Government Unmoved By Criticisms On Hospital Renaming

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Prime Minister Gaston Browne

Monday 9th April, 2018 – Despite criticisms from a cross section of the public on the plan to re-name Mount St. John’s Medical Centre in honour of former Prime Minister Sir Lester Bird, the country’s head of government is standing firm on the decision made.

While no date has been announced for the name change, the announcement last week drew both positive and negative reactions.

Speaking publicly on POINTE FM at the weekend, Prime Minister Gaston Browne brushed aside the negativity, stating that the critics should be objective in their thinking.

The political leader of the Antigua/Barbuda Labour party admits that while the former government did play its part in the hospital becoming operational, it was Sir Lester who went to great lengths in ensure Mount St. John’s Medical Centre move from an idea to reality.

Cabinet has indicated that a ceremony will be held on the hospital grounds on Michael’s Mount.