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Minister worried about elderly


Minister worried about elderly
Member of Parliament for St Michael South Kirk Humphrey having a chat with Eva Mendoza as Oneca Gill listens. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

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A Government minister is concerned about the care of the elderly in his constituency, while a former Member of Parliament is urging the ruling party to do more to reduce the high level of unemployment and the device inequities facing many students.


Minister worried about elderly
Former DLP Member of Parliament for St Michael South Central, Richard Sealy (right), and Dr Guy Kirton chatting at Scotts Gap in Brittons Hill, St Michael. - Picture courtesy CWI Media

Minister of Maritime Affairs Kirk Humphrey, who is also the MP for St Michael South, and former Democratic Labour Party (DLP) MP for St Michael South Central, Richard Sealy, highlighted those issues on Saturday while visiting constituents.

At Reece Road, Brittons Hill, Humphrey said during their frequent visits some of the elderly people in the community expressed that they felt neglected in some ways.

“My biggest concern is with elderly persons. We’ve had a number of elderly persons whose mechanisms of care broke down during the last few months. Persons who visited them stopped coming. So some elderly persons are home alone. [There are] some who would like to have gotten the vaccine but didn’t because no one took them for it. (TG)


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