It was the conference that saw Mr. Ivor Carr picking up the Caribbean Pharmacy Youth Leaders Award, which is presented to an individual who demonstrates leadership during the training and early years of their professional life.
Carr, who is a practicing pharmacist at PharmCarre, also received one of “The Caribbean Association of Pharmacists Star Awards” for “significant contribution to the Association over the past year” due mainly to his integral role in planning and organizing CAP’s successful Executive Meeting held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort last December.
Carr said the experience of winning was very humbling. “We never expected to receive these awards,” Carr said. “We are just doing what we are very passionate about and enjoy bringing top notch service to the pharmaceutical field in St. Kitts and Nevis.”
CAP has many members and associate members in 21 countries in the Region, stretching from The Bahamas in the north, to Trinidad and Tobago in the south. Recognition by the Association, which was established in 1976, is deemed to be prestigious.
Pharmcarre Pharmacy itself earned “The Caribbean Pharmacy Sigma Award.” This award is presented to the company that epitomizes the best of the pharmacy business culture as well as the setting, services and support, for the community.
However, Ivor is not the first member of his family to be recognized by CAP. In 2007, his mother Isabelle Carr was awarded the “Caribbean Community Pharmacist of Distinction Award.” The award is given to a Caribbean Pharmacist who in the opinion of his /her peers has served the community and provided the highest level of Pharmacy. In 2008, she also received the Medi Whiz Champion Trophy after demonstrating the scope of her knowledge of pharmaceutical products, the symptoms they treat et al.
Pharmcarre – which is located on Fort Street in St. Kitts’ capital Basseterre – earned the awards with just over two years of service to the public.
The conference this year was held recently at the Hilton Barbados Resort in Barbados.