Dottis Higgs Arthur, well known district commissioner, has suffered a stroke, which occurred at Myrtle Rigby Medical Centre after she was admitted. Earlier this week, Arthur, who has just retired as District Commissioner of North and Middle Caicos, asked to be taken to the Provo-based hospital as she was feeling heavy in her legs.
Reports indicate she was suffering from high blood pressure. Within 24 hours of her admission she is reported to have been the victim of a stroke and is not able to move her arms or legs. She has been taken to Nassau and has undergone surgery. Early reports indicate some improvement.
Mrs Arthur, who is married to Cardinal Arthur of Conch Bar, had served as the District Commissioner of Middle Caicos during the Taylor years and was moved to Salt Cay, where she served with distinction during the PNP administration.
The interim government restored Mrs Arthur from retirement as DC in Middle Caicos and her responsibilities were extended to include North Caicos approximately one year ago. Arthur is also active in the Baptist Union and had several responsible positions at Mt Moriah Baptist Church. She also served in past years as a teacher at the Doris Robinson Middle Caicos primary school.