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Reopen maternity facility at Hopeton, St James

Friday, November 24, 2017

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Dear Editor,

The people of Williamsfield and Hopeton are disgruntled at this time due to the lack of a maternity facility which once existed to serve the St James communities. The residents are fed up with the lack of intervention from those who are in authority other than their councillor. He has been working to ensure that the doors of the facility is opened again as a establishment of this nature is very much needed in this area.

A concerned former member of the community handed out questionnaires to get a feedback from the citizen about how urgent the facility was needed. The people answered overwhelmingly that they wanted the facility now than ever before. They claimed they had to make the long trek to Granville or Cornwall Regional Hospital to have their problems rectified on a daily basis.

The residents claim if their grouses are not addressed urgently they will have to take drastic action to fulfil their need. They also claim they are not into the burning of debris like tyres to highlight their concerns. They need a peaceful resolution to the problems at hand. They all say the closure of the facility has caused severe financial constraints/hardship which they could well do without. They claimed it would be counterproductive to block the roads to the community to have a hearing.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore, St Catherine





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