Alex Browne plans Dec. 7 picket to protest non-opening of Glanvilles Polyclinic

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It appears to be picketing season in Antigua and Barbuda, as yet another picket is being planned – this time to protest Government’s failure to open the Glanvilles Polyclinic.

Alex Browne, the United Progressive Party (UPP) Candidate for St. Phillip’s North, will be spearheading the event, set for December 7.

Browne says the original  clinic at Carty’s Hill was destroyed by fire back in the late 1980s.  Since that time, he says, clinic workers were relocated to the union hall, an old building in Willikies.

He says that building was finally condemned and villagers then  had to access services in Pares. However, those premises, too, were condemned due to the dilapidated condition.

More recently, the Government contracted the Chinese to construct a new facility, which is located in Glanvilles, and which was handed over more than a year ago.  But since its commissioning, the building has not been used – except temporarily as a vaccination centre.

Accordingly, Browne says it has become  a strain on constituents to travel to other areas for clinic services.

Reportedly, Health Minister Molwyn Joseph has explained that the polyclinic is not open because there are not human resources to staff it.

However, Browne is asking what has happened to the employees who manned the Pares and Willikies Clinics in the past.

Based on reports, he says, these workers have been placed in the clinics at Newfield and Parham while the other communities  are suffering.

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  1. But Alex, they will be giving vaccinations and covid tests there. Surely you are not suggesting people get vaccinated? I thought your party supported the conspiracy nut’s “right” to not get vaccinated and infect the rest of the community?

    • But Arnold, that was your problem. You tried to “think”. Apparently it is a process that eludes you. Alex Brown has said on numerous occasions that he is vaccinated and he has encouraged others to do the same. Stop “thinking”; it is obviously dangerous for you!

  2. It’s Yuletide season. Don’t forget to wear the Santa suit and make your entrance on a donkey with all your elf’s. H0!!!Ho!!! Santa coming to bring gifts of deceptions and foolery.

  3. If Gaston Browne didn’t insist on His vaccine mandate on public sector workers, there would have been more than enough doctors and nurses to RE-OPEN and fill Glanvilles Polyclinic … TALK ABOUT CUTTING YOUR NOSE – AND DAMN MOUSTACHE – TO SPITE YOUR FACE

  4. UPP Supporter I would be happy if you could tell me what road you are referring to? Grateful for your response.

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