The St John polyclinic project is a necessity that will be completed by the ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP)?Government.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this assurance last night after attending the Families First Errol Barrow Day celebrations at Browne’s Beach, Bay Street.
“When we go back to the people of St John, at the General Election, all of the issues relating to the St John Polyclinic will be clear. We have committed ourselves to completing that polyclinic . . . . The funding for the polyclinic is being organised,” Stuart said.
“This is no political football, especially since the Minister of Health informed me recently that the St Joseph facility is being compromised and that there is a lot of pressure developing across St John and St Joseph for that kind of facility.
“It is not a luxury, it is a necessity and the Government is committed to completing the St John polyclinic. Read my lips, the Government of Barbados will complete the St John Polyclinic,” he said.
Before a packed crowd that included this country’s newest Knight, Sir Branford Taitt and latest Member of Parliament Mara Thompson, Stuart said his Government was upbeat after Thompson’s landslide victory in Thursday’s by-election in St John.“The morale in the party is very high. We feel good about ourselves. The team is together and we are ready for all battles that lie ahead,” he said.