Submitted by Napolean Bonaparte
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the St. John Polyclinic should be set to open its doors to the public come June, this year. So says Minister of Health, John Boyce, who toured the 27,000 square-foot multi-purpose facility yesterday with officials from the Ministry of Health. Mr. Boyce said he was happy with the progress so far and was pleased with the co-ordination between architects Michael Lashley Architects Limited, Ministry officials and a team of public health nurses, who were also on the tour.
The million dollar question of recent is, what is holding up the opening of the St. John Polyclinic? Slated then to open in June 2013, this will now make the third aborted attempt at opening the place.
Can the Democratic Labor Party then make idle boast that St. John is their crown jewel given the present and past lackadaisical attention being paid to the parish? Why it is a known indisputable fact that St.John is the most under developed parish on the island. Being a strong hold seat of the DLP for decades and nesting home of the late EWB and David Thompson, why are we finding this strange?
Residents of the parish can make ample boast that there is no bank, no major supermarket, no fast food outlets, one major secondary school and now no health clinic to-date. Again why are we not finding this strange. Talk about unperturbed representation.