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  • Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has commended the management and staff of the St. Elizabeth Infirmary, in Santa Cruz, for their commitment and hard work, and for keeping the facility in good order.
  • “This infirmary is in real good condition and the staff is doing an excellent job. When you have your elderly in the care of the State, we have to do all we can for them,” he added.
  • The Minister pointed out that the challenges are not unique to the Santa Cruz market, and that others will be visited, with the objective of making them attractive and conducive to shopping.

Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, has commended the management and staff of the St. Elizabeth Infirmary, in Santa Cruz, for their commitment and hard work, and for keeping the facility in good order.

In an interview with JIS News following visits to the infirmary, Santa Cruz Market, Transportation Centre and other public facilities recently, Mr. McKenzie said he has toured several infirmaries and the one in St. Elizabeth has stood out as a shining light.

“This infirmary is in real good condition and the staff is doing an excellent job. When you have your elderly in the care of the State, we have to do all we can for them,” he added.

The Minister said he has committed   some funds to carry out work to enhance and build on what he has seen at the infirmary.

Meanwhile, Mr. McKenzie said he has asked the Mayor of Black River, Councilor Everton Fisher, to deal with some issues in the market, and that he will be providing some funds to clean up sections of the facility.

The Minister pointed out that the challenges are not unique to the Santa Cruz market,  and   that others  will be visited, with the objective of  making them attractive and conducive to shopping.