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Former district commissioner stricken
Published on October 22, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

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.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Arthur and her family. Your invaluable service to the Turks and Caicos Islands is deeply appreciated. I trust that you will make a full and speedy recovery.


A pillar of our community has been taken away from us too soon!!! Rest on Mrs. Arthur rest on in peace.
Your friend,
BerthaLee Belle


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