After facing several years of delays, it appears that the construction of the new Tomlinsons public cemetery is finally moving forward.
The project, which was initially announced over five years ago, had been held up due to funding issues and the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Minister of Health Sir Molwyn Joseph, the estimated EC$2 million project is now advancing, with the land being fenced in preparation.
He explained that the delay in fencing was due to other priorities, including the Sir Novelle Richards Secondary School and the Pares Secondary School.
Once these schools are fully fenced, work on the cemetery will resume.
Joseph also clarified that the cemetery and the aquatic centre, which had its ground-breaking last year, will not be located next to each other.
He explained that the cemetery will be situated west of Merryland amusement park and will not cross the road near Sir Novelle, where the aquatic centre is being built.
The idea of relocating the public cemetery to Tomlinsons was first announced by the Antigua Labour Party in 2003 as the St John’s Public Cemetery had reached its capacity.
However, some residents in the area had objections to the cemetery being located along the busy main road, Sir Sydney Walling Highway.
The Health Minister has since consulted with the Potters community and received their approval for the project.
The new cemetery, to be named Tomlinsons Park or Tomlinsons Garden Cemetery, is expected to span about 10 acres and feature a non-denominational church, crematorium, and an ecumenical centre.
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Please.. i dont believe a word that comes from his mouth
He might want to make the cemetary bigger cause next pandemic, the nurses say you all on your own. When the borders are closed again, you all will have to find your own oxygen, clean your own vomit and dress your own sore foot. Who bex, dead!
Classic government move, want steal money and make pp believe in you that we’re going forward n ur a good politician
BUILD A FENCE!!
History doesn’t repeat itself …. It rhymes lmaoooo
So this man need 2 million to build a fence for a supposed cemetery lol
Bro by now if Antigua ppl can’t catch on how them a get rob from them tax money well if u can’t learn now u will learn when it’s too late, even if u gotta burn to learn lol lol lol
Next they go fix te road then say rain mash it up big big Antigua news room can’t wait to post up
What does Pares Secondary school have to do with the damn cemetery? That school has been neglected for 20 years plus. Molwyn Joseph you are a pathological liar, just like Gaston Browne . Must be a requirement to be a part of this government. We know 2.16 million was given for this cemetery. Where is the money? You stood on a world stage and said you saw many children die from covid. Everything under your watch has crumbled. Why don’t you just resign? Just tell them you can’t manage? It will be the only truth you ever told. Antigua will be better off with you out of the picture. Wow!
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