PM: St. John’s Cemetery, Barnes and Straffies are full


Prime Minister Gaston Browne says St. John’s Cemetery, Barnes and Straffies are full.

He revealed this on his radio show over the weekend.

Chief Health Inspector Sharon Martin has confirmed the Public Cemetery is running out of space for new burials.


Martin explains this is the worst year on record for the number of burials at the facility.


There will be 305 burials by the end of this week which is already a record for the period January 1 to September 30.


She says a meeting will need to be convened with the Health Minister Hon. Sir Molwyn Joseph to determine what will need to be done.


The decision likely to be taken is to inter bodies from rural areas in cemeteries on the outskirts of the island.


Martin asserts the number of Covid-19 related deaths has exacerbated the issue.

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  1. Is the money transferred from the CIP funds still sitting in the treasury according to molwin and chocko weston bogus explanation?

  2. Oh please since 2006 when a death in the family the cemetery was pretty much full and even before.
    Common practice is to dig up unattended graves and replace them
    Jumby on top of Jumby SHUUPS

  3. The government knew that St. John’s cemetery has been full for years, hence the need for the new cemetery and crematorium. Your government does nothing but chat, chat and do nothing. It is sad to hear of all the covid deaths, but this has exposed the incompetence of your government.

  4. Remember the days of protesting and objecting to the plans that the UPP put forward to commission a new cemetery! You now find yourselves with a dilemma that has been brewing for some time.

    The problem has been identified. Fix it!

  5. Is he trying to say that covid deaths caused the cemetery to be full?? They deal only in lies and deception. That place has been full for more than ten years now and KING LIARD is at it again trying to spin facts.

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