Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, has been named Newsspin’s ‘Person of the Year’.
Newsspin is aired on Real FM.
In Friday’s final programme of the year, award winning Journalist, Timothy Poleon, announced the pick of ‘our beloved CMO’, against a soundtrack of background applause.
In October this year, Prime Minister Allen Chastanet generated some controversy when he declared on his official Facebook page that Belmar-George was the best CMO ever.
“I stand with Sharon Belmar-George #bestCMOever”, Chastanet posted.
The PM’s post at the time came as Saint Lucia recorded 39 cases of COVID-19.
Belmar-George has alternately been praised and criticised for her role in managing Saint Lucia’s COVID-19 situation.
As of Friday, the country had diagnosed a total of 280 cases of the virus and five ‘related’ deaths.
Headline photo caption: Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, Chief Medical Officer