion’s Club and all contributors to the 4th Health and Wellness Fair held at the Festival Village on Saturday. Wescot-Williams made her observation on Sunday without having yet received an indication of visitors’ numbers to the fair over the weekend. The prime minister is impressed with the number of annual contributors to the fair and the awareness that this initiative has created amongst the population over the years.
“I also know that there are more services and businesses out there that could support this Lion’s drive, and at the same time, educate our population on health and health related matters. Allow me, in support of this initiative, to remind our citizens in general and women in particular of the benefits of preventive health measures, especially for those diseases for which there are a propensity on our islands,” Wescot-Williams said.
“Life styles and eating habits, while not the only ones, are major contributors to the high incidence of diabetes and hypertension, both diseases that strike and debilitate an alarming number in our population, both temporarily and permanently. Educate yourselves as we work together on a healthier St. Maarten,” Wescot-Williams, said on Sunday.